Maison et Objet, Paris 2022 – All the Trends, colours and New Luxury

Maison et Objet Paris is one of the most exciting trade fairs and interior design shows on the design calendar! Held twice a year in Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, it brings together decorators, interior designers, art galleries, craftspeople, makers, and stores all under one roof.

What is Maison et Objet?

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Located at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, Maison et Objet has something for everyone!

The event showcases 3000 brands and designers from across the interior design, home décor, and lifestyle industries and is divided into two sections, Maison (home) and Objet (Object).

The 5-day fair is packed to the brim with installations by famous names and talented designers, sets big and small displaying decorative pieces, textiles, furniture, and fragrances. It also includes talks by craftsmen, architects, and artists and plenty of spaces to relax and eat.

If you love design and in particular, home décor, as much as I do then Maison et Objet is a must-see! This year, Maison et Objet wanted to encourage people to (re)connect and have built the program around the inspiration theme “New Luxury”.

Uber Luxury

led candles
Extremely realistic candles by Deluxe Homeart

New technology and fine crafts come together to help develop fabrics that are adorned with silk and LED threads and furniture that can be cleverly integrated into smart technology. The luxury sector is increasingly looking for ingenious ways to become more sustainable with its materials.

Finding responsible ways to combine indulgence, comfort, and aesthetics, luxury brands can play a central role in providing eco-friendly, local, and artisan products and this was evident at Maison et Objet.

oak coffee table and chairs with black leather

Lux Populis

Lux populis takes its inspiration from pop and street culture which has been driven by a generation that lives on reality TV, Instagram, and TikTok.

Social Media and reality TV can have a huge impact on people’s home décor choices (think that rug by La Redoute that has its own Instagram page!) and has the ability to make high-end items fly off the shelves!

huge pampas grass in bronze and a bronze hand statue

Maison et Objet has a dedicated zone called Signature which features exceptional items from design and creative brands such as Missoni Home, Maison Dada, and Roberto Cavalli.

One of my favorite luxury brands, full of designs for the future, was The Invisible Collection. It is the first online platform to sell a curated selection of pieces by interior designers and handmade by talented craftsmen.

Contemporary and beautiful, these bespoke furniture pieces really stood out and are key to future trends. 

boucle chairs
Mawu Chair Bouclé X Dedar
red velvet curved chair
Mia Armchair X Dedar

Continuing with the luxury theme, one of the most popular sets at Maison et Objet was the Eichholtz set. The Dutch brand is the epitome of an exquisite elegant global lifestyle and has furnished thousands of hotels worldwide.

Theo Eichholtz started the brand in his parent’s garage 30 years ago and has grown into an ultra-luxurious design office that produces furniture, accessories, lighting, and outdoor furniture.

eich holtz set

Eichholtz is the essence of uber luxury.

With their contemporary design, soft curves, boucle, and natural materials, these beautifully crafted products combine comfort and sophistication.

Eichholtz set at maison et objet
Uber luxury – Eichholtz
eichholtz set at maison et objet
Simple colour palette – Eichholtz
eichholtz set at maison et objet
Natural materials – Eichholtz
boucle curved contemporary chair
Beautiful Boucle and curves – Eichholtz
Sofa Tondo – Eichholtz

So Much To See, So Little Time

When I arrived at Maison et Objet, I headed straight to the Home Accessories zone and it was clear that sustainability, biophilic, and eco-friendly design was at the top of the agenda.

Every corner you turned, there were plants, natural materials like bamboo and rattan, beautiful pottery and tableware designs, and tropical prints.  If you want to find out more about biophilic design, check out my blog post here.

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Maison et objet plan map. It covered a vast area at the Exhibition Center


From paper-made lanterns to outdoor rattan lighting, lampshades and lights mimicked the natural world and had a strong bohemian influence.

paper mache light fittings
These lanterns are made from paper – Nathanaelle Lobjoy
wicker woven outdoor light shades
Hand woven outdoor light shades
macrame woven light shades
Boho lanterns – Liv Interiors
canvas light shades

Soft Furnishings

House linen had its very own section, a wonderful exhibition of natural and neutral colors and all the colors of the rainbow in equal measures. Soft furnishings are the cherry on top when it comes to designing a room, getting your color scheme and textures right with house linen is just as important as choosing a sofa or bed.

This is where your home décor personality can really shine and there was plenty of inspiration at Maison et Objet!

tropical bedding with faux fern
Plenty of tropical pieces to catch your eye! U10
woven rugs
Graphic woven rugs – Edito
Pinks, mustards, and turmeric colors work well together. Liv Interiors
linen throws in many different colours

Some of the exhibitors in the Home Linen section included Passion for Linen, Kutnia and one of my favorite bed linen sets – Caterina Quartana from Italy.

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Turkish design brand Kutnia
olive green soft furnishings
Olive velvets – Caterina Quartana
bed linen
Embroidered bed linen
tropical inspired homewares
More tropical goodness from U10

Home Accessories

I felt this Maison et Objet section was very much Scandi-led with pottery in neutral colours and colourful candles taking centre stage. Many items mimicked the curves of nature with imperfect lines and texture. 

colourful ceramics
Colourful designs
A candle in every colour! Kunst Industrien
pampas grass
Kunst Industrien also excelled in monochrome design

For me, the stand-out set had to be Deluxe Homeart with its remote control and real flame-like candles! Definitely the most realistic candles I have seen and they are ideal for indoor and outdoor use!

led candles
Extremely realistic flames, it wasn’t until I got up closer that I realized they were faux!
LED candles
Candles – Deluxe Homeart
LED candles on a wicker outdoor table and chairs
This was an extremely popular set and I can see why!
neutral and black ceramic vases
Neutral tones – DBKD Sweden
grey curved ceramic vases
Popular curves – DBKD Sweden
wooden planters
Wooden pots
candles and colourful candlestick holders
Colourful candlesticks


This is where eco-friendly and sustainable design really shone through! Materials like marble, stone, and mango wood were in abundance and perfectly imperfect tableware drew you in.

In the Cook & Share section, there was everything you needed to prep and cook and entertain guests.

marble and wooden salad bowls
Marble and wood design
marble and walnut cheese board and knives
Cheese anyone?
scallop shaped dinnerware
Scalloped bowls and plates –
imperfect glazed tableware
I loved this bowl, like it had just stepped off the pottery wheel
green marble effect chopping board and tray
Beautiful chopping boards and tray design by Lynn & Lianna Designs

And Finally…

I spent a good 6 hours walking around Maisons et Objet and probably only saw around a 1/3 of the Trade Fair. With over 3000 brands showcasing their products, you would have to spend at least a good 2 days there to take in all it has to offer.

wired bra sculpture
Wire bra coat hanger light
stalks in art
Castelbel fragrances for the home
tiger bronze planter
Biophilic design
oak curved chair with boucle material
Umage chair
oversized vase with plants

Unfortunately, I had to get back to central Paris to catch my Eurostar to London, but you can’t go to Maison et Objet without a quick visit to Paris itself!

I spent a wonderful couple of hours on my own, walking around all the tourist sites on an unseasonably warm March afternoon. 

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Looking back along the River Seine and towards Saint-Chapelle

Paris is a busy city with lots of traffic, so walking is a fabulous way to get around and discover the hidden gems down small alleys and parks.

I kept mainly to the River Seine, starting from Notre Dame, walking past the Pont Neuf, Pont des Arts, and Pont Carousel, taking in the beautiful architecture of the Louvre and the Musee D’Orsay and down to the Eiffel Tower.

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Notre Dame – you can visit, but cannot go inside whilst they are rebuilding it after the fire in 2019
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Looking back up towards the Pont Neuf
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Pont Neuf
avenue la bourdonnais and the eiffel tower
Eiffel Tower
eiffel tower
It’s so much bigger than it looks in photos!
eiffel tower at sunset
Last look at Paris
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Before heading back on the metro to go home

I thoroughly enjoyed my 24 hours in Paris and at Maison et Objet. The trade show itself was hugely inspirational with a lot of insight into designs for the future in our homes, gardens, and at work.

The stand-out trends had to be lots of natural materials, curves, and imperfections. It also showed how we can be a bit more mindful in the home in our ever-changing world.

I just know that next time I am lucky enough to go to Maison et Objet, I will plan a much longer trip!

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