Zollanvari International are delighted to be returning to the September edition of Maison et Objet – the leading home décor fair connecting the international interior design and lifestyle community – in a brand-new location, Stand A87 in Hall 7 FOREVER, the largest space they have taken at the show for some years. Maison et Objet is held at the Parc des expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte and runs from September 7-11, 2018.
This forthcoming edition of the show will see the unveiling of an entirely new concept with the separation of Maison and Objet and with distinct themed areas. The Maison themed sections will be ‘Crafts’ (Hall 5a), ‘Unique & Eclectic’ (Halls 5a/6), ‘Today’ (Hall 6) and ‘Forever’ (Halls 7 & 8) where the spectacular Zollanvari International island stand is located. This division heralds a new era for the fair and promises a much-improved visitor experience.
To mark and celebrate these developments Zollanvari International are presenting the largest number of new designs shown to date
at any previous Maison et Objet. New creations on show from our extensive Gabbehs collections include: Autumnal Woodland, depicting a woodland bereft of leaves against a field of autumnal and wintery colors and full of mystery; Flower Meadow, bursting with the joys of summer meadows filled with dancing daisies; Garlands & Cypresses, a formal arrangement linking East and West – floral sprays and multi-colored cypress trees... suzanis meet Victorian embroideries; Marmo Pettinato, drawing on Venetian marbled paper (carta marmorizzata) with patterns that ‘mimic’ the natural veining in stone or marble, and Inverted Snakeskin, using tiny irregular ‘elements’ that are either filled-in or outlined in a seemingly random manner that create a real sense of movement
in this design like a slithering snake. Finally, Brushstrokes, is something entirely new to the market – a traditional Zigorat weaving (high or ‘shaggy’ pile) that was usually made using undyed wool (black/brown and cream) has been reinvented with the addition of color and modernist painterly designs.
Also on show for the first time in Paris will be the full Anar Collection, launched in January 2018, that takes inspiration from childhood memories of pomegranate (anar) trees, as well as those from numerous travels to Iran over the years – memories that have informed the designers’ (NOV24, Vienna) thought process in the creation of this contemporary carpet collection with pomegranate motifs – carpets with soul, history, innovative spirit and design virtuosity.
Other highlights will include expanded designs in new colorways from stellar and award-winning collections such as Kyoto (meisen kimono- inspired designs), Chimera (Gabbehs meet rothko’esque minimalism), Tiles (traditional Gabbeh ‘squares’ and ‘stripes’ reinterpreted) and Graffiti (archaic Gabbeh motifs with a twist in cool pastel and zany vibrant colors). In addition to their traditional tribal and city designs, various Designer Isfahan carpets (made of wool and silk) in on-trend colors, the new multi-purpose ‘shaggy’ Zigorat coffers from their Home Décor collection and ‘Sumi’-brushstrokes-inspired Baneh kelims will be premiered at the September 2018 edition of Maison et Objet.
Published verbatim courtesy of Zollanvari.