Last week I hopped down to Miami to check out the Maison & Objet Americas trade show. I've read about the show in Paris for years so I was curious to see first hand what it was like. It didn't disappoint. The majority of the vendors were completely new to me and I came home with a list of new suppliers to investigate further. The interesting thing about the show was the wealth of suppliers from the South America. While we tend to look south to the United States for inspiration we often stop at the border and fail to see all the incredible things happening in the Latin American countries. Below are my top five picks from the show.
Wall vision is a Swedish wallpaper supplier that represents four lines - Eco wallpaper, Cole & Son, Mr. Perswall and Borastapeter. Eco wallpaper has just released a collection designed by Spanish designer of the year, Jaime Hayon. I obviously was drawn in by that enchanting, folkloric wallpaper they displayed on the back wall.
Ateliers Pinton is a French rug and tapestry supplier. Their rugs range from the abstract and textural to representations of 20th and 21st century artist's work (which look better than they sound).
Contardi is an Italian light manufacturer with a showroom in Brooklyn, New York. I'm always on the lookout for new lights and this company had some really stunning options like these sconces that I hadn't seen before. They can custom make the finishes to whatever you like.
Munna is a Portuguese furniture manufacturer based in Porto. I was won over by all their absolutely beautiful velvet pieces in the perfect shades of rose pink, emerald green and pale greys. My wish list from this store is about a mile long.
Gan is the interiors section of a larger company know as Gandiablasco from Spain. Their rugs are extremely textural and often wrap themselves up from the floor on to low modular furniture. I recommend checking out some of the spaces they have designed.
If you're interested in more photos from my trip to Maison & Objet and Miami take a look at my Instagram feed.