Saturday, September 14, 2013

Day 4, Part II: Maison & Objet, Paris

Day 4 Part II

Long days continue but worth it with discoveries like the lighting line shown below. Cast Bronze with gold or silver plating. Extremely heavy weight, these lamps and accessories are similar in style and quality to their rich cousin, Objet Insolite, at half the price. in Cabana Home stores by November.

Cake stand for your favorite macaroons, miniature vases and candlesticks in two sizes 

Waxed stone lamp base with tiny shell; serving dish, and glass jar with lid decorated with cast bronze coral.

Lamp styled as tall seaweed or kelp

The lamp above, comes in two sizes, and gold or silver, and as candlesticks


As above, this lamp is available in two finishes and as a lamp or candlestick.
More lighting vendors: From two different vendors, two of the best outdoor path lights we've seen:
In bronze in three sizes
In solid copper, as shown
Another lighting maker, below, produces there own lighting and parts in their factory in England, everything is hand poured, crafted, forged, including glass blown in their factory.

This over sized coach lamp features a vintage style bulb, which is augmented by mini recessed halogen bulbs  

Another beautifully scaled coach light made for flat wall installation 

The lamp above can be used as a table lamp, hung as a pendant or mounted on a gate post
On the softer side of life, we met a vendor from India that makes beautifully woven scarves and lap blankets (throws). These woven cashmere and silk, and pure cashmere were subdued and soft, with wonderful textures. Prices in the $300- $400 range. See them in Cabana Home stores the end of October.




Furniture wise, we found a Spanish company with a very good looking line of occasional tables. Tables ranged from cast aluminum with bronzed finishes, to reclaimed wood tops with similarly bronzed bases. Our favorites, the cocktail table with removable tray top, a "faceted" scatter table,
and a large oval table that would be great between a pair of club chairs
"Faceted" scatter table

Cocktail table with removable tray top
Oval occasional table
And speaking of furniture, did you know that most homes in Europe are sold without Kitchen furniture meaning, no cabinets or appliances? For Americans, that would seem to be a strange custom indeed. Imagine being at an open house and deciding you want to buy it. You see it with a great kitchen, but when you close and move in to it, the kitchen is gone, even the kitchen sink! Only the pipes remain, hanging out of the wall. So now we know why there are so many great European kitchen systems like Scavolini, Poggenpohl, Snaidero and Bulthaup. So I wasn't terribly surprised to see the kitchen, below, displayed at the show.
Kitchens are made to go in Europe
All for now, check in tomorrow for Day 4, Part III: Maison & Objet
Good night moon.

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