Dezeen's pick of the best French furniture brands exhibiting at Maison&Objet
With Maison&Objet opening in Paris this weekend, design reporter Alice Morby has put together a list of the top five French design brands to go and see at the fair.
Maison&Objet takes place in the French capital twice a year. The January edition is more focused on product and industrial design, while September hones in on interiors.
There are 2,800 exhibitors expected at the show, but we've picked out the five best native brands launching new products.
La Chance launched in 2012 during Milan design week, and has since collaborated with designers including Luca Nichetto and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance.
At the fair, the brand will present a number of pieces by Belgian designer Alain Gilles, including a daybed, armchair and ottoman.
Colonel was founded in 2012 by Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet, and is recognised for its use of light wood, bright colours and patterns.
Each of these characteristics will be present in the brand's new collection launching at Maison&Objet, which includes a sideboard inspired by a combination of 1930s architecture, African art and geometry.
French design company Petite Friture will be a playful addition to the fair, given that its back catalogue of products includes lamps shaped like sausages.
For its latest collection, the brand photographed each of its pieces inside a fictional modernist home named Villa PF that is vibrantly coloured in shades of orange and pink.
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Iconic brand Ligne Roset will return to the fair this January to showcase a number of new products by many recognised designers, including a range of side tables by Alain Gilles.
The brand, which is now 150 years old, has previously collaborated with the likes of Inga Sempé, Benjamin Hubert and most recently Pierre Charpin – who has been named Maison&Objet's Designer of the Year.
Moustache, the brand that once created a video to avoid exhibiting in "disappointing" Milan, will hopefully be less disappointed with Paris when it presents its new collections at Maison&Objet.
Moustache is run by Stéphane Arriubergé and Massimiliano Iorio, who also own vinyl wall-covering brand Domestic. Visitors can expect to see bold silhouettes and colours, as well as unusual textures and surfaces.