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Eight of the best new products and collections from Maison&Objet 2017

Products at last month's Maison&Objet furniture fair ranged from a coffee table based on Shaker design principles to a hand soap by British designer Tom Dixon. Following our coverage of the Paris event, we've rounded up the best in show.

The January edition of the fair, which took place in Paris from 20 to 24 January, saw over 2,800 exhibitors presenting new furniture and homeware.

Our top eight picks from the thousands of products and collections on show include a series of puffed-up plates and a range inspired by Denmark's modernist design legacy.

Sebastian Herkner's "playful and brutalist" Mira collection for Pulpo

German designer Sebastian Herkner presented his latest creations for the Pulpo brand during the fair – a series of chubby coffee tables and shallow bowls called Mira.

Described by the brand as "playful and brutalist", both the coffee table and bowl are made up of two geometric shapes – a cuboid that forms the base and a half-sphere that creates the top.

Find out about Sebastian Hernker's collection for Pulpo ›

M&O: Scenes of Splendour by Ferm Living

Ferm Living's Scenes of Splendour homeware collection

For its latest collection, Danish brand Ferm Living took a step away from its typical pared-back Scandinavian style and looked to the "decadence of bygone eras".

These past eras were reflected through the use of traditional textile-making techniques, seen in new bedding collections and an outdoor rug made from upcycled threads.

Find out more about Ferm Living's Scenes of Splendour collection ›

Constance Guisset's puffed-up plates for Moustache

French designer Constance Guisset's Canova collection of plates have the illusion of being soft and malleable, but they are actually solid ceramic.

The plates, designed for French brand Moustache, were based on visual trickery, and Guisset used hand moulding to create the plates' uneven, puffy-looking surface.

Find out more about the Canova collection ›

Petite Friture's Villa PF collection

French design brand Petite Friture presented its new collection against a backdrop styled on a vibrant, modernist home.

Among the new products were Constance Guisset's series of mirrors that resemble a face wearing tasselled earrings, and Norwegian duo Morten & Jonas' modular furniture pieces named Hoff.

Find out more about Petite Friture's Villa PF collection ›

Menu's furniture collection inspired by Denmark's modernist design legacy

At the fair, Danish brand Menu extended its collection of minimal furniture, lighting and accessories.

The Modernism Reimagined collection is based on the modernist principles of Scandinavian designers and architects. Each piece is tailored to modern living, with furniture intended to suit both large and small homes.

Find out more about Menu's Modernism Reimagined collection ›

EMBARGOED Washing! by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon's washing-up liquid

A somewhat unexpected launch was Tom Dixon's range of home products, which included washing-up liquid, hand washes and balms.

Dixon's design brand aimed to "explore the bathroom and the kitchen sink" with its latest offerings, with the move prompted by the number of hotel projects his studio is working on.

Find out more about Tom Dixon's washing-up liquid ›

Alain Gilles' W8 table for Ligne Roset

During the fair, iconic French brand Ligne Roset launched a wide selection of products – one of our favourites being the W8 table by Belgian designer Alain Gilles.

Its name derives from the weighty base made from turned grey Tuscan stone, which supports a series of slim black or white lacquered steel rods that reach up towards a table top.

Pinch's Rodan coffee table

London design studio Pinch based this simple coffee table on the "restraint and detailing" of a bentwood box associated with Shaker folklife.

The Rodan coffee table was designed using a single material formed into a simple shape. It has a solid wood base and tabletop, and the top features a lipped edge, secured using the swallowtail technique that gives it an overlapping, tapered join.

Find out more about Pinch's Rodan coffee table ›