Dezeen Magazine

10 best furniture and homeware launches from Maison&Objet 2018

Children's furniture made out of recycled plastic and wooden bookcases featuring discordant shelves are among editorial assistant Natasha Levy's pick of the best products from this month's Maison&Objet furniture fair.

Located in Paris, the January edition of the twice-yearly fair took place earlier this week. Highlights for visitors included pared-back furnishings by Designer of the Year Cecilie Manz, as well as fresh creations from a host of emerging Italian designers.

From the thousands of products and collections presented over the four-day event, Dezeen's Natasha Levy has rounded up the best in show.

EcoBirdy's recycled plastic children's furniture

New Belgian brand EcoBirdy debuted a collection of children's furniture made entirely from recycled plastic toys. Founders Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel said they wanted to inspire young people to "contribute to a more sustainable future".

Featuring rounded edges and speckled surfaces, the collection is comprised of a table, chair, rhinoceros-shaped lamp and a storage container that's based on the figure of a Kiwi bird.

Kensaku Oshiro's CC01 chair

Named as one of Maison&Objet's rising talents for 2018, Milan-based designer Kensaku Oshiro worked alongside traditional craftsmen in the small Italian town of Chiavari to produce the CC01 chair.

This version of the lightweight chair has a lacquered timber frame and leather seat, but it can also be rendered in cherry or beech wood.

101 Copenhagen's ceramics

Danish brand 101 Copenhagen revealed its latest range of ceramics, which have been completed in muted hues of black and slate grey.

While simple in silhouette, the pieces reference a variety of imagery including the bulbous form of submarines, the texture of tree bark, and ancient Greek pottery.

Tom Dixon's Super Texture collection

Tom Dixon launched a collection of textiles that employed weaving, knotting and digital printing techniques. Featuring bold blocks of colour, the array of cushions and throws depict abstractions of urban landscapes.

The British designer also added to his range of home accessories with a series of cork and terrazzo candle holders.

Alain Gilles's Geoffrey mirror

Brussels-based designer Alain Gilles launched this geometric mirror under French brand Ligne Roset for its 2018 collection.

Crafted to appear as both "stable and light", the Geoffrey mirror features a brass dish to hold keys and a lacquered steel rail where users can hang scarves or umbrellas.

Nendo's homeware collection for Zens

Nendo teamed up with Chinese lifestyle brand Zens to launch a variety of playful home accessories in its signature minimalist aesthetic.

Among them was a display system inspired by the image of birds sitting on a power line, and a stackable tea set with rounded stone-like lids.

Haos' 1970s-inspired lighting

French brand Haos revealed a range of cylindrical lights in warm shades of brick red and cognac brown reminiscent of the 70s. Complete with brass detailing, the white editions of the lamp feature a subtly cracked surface.

Led by couple Sophie Gélinet and Cédric Gepner, the brand said the collection is based on "sculptural shapes with refined lines".

Cecilie Manz's wooden room divider

Maison & Objet's designer of the year Cecilie Manz presented a new room divider crafted from smooth panels of Oregon pine that are separated by strips of leather.

The piece appeared in Manz's exhibition at the fair, alongside several of her already well-known creations like the Caravaggio lamp.

Martha Sturdy's Prime collection

Brightly-coloured geometric shapes define this furniture collection launched by Canadian designer Martha Sturdy.

Comprised of stools, wall decorations, stackable shelves, and a table, the range has been crafted entirely from resin and is intended to be a "study in simplicity".

Drugeot's asymmetric bookshelves

French manufacturer Drugeot presented a selection of asymmetrical bookcases featuring colour-blocked shelves.

Made from solid oak, the brand also employed the material to craft a wobbly-edged stool and a simplistic dining table.