Fun Modular Indoor/Outdoor Furniture Preview From Maison et Objet
August 19, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
In less than three weeks I’ll be back in Paris again visiting the international design show, Maison et Objet Indoor/Outdoor. I’ve got an adorable little (really little) apartment in Montmartre and will share pics with you as soon as I can snap them. I’ll meet up with some designer friends, squeeze in a little shoe shopping (can’t resist) on the rue Cherche-Midi, and eat plenty of my favorite cheese that I can’t get in the States, Caprice des Dieu (also can’t resist.)
In preparation for the massive show, I’ve been scoping out in advance some designers and brands that I don’t want to miss. One of these is Marine Peyre, whose colorful furniture collections, including the modular BFLEX line, is composed of smooth contemporary pieces that work equally well indoors or out.
Peyre’s collections include some fun and funky pieces like the stackable BOA BOA line for kids, and the OUTBED, shown in green above, and below in multiple hues.
OUTBED, above, is a collection of single cushions that can be connected together and configured into various shapes.
Peyre, who reigns from Marseille after decamping from Paris, makes most of her configurable pieces from wood and foam, upholstered in indoor/outdoor fabrics, like those featured above.
But for her B.FLEX B.TON collection (above and top of post) for Belgian company Urbastyle, she’s translated the softer BFLEX pieces into similar ones made of tinted concrete.
They’re intended for public spaces, though I can see them working equally well in residential or commercial settings. The variety of color combinations from both collections is about as infinite as the possibilities for seating arrangements and patterns.
The designer at Jardins Jardin. Photo via Deco Design.
Stay tuned for reports from the floor of Maison et Objet from September 7-10 and from the concurrent Paris Design Week where I’ll be taking note of and sharing the coolest trends from one of my favorite cities. After Paris: it’s on to London as one of fifteen participants in BlogTour for London Design Festival. It’s going to be a busy month, stay tuned for some cool reports!
Unless otherwise noted, photos from the designer.