10 Cool Jewelry Discoveries From Maison & Objet Paris 2016



The 3,000-exhibitor fair isn’t just a home-design destination; it’s also a great place to source jewelry

With some 3,000 exhibitors spanning seven halls in categories ranging from furniture and fabrics to lighting and floor covering, Maison & Objet Paris is the go-to destination for fashion and design retailers. It’s also a fantastic place to source jewelry (as you’ll see below!). Though I spent an afternoon at the fair, which ran Jan. 22–26 at Paris Nord Villepinte, I barely scratched the surface; I could have spent days admiring the gorgeous, impeccably curated booths—many of which were set up as their own mini–concept stores. Seriously, if you’re looking for display inspiration, Maison & Objet is the place to go! The next M&O Paris runs Sept. 2–6. But if you can’t make it across the pond, fret not: You can visit a more intimate version of the fair in Miami May 10–13. Bon voyage!

 

 

 

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These hand-painted cotton canvas bracelets by Milan’s Alice Visin for Silenzio Stampa practically belong in a gallery of their own (photo by Edoardo Passi).

 

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Spanish brand Silvereira’s earrings turn the geometric trend ever-so-wonderfully off balance (photo courtesy of Silvereira).

 

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Nilaï Paris’ well-priced gold-plated bracelets are perfectly in step with the always-in-demand boho style. Plus, those colorful seed beads were everywhere (not just at M&O—at the Bijorhca show, at the Première Classe show…).

 

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You could have a field day with these colorful, collectible charms from Berlin’s Rock Around My Neck (photo courtesy of Rock Around My Neck Bijoux).

 

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MGA Hamburg’s handmade bohemian glass bracelet combines the timeless cameo design with a contemporary mix of colors such as eggplant and acid green (photo by MGA Michael Gold GmbH).

 

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These silver and rock crystal rings from Nathalie Lété for Laurent Gandini are so playful and fun (photo courtesy of Nathalie Lété).

 

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These hand-forged gold and gemstone rings from Paris’ Esther Assouline caught my eye for their beautiful finishes and sharp color choices.

 

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Greek designer Daphne Valente prints graphic gemstone images on Perspex for her bold statement necklaces (photo by Ioannis Mutis).

 

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Berlin brand I Like Paper takes Tyvek to new heights with its cheery Pappwatch. Perfect for anyone who likes piña coladas (and getting caught in the rain).

 

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Who says pink flamingos have to stay on the lawn? Nach Bijoux’s porcelain earrings put the oft-disdained bird on a pretty pedestal.

 

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Bonus: Because you need a place to store all this fantastic jewelry, check out these ultra-sleek storage boxes from Nomess Copenhagen (photo courtesy of Nomess Copenhagen).

 

Top: An overhead view of one of the M&O halls (photo by Fillioux & Fillioux)

Inset: Atelier Bleu d’Argile (photo by Gabriella Stephenson)