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!
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).
Spanish brand Silvereira’s earrings turn the geometric trend ever-so-wonderfully off balance (photo courtesy of Silvereira).
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…).
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).
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).
These silver and rock crystal rings from Nathalie Lété for Laurent Gandini are so playful and fun (photo courtesy of Nathalie Lété).
These hand-forged gold and gemstone rings from Paris’ Esther Assouline caught my eye for their beautiful finishes and sharp color choices.
Greek designer Daphne Valente prints graphic gemstone images on Perspex for her bold statement necklaces (photo by Ioannis Mutis).
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).
Who says pink flamingos have to stay on the lawn? Nach Bijoux’s porcelain earrings put the oft-disdained bird on a pretty pedestal.
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)