I have been dying to go to the Maison & Objet tradeshow for years. A week in Paris watching next season’s trends unfold, interspersed by croissant breaks—nothing could make me happier. Alas, I couldn’t get to this winter’s show either, but I made darn sure I had someone to cover it for us. Our design correspondent, Patty Bouley, has just divulged the “Design Forecast of Fall 2008,” featuring the six dominant trends and 25 to-die-for products. There were so many amazing things we couldn’t include them all in the article—but we just had to show you these.
Sometimes the best products are the ones that defy the trends.