5 Under-the-Radar Brands I Discovered at the Biggest Design Fair in Paris

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It’s time again, as editors from around the world make their way to Paris to check out the latest and greatest in furniture and home décor. When we’re not walking the halls of the Maison & Objet, Paris’ huge bi-annual design trade fair, we’re checking out the city’s exciting happenings, from the galleries’ vibrant displays to expertly curated stores. Always when we think we’ve seen it all, there’s something new around the corner to return to the American rave. And of every gem I saw at this year’s fair, here are the top five brands with booths that filled my camera roll and my thoughts.

Courtesy of Foundy

If we value quality materials when it comes to fashion and home accessories, why is our exercise equipment any different? New Seoul-based brand Foundy agrees: Its bells are made of beechwood and butter leather from the same supplier that Hermès uses. The basic box may be $20,000, but it makes every penny with its contents (there’s also dumbbells, blocks, and a pulley inside) and a deluxe torso, which even the exercisers among us will be proud to leave on display.

5 Under-the-Radar Brands I Discovered at the Biggest Design Fair in Paris

Courtesy of our community

Straight from Aarhus, Denmark, our association launched its new line of modern aluminum furniture, lighting and accessories at the fair. The founders aim to work with emerging designers, such as Studio Πand LeclercqViallet, to create simple, contemporary pieces. I will find endless uses for the KK Simplified Stool.

5 Under-the-Radar Brands I Discovered at the Biggest Design Fair in Paris

Courtesy of Wigiwama

We’ve been noticing corduroys in the home space for a while, but now the woven material has found its place in the kids’ world as well. After seeing Wigiwama’s Bubblegum collection, I’m thinking of snagging a Tetris-like rainbow toy set or a versatile flip chair for my own apartment.

5 Under-the-Radar Brands I Discovered at the Biggest Design Fair in Paris

Courtesy of Trame

Show me a beautifully curated assortment of Mediterranean-inspired ships and textiles, and I’m sold. And the new Trame for me is exactly that: On display was a rug so stunning that it’s worth hanging on the wall (in fact, that’s the case for every floor covering in their location). How often do you come across 3D printed ceramics?

5 Under-the-Radar Brands I Discovered at the Biggest Design Fair in Paris

Courtesy of Pierre Gonalons

Candy-colored side tables stole the show at the booth of Paris-based designer Pierre Gonalons. As stunning as the tables themselves were the infinity tray of glazing holders that buyers could choose from. Above all, it is internal / external. Perfect for the balcony of my Parisian dreams.

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