We consider ourselves an industry leader, and in keeping up with our sophisticated clientele we need to stay on top of trends. This is why this May we visited Foire de Paris Design Show in France. Foire de Paris is France's largest Fairground and the 7th largest European exhibition place in terms of area and 1 st in terms of activity.
We can't say that we were surprised by what we saw. After all this is France and they are known to be the leaders when it comes to Fashion. We observed a trend that moves away from the Coastal Cottage Style towards a more Clean Contemporary style, featuring curved cabinetry, high gloss finish and some might say: daring colour combinations.
With technology and high-tech gadgets increasingly seeping into every part of our daily lives, it was just a matter of time for this technology to catch up to furniture.
Also we are facing the return of the 50's! Just have a look at these cute little appliances. Would you like to see these come back? Let us know what you think!
A little bit of history about Foire de Paris:
(photo courtesy of http://www.bloy.geometre-expert.fr/parisexpert/plans/rapports/VuesHist.cfm?ref=258)
Following the great universal exhibition of 1900, the Chamber ofCommerce and Industry of Paris
and a number of professional organisations, admiring the success of the fair in Leipzig , in 1903 decided to create the Paris Exhibition Committee which was to organise the first real Paris Fair. It opened its doors17 March 1904 at the Carreau du Temple. In 1921, In light of its growing success, the Paris Exhibition Committee decided to move the exhibition to Porte de Versailles where it remains to this date.