In Paris, it’s already summer. Well, not according to the subzero temps—but one look at Maison & Objet’s highlights proves that we’ve all got warmer weather on the brain. The biannual design show just wrapped in the City of Light, and between the picnic-ready enamel platters and the surprisingly stylish gardening equipment, team Domino found a ton of inspiration. The biggest takeaway? Woven outdoor furniture.
We don’t mean the plain, old natural rattan kind—this year will be about going bold. Our style editors saw checkerboard-printed chairs in vibrant turquoise and brightly hued benches perfect for when it’s your turn to host a Fourth of July party.
Take, for example, Djilene, basically a maximalist oasis. We spied patio chairs in so many Technicolor prints that it was hard to pick just one favorite. (Though a strong case could be made for the red-and-white check, which has a just-right touch of retro.)
The art of color-blocking is alive and well at Ames, a Colombian company whose rainbow chairs and tables were a true visual treat. What’s more, almost everything is made with recycled plastic cords—because it’s 2020, and style and sustainability should go hand in hand.
Finally, Drucker proved that sometimes it pays to rethink the classics. In this case, Paris’s trademark bistro seating. We saw the style reimagined in pale pistachios and electric blues, making us count down the days until we can enjoy a morning coffee alfresco without risking frostbite.
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