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South Beach Style

It doesn’t take long while strolling the aisles of Maison & Objet Americas’ second iteration to see why Miami is such a good spot for the venerable trade show banner to expand into: the 300 brands on display in the Miami Beach Convention Center blend together in washes of pastel hues and pops of brazen colours, creating a South Beach microcosm and displaying just how much Miami is a crossroads of North and South American design trends.


Compiled by Peter Sobchak

Sara Bond│ Camus Collection

Spanish stalwart Camus Collection was at the show, showcasing sculptural furniture pieces inspired by natural elements and organic shapes. Their signature hand-crafted Sara Bond walnut chair with upholstered square seat is an exemplar, with curved back, legs and armrest combining flat, curved and slender elements in a sinuous, seductive form. www.camuscollection.com

Grapy | GAN

Designed by Kensaku Oshiro for GAN, the indoor brand of Spanish furniture company Gandiablasco, the Grapy was inspired “by an image of a farmer seated on a jute sack,” and is available in two different fabrics (canvas and velvet) and filled with polystyrene balls that adapt to body movement. www.gan-rugs.com

Tagada│Gautier Studio

Gautier Studio, an off-shoot of Montréal-based ADzif, was debuted at Maison & Objet Americas along with its all-new line of family-oriented furnishings and accessories. Created in collaboration with product collective mpgmb, the sleek designs mix raw wood with colourful graphics to both define and accent spaces ideal for little ones. www.gautierstudio.com

Inside Out Clock│Polart

This Mexican company makes a scene reinventing classic furniture pieces in polymer resins and bright neon colours, for example the Mary Antoinette inspired clocks and bookcases, which have been completely inverted using an enormous mold and then hand worked to achieve unusually elegant detail. www.polartdesigns.com

Bombom CB│Fenabel

The Portuguese furniture brand Fenabel brought several of its chair lines to Miami, the most-eye-catching of which was the robust yet fluid Bombom CB armchair, designed by Studio Area44. www.fenabel.pt

The Bond│Morada

The Miami-based haute boutique may cite Italy’s pret-a-porter fashion industry as inspiration for this dramatic armchair, but with straps of buckled leather and a name like this, there certainly seem to be other unmistakable muses at work, too. www.morada-furniture.com

Manta│ibride

The Manta outdoor seat by French outfit ibride (say the word “hybrid” but with a Parisian lilt) is a subtle work of line and curves evoking louvers in the summertime. Designed by Rachel and Benoît Convers, it is constructed of high pressure laminate, built like a 3-D jigsaw puzzle, is nearly weightless and comes in six colours. www.ibride.fr

Blau│Gandiablasco

The new Blau collection exudes a cool Mediterranean lifestyle that Gandiablasco has always been known for, and is perfectly at home in South Beach. Designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, all the different pieces, from the chairs to the artificial tree, utilize extruded aluminium profiles that change appearance depending on what angle it is viewed from, thanks to the contrast created between the straight lines and the curves combined within its structure. www.gandiablasco.com


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