Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Colour, colour everywhere ...

I've just returned from Paris Design Week and the Maison & Objet tradeshow. What a feast of inspiration it was ... complemented of course by wonderful boulangeries and glorious architecture.

Bold and bountiful colour was prevalent at the design inspirations section of Maison & Objet.  Call it a respite from the gloom of the global financial crisis or a rebellion against an era of muted colour, the use of colour was bold and brave.

Amongst the more intriguing exhibits was Jean Boggio for Franz.  Jean is a well known French designer collaborating with Franz Porcelain to create a range of furniture and porcelain that incorporate the culture of ancient oriental porcelain with contemporary flair.  To find out more visit www.franzcollection.de.

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Another to catch my eye, was Michael Sieger's visual concept for Wiesmann's Roadster MF3 Final Edition Sportscar.  The final release of this limited edition sports car is titled "Colour Collection" and comprises 18 unique colour combinations "transforming the Roadster into a Road Star".  The colours are bold and defined down to the smallest detail - even the speedometer and rev counter!  These cars are handmade to order and are strong on character.

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