Maison & Objet 2020: Editor’s Picks

There’s no stopping Maison et Objet in showcasing astounding designs from all over the world. With the pandemic era changing exhibition culture, M&O joined the bandwagon and launched their online presentation called “digital fair” to provide their design-hungry audience with carefully curated pieces to establish an online experience.

Numerous brands and designers have gathered to present their latest designs and collections to the public. From furniture to home decor to textile and lighting fixture, the Maison et Objet digital fair is a design feast for all the design professionals and enthusiasts looking for new products and inspirations. There are quite a number of newcomers who joined this season and their marvellous creations and innovations didn’t cease to amaze.

Sustainability, empathic design, cultural vibrancy, bending geometries, new biomimicry, and innovative home improvements are some of the main design directions we’ve seen from the long list of showcased objects. We have curated our top 10 picks for this year’s trend curation. This is a preview of our Maison et objet trend report to be released soon. For now, let’s indulge in these stunning creations.

1. Zarate Manila – ZARATE MANILA

2. Hula (Black white, Brown seat) by KITT.TA.KHON

3. Monsilk™ Aquatic Green Upcycling Area Rug by THE CARPET MAKER

4. The Carnival Lamps by REFLECTIONS COPENHAGEN

5. Galatea Armchair by MALABAR

6. IMPERFETTOLAB

7. Magic Mushroom Folding Funnel by PA DESIGN

8. Heritage Side Board by NSPLOSION

9. ZIBA Large Bench by MOJOW

10. Tabouret Cubbs by SOL & LUNA


Curated by: PJ Almera


Patrick James “PJ” Almera describes himself as an artistic and multi-faceted Architect, Designer, Stylist & Creative Director. He has a strong passion to influence and elevate the lifestyle of people one design venture at a time.

As a recent graduate from his Master in Contemporary Interior Design at Istituto Marangoni - Milano Design School, he was able to juggle and pursue different paths in various art & design fields. Almera's interdisciplinary practice all came from his passion as well as his professional background. After graduating from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in Manila with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture back in 2015, he then took up crash courses in Advanced Interior Styling at SoFA Design Institute - Makati where he found his true passion for styling and curating spaces of different kinds. He was a design associate in the same college under the Center for Campus Art. He designed, styled, and co-curated numerous art installations, exhibits and office spaces around the campuses together with many international and local companies, embassies, designers, and artists in the country.

He also works as an Interior designer & stylist at his founding studio, StudioAlmera, and has designed hostels, hotels, and residential projects around the Metro. Aside from working at his own design studio, he is also a Creative Director of the studio's partner brands, Model Space Design Locale and Curoo. Aside from amplifying aesthetic visions for architecture and spaces, Almera is also an educator at his alma mater, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and SoFA Design Institute.

Now, he achieved another milestone for being the founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Creative Director of ACIIID.

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