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Designs from Paris

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At Maison & Objet, the Paris exhibition where designers and manufacturers showed off their latest looks, a prevalence of white furnishings meant that shapes and structure proved more important than color. Here, a piece by Parsy Debons looked conventional at the top but went wobbly at the bottom, the shelves appearing to buckle under the weight of whatever they must bear. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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The Avril table designed by Fred Rieffel for Kollection looked like an abstract set of lily pads floating above the floor. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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Bright white bookshelves from Ligne Roset consisted of an off-kilter geometric grid. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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Reading chair? The white Bibliochaise from Nobody & Co. made its purpose clear. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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The Italian company Bosa showcased this Jaime Hayon-designed lamp with a “soap bubble” base. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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One installation at Maison & Objet included the black Melting Chair in the foreground, a design by Therese Wikmas made of candle wax, polyurethane and plastic foam. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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Paris-based Ateliers Philippe Coudray upholstered traditional French furniture with colorful photographic imagery. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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Ateliers Philippe Coudray also won attention for this high-backed sofa in graphic black and white. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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Emu launched a series of Patricia Urquiola-designed iron chairs with removable seat cushions. The outdoor pieces were colorful, exaggerated riffs on 1950s style. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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The Cinderella table from Demakersvan is made of intricately cut birch plywood. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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In a white room with nothing but a giant white bed, a mesmerizing video showed an animated sea creature swimming across the ceiling in a “virtual design” from movingdesign.fr — a grace note amid the cacophony and the commerce of the show. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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The wooden slats of the Banc Spaghetti bench by Pablo Reinoso seemed to melt at one end, then climb the wall like sprouting vines. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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Missoni Home’s presentation at Maison & Objet was a departure from what many other design houses unveiled. The company made its statement with bold colors and dynamic prints. (David Brabyn / For The Times)
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