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The Illusion Collection Has Launched!

Deirdre Dyson’s latest collection was unveiled today at Maison et Objet Paris.

The collection comprises nine designs featuring bold geometrics and intricate use of grading as well as innovative colour choices hand knotted in wool and silk to stunning effect.

Deirdre acknowledges these designs, whilst appearing simple, were actually incredibly complex to make:

“This collection presented my hand-knotted makers with the most difficult challenge to date.  The geometric designs may look deceptively simple, but the intricacy of workmanship involved is astounding. I have used colour grading in many directions and opposing paths. The result is a dazzling contrast from light to dark, of shadows and optical illusions.”

TORN BETWEEN
Deirdre Dyson Exclusive Carpets and Rugs TORN BETWEEN
SHADOWS
Deirdre Dyson Exclusive Carpets and Rugs SHADOWS
SAPPHIRE
Deirdre Dyson Exclusive Carpets and Rugs SAPPHIRE
RUBY
Deirdre Dyson Exclusive Carpets and Rugs RUBY
REFLECTIONS
Deirdre Dyson Exclusive Carpets and Rugs REFLECTIONS
PINNACLE
Deirdre Dyson Exclusive Carpets and Rugs PINNACLE
OPTIC
Deirdre Dyson Exclusive Carpets and Rugs OPTIC
DAWN
Deirdre Dyson Exclusive Carpets and Rugs DAWN
CHEQUERED
Deirdre Dyson Exclusive Carpets and Rugs CHEQUERED

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Maison et Objet Paris 2015

We are loving our time at Maison et Objet Paris and delighted the Illusion collection is being so well received. Here are just a selection of images of the stand for those of you who can’t visit us there, for those who can find us in Hall 7, Stand A73!

RUBY
It was a mammoth task to get RUBY on the wall…
Maison et Objet 2015
…but the effect is stunning!
Maison et Objet 2015
The finished stand – the 2015 ‘Illusion’ collection is unveiled!
Maison et Objet 2015
All nine carpets from the new collection are on view
Maison et Objet 2015
Mirrored boxes, which featured in our lifestyle photo shoot for the new collection, were specially commissioned for the stand. Here reflecting DAWN.
Maison et Objet Paris 2015
CHEQUERED
Maison et Objet 2015
PINNACLE
Maison et Objet 2015
Reflecting REFLECTIONS!
Maison et Objet 2015
Edison keeping things ship-shape with Dyson

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Agnes’ “Coups de Coeur” from Maison et Objet

Our Parisian representative Agnes Guillard chooses her top five picks from September’s Maison et Objet Paris.

Precious

Precious

The exhibition Precious by Elizabeth Leriche in Hall 7 was presenting artists, artisans and designers who were revisiting the codes of luxury.  We were very impressed by Lionel Esteve who applies gold leafs on plants.

Precious

Yana Svetlova

Yana Svetlova

Yana Svetlova was presenting her first collection Art Of Imitation with watercolor panos and big scale wallpapers.

Lalie design

Lalie Design

The designer of printed fabrics for home decoration Lalie Design was presenting various colourful prints. In the bedroom displayed, there were seven prints that can be mixed together in the same room. The result was quiet unique.

Sharon Marston

Sharon Marston

Six designs from the bespoke lighting designer Sharon Marston were exposed. We really liked their delicate and organic shapes.

Etienne Moyat

Etienne Moyet

We also discovered the stunning creations in sculpted wood by Etienne Moyat. His finished pieces combined contemporary curves and primitive and raw materials.


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Our 2016 Collection to be revealed at Maison et Objet, Paris

Maison et Objet 2016

We are extremely excited to reveal all nine new designs in Deirdre’s collection for 2016 Walking on Art.

The collection has been called after Deirdre’s book of the same name detailing her evolution from fine artist to carpet designer, the design process itself and also catalogues all her carpet designs, together with a substantial number of background sketches and drawings, from the past fifteen years.

All the new designs are hand-knotted in wool and silk and to a greater or lesser extent include grading which requires not only Deirdre’s singular talent for colour selection in the design, but also the hugely skilled craftsmanship of our artisan weavers in Nepal.

See us on Stand G34, Hall 7 from Thursday 22nd to Tuesday 26th January, Maison et Objet Parc des Expositions, Villepinte, Paris.


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Agnes reviews September’s Maison & Objet

We are regular exhibitors at January’s Maison et Objet and our Parisian Representative Agnes was on hand to visit the September show and keep abreast of trends.

Here are some of her favourite M&O picks.

M&O’s centrepiece was the whimsical House of Games inspiration zone celebrating ‘elegant maximalism’ and featuring collaborations including a bookshop and cafe.

House of Games

House of Games

House of Games

Agnes was so taken by Japanese design collective Team-lab‘s ‘Forest of Resonating Lamps’ she visited the installation twice!

Forest of Resonating Lamps

Forest of Resonating Lamps

The late Zaha Hadid‘s homeware collection launched at the show, incorporating bone china, ceramics, resin and wood.

Zaha Hadid

Agnes also loved the playful lighting by Paris-based designers Vicky Weiler and these bull rush lights by Henri Bursztyn

Vicky Weiler

Henry Bursztyn

The scent and colour of the Italian brand Mr & Mrs Fragrance stand was intoxicating.

Mr & Mrs Fragrance

And finally Agnes spotted these animal ‘art’ cushions by Artpilo a fun way to introduce this trend into your home.

Artpilo animal cushions


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Deirdre Dyson VISTA carpet collection launches at Maison et Objet Paris

Deirdre Dyson conjures up nature’s transient beauty with launch of Vista Collection

A reflection of the unravelling of time itself; the skeleton of a MAPLE and the shadow of its memory, the peeling skin of a silver birch and tumbling stones in a rushing brook, Deirdre Dyson returns to the international stage with the launch of her striking new VISTA Collection at Maison & Objet Paris (January 20-24, 2017 – Hall 7 Stand H116).  Stimulated by nature’s ephemeral splendour, the nine new carpet designs showcase Deirdre’s signature contemporary style.

“My Vista Collection is inspired by glimpses and observations taken on walks in the countryside – standing under trees with falling leaves, enchanted by bulrushes in still water and exquisite bright green water lilies floating above a mysterious deep, dark pond.  I like to use colour grading techniques and strong and subtle tonal contrasts to create optical illusions, highlighting nature’s dramatic and transient beauty.  The collection is intended to inspire clients to commission their own piece of art for the floor.

Deirdre Dyson’s training in fine art is apparent in her masterful use of colour across the collection.  In BULRUSHES, the gradual change in hue and precise contrast in light and shade create the illusion of reflection on still water to beautiful effect.  Similarly, the tonal change in LILY POND emphasises the depth of the pond and contrasts effectively with the brightness of the lily pads – a circular silhouette makes this a true representation of the natural world. Deirdre’s characteristic wit is exemplified in UNRAVEL, drawing on the core inspiration of real landscapes, whilst depicting the concept of unravelling threads, naturally colour-graded to perfection.

Each Deirdre Dyson carpet is totally bespoke and can be fitted or free-standing.  Customers can take inspiration from Deirdre’s ideas, but apply their own personal touch through colour, shape, size and design elements.  Deirdre’ Dyson makes carpets to suit different budgets and applications.  They can be hand-knotted by Tibetan experts, practiced in this ancient skill, who use Chinese or Indian silk and the finest Tibetan wool.  Or they can be hand-tufted in Scotland or Yorkshire, from the best quality New Zealand wool.

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AGNES REVIEWS SEPTEMBER’S MAISON & OBJET 2017

We are regular exhibitors at January’s Maison & Objet and our Parisian Sales & Marketing Representative Agnes was on hand to visit the September show and select her favourite products and trends.

Agnes was particularly taken with the Comfort Zone in Hall 7 an area dedicated to promoting ‘physical calm and peace of mind’ in the home environment.

The pink and pastel trend shows no sign of abating, toned down pastels and pale pink hues were a prominent feature across a wide product range.

One of Agnes favourite brands and long-time M&O exhibitor is Objet de Curiosité, a French brand from Lyon whose eclectic exhibits provide a quirky and humorous stand.

A stand out brand for Agnes was HEY-SIGN which presented innovative, design-oriented products customised in high quality wool felt in bright, enlivening colours.

Agnes final pick matériO was created in 2000 by a young French team who track cutting edge materials and emerging material innovation from all over the world.

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Deirdre Dyson exhibits at Maison et Objet Paris 19-23 January

Pictured is SKYSCAPE hand knotted in wool, silk and silk/wool mix, Horizons Collection 2018

We are delighted to be exhibiting for the fourth year at Maison & Objet Paris.

Deirdre will unveil her new collection for 2018, HORIZONS.

HORIZONS comprises six hand knotted designs woven on an unprecedentedly large scale, inspired by sky and sea.

The carpets comprise a complex mix of wool and silk and Deirdre’s clever use of colour and colour grading create stunning expanses, as suited to wall hanging as the floor.

View the designs at stand F116, in Hall 7 from 19-23 January.

 


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OUR PICKS FROM MAISON & OBJET 2018

We’re just back from showcasing our new HORIZONS rug collection at Maison et Objet, Paris.

In our opinion this was one of the best shows to date – full of high design, practical thinking and our favourite – colour!

While there, we selected some favourite picks from other exhibitors…

Functional architectural statements by Lucie Kaas

The incredible beauty of natural stone Mercado da Pedra

Detail of a stunning Kimono by Yoskikawa SenSho Co. Ltd

Practical, functional and aesthetically pleasing from Draw-a-Line

Pink! On the Houtique stand

Top & Bottom extraordinary timepieces by Diamantini & Domeniconi

Top & Bottom Innovative and sustainable design with a strong eco message for kids – 10/10 Eco Birdy!

Fell in love with the subtle fragility of Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert‘s hand blown glass light installation

Taking the emoji to a whole new level! Vibrant and fun totems by Anne-Sophie Gruwez

All Photographs by Edison.