Jan 28, 2009

Paris Trip Envy- Volume Four!

Greetings from Paris! Unfortunately, it's not from me....but from Allison and Louis as they continue their trekk through the Maison et Objet show....just a tad bit jealous over here!

Another great find for dinner was Bouillon Racine (the sign at the entrance is Bouillon Camille Chartier but it was listed in our guide book as Racine).
In a historic building, the restaurant's decor is all art nouveau that was beautifully restored a few years ago. The menu is classic French and everything (especially dessert) was so delicious.
Our Day 3 itinerary was to see all of Scenes d'Interieur and Hall 6 (mission almost accomplished).

We are obsessed with all things Keith Haring and surprisingly there are many European vendors that license his designs for their products. We already carry Quark chairs, vases, paperweights, & pillows with his iconic pop graphics and today we found the most adorable children's chairs and a pop 'baby' rocker plus wooden yo yo's and domino sets. They're so colorful & cheerful!

White Dragon is a vendor we found last year and we couldn't wait to get to their booth to see what's new. The booth was decorated in an arresting kelly green, black, and white combination which was highlighted by lots of gleaming stainless steel furniture and accessories. Amazing zebra murals in gold, black & white added to the ambiance.
We loved the Chartres chairs, chest of drawers, and small occasional tables that looked like they had a silver leaf finish but are actually covered in thin silver metal. The fabrication is so unique and the pieces are incredible looking!

We also love the sweet little stools - perfect for the foot of a bed or in a dressing room - covered in dark grey wool flannel with nickel nail head trim.

On a side note if prizes were handed out for the best dressed booth, White Dragon would definitely win first prize! All the men are striking, dressed in dark navy blazers, french blue shirts, navy ties and perfectly tailored khaki trousers. And the women were wearing beautiful deep purple silk dresses. We met the booth designer and assume he is probably responsible for choosing the outfits too - kudos to him for an impeccable job on both!

One more day to explore the show & hopefully we'll have time to explore the Marais district too - - we hear its full of great home furnishings stores, unique fashion boutiques and galleries.

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