On May 12, over 300 high-end brands will be in Miami for the first-ever MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS event—a global showcase for innovation and excellence. Following in the footsteps of the Paris and Singapore fairs, MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS is an exclusive opportunity to preview the best in lifestyle design from top brands in the United States and South America. In advance of the show, which will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, here's a closer look at four brands exhibiting this May.
1. LA FORGE DE STYLE. Since 2002, Frank Chartrain and David Gore have been
designing exquisite architectural metalwork pieces for top interior designers
and architects, mixing creativity and experimentation with traditional, time
tested methods. Working out of La Forge
de Style’s studios in New Jersey and Paris studios, the artisans create
beautiful sculpted metal pieces that include everything from railings to console
tables. At MAISON&OBJECT AMERICAS, La Forge de Style will showcase the many
textures and finishes it has have developed for clients along with examples of its
furniture and architectural craftsmanship.
2. NIBA HOME. Founded by Nisi Berryman, Miami’s NIBA Home is a destination
showroom known not only for statement accent pieces but also for furniture,
lighting and art by notable and emerging artists. Berryman’s intuitive mixing
of color, materials and styles has delighted design-savvy customers since the
showroom’s opening in 2004. For MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS, NIBA Home will showcase
exciting new works by Luis Pons, Greg Lotus, James Magni/Magni Collection, Evan
Lewis, Pancho Luna and Robert Kuo, and a selection of recent introductions from
Berryman’s own line, Nisi B.
3. FOLEY & COX. Known for beautiful interiors that have graced the pages of
Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Town & Country and many more
publications, designers Mary Foley and Michael Cox embrace a style of
“comfortable luxury” that is also a hallmark of their casegoods, upholstered
furniture and outdoor collections. At MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS, the duo will be showing pieces
from their outdoor collection, which launched last year. Two items not to miss
are the Cabo Chaise and Las Ventanas Pouf, both perfect for outdoor entertaining
without sacrificing style.
4. Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Led by partners Dan Lobitz and Alex Lamis, the product
design group at Robert A.M. Stern Architects creates furnishings that stand at
the intersection of tradition and innovation.
Known especially for their stately style, the firm’s pieces are found in
residential homes as well as libraries and colleges across the globe. This timeless American design will be on display at
MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS this May, in particular with the Stuyvesant armchair
and Butterfield table/desk, which the firm has created in collaboration with