Boyd Blue Blog

  • Hamilton Conte Preview 2017 Collection at Maison Objet

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    In avant-première of its 2017 visual image, Hamilton Conte have shared 
    a few of their latest products at the September Maison & Objet Paris.

    Hamilton Conte’s creations are typically inspired by 20th century 
    lines and particularly by the 1970s. 

    For the September presentations at Maison & Objet Paris, 
    the brand has brought in elements of the Art Deco and Orientalist movements. 
    The fluid lines of their products combine with more geometric and
    decidedly Art Deco elements, as well as the exotic. 

    The PEACOCK GATE of the City Palace of Jaipur in India served notably 
    as inspiration for the patterns and colours of the textiles used.

    Finally, the brand has departed from its more 
    traditionally neutral canvas to integrate high colour. 

    The presentation spaces at Maison & Objet were also completely renewed 
    with Art Deco-inspired dividers as well as a totally new layout.

    “As in each Maison & Objet presentation, 
    I try to show the Hamilton Conte brand and its product range from another angle. 
    This time, I was inspired by this door in India, 
    which I found both joyous and atypical. 
    That allowed me both to bring together different styles and also to play with colours
    - blue and green being my special favourites for quite some time.
    My challenge was to find some sort of harmony in this diverse palette 
    as well as to add in touches of orange,”
    Fabian Pellegrinet Conte,  Artistic Director of the brand.


    A sneak peak of the stunning new 2017 collection from Hamilton Conte... 



     

     

    Click to enquire about this luxurious brand. 

  • Inspiring Tales from an International Sourcing Trip

    Thursday, February 04, 2016
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    Our Creative Director, Shelley Boyd, has spent the past month on a whirlwind, yet incredibly inspiring trip, travelling from the freezing cold and snowy conditions in Germany to the beautiful sunshine in Jaipur, India.

    Shelley visited some of Europe’s most prestigious trade shows: Heimtextil in Frankfurt, Domotext in Hannover, IMM Furniture Fair in Cologne, MAISON&OBJET Paris and Déco Off in Paris, and finishing with a visit to the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre in London, Europe’s premier interior design centre.


    Attending MAISON&OBJET Paris was arguably the highlight of Shelley’s time in Europe, and she left feeling incredibly inspired by the stunning product on display and trends forecast for 2016.

    Here are some of Shelley’s observations from MAISON&OBJET Paris:

    Rich colours are in! Orange, purple, navy, chartreuse, peacock and teal were all prominent, from rich coloured throws and cushions, rich velvets on upholstery, and rich coloured glassware.
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    Furniture with Marble or Mixed Metals like brass and bronze are right on trend. Curved and organic shapes like the armchairs below are also on trend. Classic upholstered pieces and Deep Diamond Buttoning are another big trend to watch out for (think our White Furniture Design collection), as well as transitional and 3 dimensional furniture like our Boyd Rockefeller Unit.
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    Raw and organic accessories are still very much on trend; expect to see a lot of timber and bone picture frames, mixed metal hurricanes and votives in the coming months.
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    So many incredible rugs were on display, with unique designs such as triangular and angular shaped, tri and multi coloured, and rich, deep colour palettes.
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    The beautiful and exotic styles of Grass weave wallpaper were everywhere, patterned and hand painted designs, and a lot of similar designs to our Boyd collection.
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    Shelley has also been on a quick but prosperous trip around India, visiting several of our talented artisans and sourcing pieces for the Boyd and Boyd Rugs 2016 collections.
    The highlight from her time in India was discovering an array of gorgeous rugs and selecting new designs for Boyd Rugs.
    Shelley and our product development team were also lucky enough to enjoy a magical morning watching the sun rise over the Ganges River.