Nature's calling is strong, and designers are finding their inspiration in the trees to create branch-like and leafy decorative items, a recurring theme in the aisles of the dense forest at Maison&Objet.
Domestic, a specialist in adhesive murals, is diversifying its product line with a small collection of objects including the unusual My Tree, a tree with hands drawn by French graphic artists Ich&Kar.
Similarly, but in a simpler version, Popcorn presented a memo/letter/CD/DVD holder in metal designed by Catherine Mui.
More sophisticated and enchanting is the creation of Maryan Mahdavi. Her tree becomes a serving table and seems to grow on the walls.
Finnish designer Mikko Laakkonen's creation for Covo uses only branches tailored into a clothes tree, on a stand or wall-mounted.