Im back in South Africa today.  Glad to be able to get cracking on all my new projects, and while I still reminisce about Europe, my post today makes me proud to be an African!

A lot of countries represented their goods at Maison, with even South Africa having their own stand.  What was clear from these stands are that there is still a very strong trend and demand for raw, organic, rustic and ethnic goods.

I also spotted woven baskets, sheepskin rugs, wooden objet etc on my obligatory visit to Ikea in Cologne, which further cemented the trend.

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I had a good chuckle at all the American stands displaying goods from Africa and the Middle East.  Just don’t let the Donald know…

AH

Posted by:Andrew Hector

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