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.
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…