Text by Annie Lu | Translation by Elaina Kung
The trending term this autumn and winter is none other than “Maillard”. This term originates from the chemical reaction that occurs when cooking, known as the “Maillard Reaction”. This chemical reaction happens to many foods such as meat, bread and chocolate where they “caramelize” and gradually reveal appealing shades of tan, brown, and red. This chemical response is also found in fashion, makeup, and even during daily life. This not only provides a sense of warmth and coziness during the chilly autumn and winter seasons, but also presents a reserved, laid-back, yet elegant attitude towards taste.
Naviglio 沙發Designed by Umberto Asiago for Arflex，台灣總代理 Fuhaus 丰巢。
美拉德風尚 The Maillard Trend
As the seasons change, creating an intimate and unique personal space by giving our homes a makeover is surely an activity that lifestyle enthusiasts look forward to. This autumn and winter, with the rise of the Maillard trend, enthusiasts can opt for a multi-dimensional space decoration; when it comes to colors, individuals can choose dark brown leather sofas and deep red carpets. Or, for a touch of natural elements, incorporating wooden furniture and plants can bring vitality during the autumn and winter months. Utilizing warm-toned lighting and mixing up different materials of home decor is also a great way of embracing the Maillard trend.
Julep Chaise 208 沙發Design by Jonas Wagell for Tacchini，台灣總代理 Fuhaus 丰巢。
深秋柔軟 Soft Elegance in Late Autumn
沙發不僅是賦予空間靈魂的一位重要角色，也代表著家庭的溫馨，提供人們心理上的安穩與歸屬感，同時還能在日常凝聚家庭成員，並創造出美好的回憶，特別是在即將迎來秋冬的季節裡，選擇一張美拉德風沙發，更可以為家居增添獨特的韻味與溫暖，像是以極簡為靈感設計而成的ARFLEX「Naviglio 棕色皮革沙發」，外形上相當簡潔端正，不過在搭配精緻的皮革、縫線與軟墊後，無一不展現其柔軟的一面；另外義大利品牌Tacchini在2018年設計的「Julep Chaise-longue 208沙發」，也非常適合作為創造美拉德風的家具，其以圓潤優雅的輪廓且外型形似腰果聞名，加上Julep系列可挑選的顏色非常豐富，如果想為家中增添令人驚豔的單品，不妨可以嘗試入手看看！
Sofas not only play an important role when bringing out the soul of a space, it also symbolizes the warmth of a family, providing people with a sense of comfort and belonging. Sofas also serve as a gathering place for family members, where they can make memories in their daily lives. With the approach of the autumn-winter season, picking out a Maillard-inspired sofa can add a unique charm and warmth to your home. Sofas, such as the ARFLEX “Naviglio Brown Leather Sofa”, inspired by minimalism, appears simple and sleek; however, when paired with fine leather, stitching, and soft cushions, a soft and inviting side is revealed. Additionally, the “Julep Chaise-longue 208 Sofa”, designed by the Italian brand Tacchini in 2018, is also an excellent choice of a Maillard-inspired decor. Known for its round and elegant contours, this sofa resembles a cashew in shape. The Julep series also offers a wide range of color options, making it the perfect choice for a stunning addition to any home.
Driade Roly Poly象腿椅，瑪黑家居。
質感椅式 Textured Seating
除了沙發，一張有質感的單椅也是不可或缺的，特別是SHANG XIA的「大天地碳纖維椅」更是完美融合東西方美學的精髓，通過將傳統明式家具細節簡化，與椅面上的荔枝牛皮提升整體舒適感，既輕盈又日常，同時大紅色的明式外觀還能為美拉德風引入一股莊重感；如果是喜歡較童趣的設計，義大利品牌Driade的「泥煤褐色Roly Poly象腿椅」同樣是可以選擇擺放在家中的一項好單品，其猶如碗一樣的獨特造型，搭配上四支象腿般的椅腳，趣味性十足，平時也可當作是一件雕塑藝術品欣賞！
Apart from sofas, a high-quality and well-designed armchair is also an essential piece of interior decor. Particularly, there is SHANG XIA’s “Da Tian Di Carbon Fiber Armchair” which is the perfect combination of Eastern and Western beauty. Through simplifying traditional Ming-style furniture details and adding lychee-grain cowhide on the seat for extra comfort, this chair is simple and suitable for everyday use. The deep red Ming-style appearance also adds a hint of sophistication to the Maillard trend. For those that prefer a more playful design, the Italian brand Driade’s “Roly Poly Armchair” in the color peat is also a fantastic choice of interior decor. Its unique bowl-like seat, coupled with four elephant-like legs, adds a fun touch and can also be appreciated as a piece of sculptural art.
雍容華櫃 Elegant Storage Cabinet
Hem’s “HIDE Pedestal”, with its rich burgundy color, exudes a tranquil essence of autumn. It’s not only a practical storage solution but is also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Its smooth and sleek outer appears minimal, but the backside offers plenty storage space, creating a spot for putting away clutter or displaying decorations. The bottom of the pedestal has removable wheels making it convenient to move around, satisfying the needs in modern day living.