While Maison&Objet Paris prepares for its January edition, CID editorial team reveals their favourite products from the autumn exhibition.
The international design community once again gathered at the autumn edition of Maison&Objet Paris. For five days, more than 69,000 visitorsthronged the aisles of the Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte. Overlapping with the show, Paris Design Week continues to gain traction.
The event was further bolstered by 50 new participants, keeping pace with industry trends. Designed to help the show’s international visitors discover Paris’ creative districts and inform the public about the latest décor and design news, this happening draws more people every year: 12,000 visitors passed through the key exhibition, now! le Off at Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design.
Philippe Brocart, managing director of Maison&Objet says: “The strength of Maison&Objet Paris lies in its ability to reinvent itself to meet changing consumer trends and remain a source of ideas and inspiration for visitors.”
Beyond serving as a key trade assembly, the show offers visitors a comprehensive experience in décor and design trends through a broad spectrum of services, presentations and activities. From the new Inspirations Forum, now with a pop-up library and conference space, to the dream-like teamLab installation and the Elle Déco Café with scenography by Maison&Objet Paris 2015 Designer of the Year Drothée Meilichzon, here is a quick look at the show’s highlights.
Floating Flower Garden by teamLab
The Japanese design studio teamLab came back to Maison&Objet Paris with an installation called Floating Flower Garden. This interactive garden of 2300 suspended flowers with their roots anchored over head was an amazing sensory experience.
Crystal Rock by Arik Lévy
Within the Forum, visitors got inspired immersing themselves in the Precious exhibition. Arik Levy designed Crystal Rock for Lasvit, a series of simple crystal-shaped pendants, which are available in a variety of different colours and opacities.
Cypres by Barbeau
Cypres floor lamp stands strong with its four gold plated brass sprouts emerging from the marble base while the lamp acts as the oblong seed cones fully illuminating the surrounding space.
Accessories by Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon introduced his new home design collection of stationery and decorative objects inspired by British heritage, including ‘brew’ — a suite of copper appliances for the coffee obsessed.
Thin Concrete Lamp by Sanzache
The concrete has a new life and is transformed into a shell. It takes the shape of an egg, a geode, a dome. It gets dressed in grey, white, gold and copper. This piece is designed by Natalie Sanzache.