France: A new year always marks new beginnings and with that comes a whole new set of designers, products and projects. And to properly showcase emerging trends, the latest materials and promising, new retail strategies, Maison & Objet will provide a platform for creatives and design companies from around the world.
Four highlights of the show that are not to be missed include trends and influences; designers and talents à la carte; events like the exhibitions, scenery and design, and cook and design; and lastly the lectures given by top professionals in the industry.
Maison & Objet will also provide a large space to introducing new signature decorations, top designers in upholstery fabrics, new furniture designs and unique product pieces by established and upcoming designers.
As with every Maison & Objet, this year’s three designers of the year are Tom Dixon, Philippe Nigro, and Dimure Studio. The three designers and brands will be showcasing their works at the show, and will be awarded different titles.
Tom Dixon was given Designer of the year Maison & Objet 2014, while Philippe Nigro took home Designer of the year now! Design à vivre 2014. Dimure Studio was rewarded Design of the year, scènes d’interieur 2014.
The trade show will have many sections that cater to the different needs of visitors. Such sections include L’Espace Retail, dedicated to retailers where professionals can learn about new tools for brand identity, brand implementation, customer experience management, and architectural and merchandising concepts.
Other sections like the Business Lounge will be a welcoming atmosphere for hoteliers, specifiers, and restaurant owners, and will offer a place for global networking.
Held at the Paris Nord Villepinte from January 24 to January 28, Maison & Objet will include 3,000 exhibitors, of which 45% will be international, coming from countries like France, Turkey, Singapore, Italy, Belgium, Indonesia, Portugal, Hong Kong and many others. The trade show will span over 130,000m2 of space dedicated to exhibition stands and plans to cater to over 80,000 visitors.
In addition to the Paris trade show, Maison & Objet is expanding its brand, with the next edition set for Singapore at the country’s famous Marina Bay Sands Resort. Planned for March, Maison & Objet Asia is preparing to host more than 150 exhibitors.
Prestigious European exhibitors, as well as local Singaporean designers will join forces to illustrate the budding power of the Asia Pacific design industry.