Maison et Objet Paris is regarded as the biggest lifestyle and design trade show in the entire world. The Parisian event returns to Paris Nord Villepinte, from 18-22 January, gathering some industry professionals and design enthusiasts, who are looking forward to discovering new trends and designs in the home decor and furniture sectors. Today, Design Build Ideas highlights a unique guide that will feature general information about the show, the rising talents as well as the designer of the year, the inspirations theme and some the most prestigious exhibitors you ought to see. In addition, this design guide will also feature a series of locations in Paris all design lovers should visit, including hotels, restaurants and art/design galleries.
Maison et Objet Paris is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360°product offering. Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware. The styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations of global markets. With each session, the great lifestyle platform, at the intersection of business and creativity, reveals solutions to visitors from around the world in search of uniqueness.
But let’s start with the basic information. When can you visit Maison et Objet? The opening hours from Friday to Monday are 09:30 am to 07:00 pm. On Tuesday, the opening hours are from 09:30 am to 06:00 pm. On the image below you can see a show map that showcases the several areas of this fair that in 2019 will offer a clearer and more organized perspective of three main areas: MAISON and its wide range of interior decoration, organized into different worlds; OBJET, the show’s concept store, ideal for retailers.
Inspirations Theme: “Excuse My French”
“Excuse My French” will be the inspirations theme for Maison et Objet January 2019. A 250 sq metre space in Hall 7 will be dedicated to this theme where a wide range of products that embody the essence of the new French scene will be on display. This space will have a more theatrical decor as it was inspired by the Hall of Mirrors seen at Versailles.
Vincent Grégoire from NellyRodi will once again oversee this highly inspiring space. The designer has analysed the latest consumer trends and sociological phenomena and has encapsulated them in a theme, it may seem that it has a humorous character but it actually looks seriously upon the re-emergence of the country of Molière on the international scene.
“There’s a renewed curiosity about the French abroad, a sort of fascination at the moment. In a world where things are becoming standardized, people are looking for something different. When I’m abroad, I’m always told that we have a certain je ne sais quoi, an effortless chic, something you don’t find anywhere else.” – Vincent Gregoire.
Designer of the Year: Sebastien Herkner
Herkner graduated from the Offenbach University of Art and Design and, since then, he has collaborated with some of the biggest international design brands, including Moroso, Thonet and Lintello. Due to his innovative and traditional approach to design, he has received plenty of recognition, so it comes as no surprise that Maison et Objet has awarded Herkner as the designer of the year.
In 2006, Sebastian Herkner opened up his own design studio in Offenbach. The German designer has completely blurred all boundaries between modernity and traditionality in his creations, adapting new technologies with craftsmanship. Some of his most impressive designs are the Bell tables, the 118 chair for Thonet and the Oda floor lamps.
The German designer is always seeking new challenges and explore new things. Besides furniture and accessories, he has actually come to create design glasses, bicycles, perfume bottles, among others. He also did an internship with a fashion icon, Stella McCartney. Here, he honed a special care for the combination of colors, a characteristic that can now be seen in many of his work, as he explains “Colour is often the very last thing designers think about. For me, it’s always the starting point for the whole design process.”
Rising Talent Awards: China Presented by Designchain
The decision to focus on China’s young designers is a testament to the country’s rapid design-led growth, reflecting Maison et Objet efforts to remain at the forefront of international design progress and development. This edition will present the following skilled 6 rising design talents: Frank Chou, Chen Furong, Mario Tsai, Hongjie Yang, Ximi Li and Bentu.
The rising talents were chosen and will be coordinated by some heavyweight giants of the Chinese design industry, like Liu Xu, Chairman of China National Interior Decoration Association, Xing Tong-He, Former Chief Architect of Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design (Group) Co. Ltd.; Qu Guangci, founder and artistic director of design brand X+Q Art, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of inter-disciplinary architecture and design practice Neri&Hu. These personalities will be joined by two powerhouses of European Design: Tom Dixon and Luca Nichetto.
Now, let’s take a look at a gallery featuring some of the world’s best luxury brands that will be presented at the lifestyle and design trade show. These brands are specialised in providing original furniture and lighting designs as well as decorative accessories and other glamorous design solutions:
Top Exhibitors to Follow at M&O Paris
Top Exhibitors to Follow at M&O Paris
Covet House ⇒ At Hall 8 Stand C15 you’ll find the mega stand of Covet House. At this brand’s stand you’ll be able to find pieces for all tastes and from all the major design brands in the world, namely, Boca do Lobo, Delightfull, Brabbu, Maison Valentina, Circu, Luxxu, Essential Home, Rug’Society, Pullcast, Monsyeur and Foogo. Don’t miss this chance.
Boca do Lobo ⇒ The contemporary luxury furniture brand is returning to Paris at Maison Et Objet 2019 to broadcast a new expression of the most elegant and powerful home design. Surrounded by Haute craftsmanship and art, Boca do Lobo will present a strong showing with some stunning new pieces. Expect waves of contemporary and high-end furniture form this top Portuguese brand that always tries to elevate design and craftsmanship! Visit them at Hall 8 – Stand C3.
Rug’Society ⇒ Rug’Society is an exquisite Portuguese brand of Rugs and covering selections, that mainly aims to transform rugs into pieces of art. Rug’Society appears with a strong connotation to the eclectic style, a brand that transmits emotions, and that is our starting point for every different design that we conceive to stimulate and develop new trends. Find them at Hall 6 Stand H52 – I51.
Delightfull ⇒ Focused on Lighting Pieces, DelightFULL’s designs reflect a personality, a frame of mind and strong emotions are present in each detail. Inspired by jazz music, DelightFULL’s mission is to conquer the world through unique lamps! Made by local artisans that practices the elementals of craftsmanship, this brand’s products are long – lasting masterpieces and you’ll be able to see them up close in Stand O92 - P91.
LUXXU ⇒ With a high prestige and a revivalist attitude, LUXXU is proud to be back in Paris for yet another edition of the world’s most prestigious tradeshow. The increasingly bolder designs, always combined with the finest craftsmen technics, are an endless promise of elegance and distinctiveness that shapes LUXXU’s future.
Essential Home ⇒ It’s mid-century modern lines that merge important historical references from the 1930s and 1960s and with contemporary influences. The harmony of masculine and feminine, classic and contemporary, is the essence of the Maverick brand with its refinement and emblematic style. Visit the stunning brand at Stand O102 - P101.
Circu ⇒ Creating a magical world for children, in regards to decor, Circu produces stunning hand-crafted pieces, made in Portugal with the finest materials, combined with a lot of passion and high-quality. If you want to dive into some magical inspiration, then you must visit them at Hall 8 - Stand C20.
Brabbu ⇒ This is a design brand that reflects an intense way of living, bringing fierceness, strength and power into an urban lifestyle. With a diverse range of furniture, case goods, upholstery, lighting and rugs, and through sensory design, we pass on a unique experience in every piece we design and produce. Visit them at stand H38 - I37 I H48 - I47.
Zaha Hadid Design ⇒ Zaha Hadid Design is a contemporary design studio, established in 2006 by Zaha Hadid, which explores applications of scale, space, material, experience, and innovation. To respond to the demand for her work on a commercial level, the Zaha Hadid Design collection has been developed and offers a selection of homeware and giftware. Location: Hall 6 — Stand O22.
Vista Alegre ⇒ Vista Alegre reveals a huge capacity to follow global trends, working regularly with prestigious designers worldwide. The essential values are quality of excellence, innovation, design, universality, the connection to art and culture, always combining tradition and modernity. Location: Hall 8 — Stand C73.
Tom Dixon ⇒ One of Europe’s and Great Britain top designers will be at Maison et Objet to present the new collection of his brand Everyday home accessories, giftware and design objects informed by British heritage, that’s what Tom Dixon promises to present at the event. Location: Hall 6 - Stand K37.
Seletti ⇒ The worlds of design, art de la table, furniture, lighting, object and decoration. Seletti has a history of vision and evolution. Ever since it was established in 1964 in Cicognara, Mantova, the company has pursued its mission of making the most of professionalism, service and above all, an endless product research, striving for improvement, innovation and originality. Location: Hall 6 — Stand J16 / K15.
Atelier Swarovski Home ⇒ Celebrating innovative design, the growing collection includes functional and decorative objects and gifts. With a strong focus on mixing crystal with other materials, Atelier SWAROVSKI HOME is a vivid reminder of the infinite creative possibilities of crystal. Location: Hall 6 — Stand K32 / L31.
Missoni Home ⇒ By using Missoni’s products, all of the decor potentials is heightened by different solutions on the same pattern. Themes and elements transmute from furnishings to linens, and again from indoors to outdoors. Missoni also pays attention to colors with cool intensity: spark explosions, animated shades and morphing faded tones. Check them at Hall 8, Stand A-A4.
Meridiani ⇒ This luxury Italian brands interpret tradition with contemporary style. Simple, pure lines suggest a new luxury, sophisticated yet natural and relaxed. It will present a luxury taste of Italy in Paris! Location: Hall 8 — Stand C / C103.
Lladró ⇒ This is a Spanish luxury brand internationally recognized as a leader in high end and exclusive porcelain sculptures, lighting and home decor objects. A lifestyle symbol synonymous with a unique know-how, which is also extended to its line “Light&Scent”, which embraces collections of lamps and home fragrances especially conceived to create ambiance. Location: Hall 8 — Stand C51.
Fendi Casa ⇒ The Fendi Casa Collection was founded upon a strong intuition of Alberto Vignatelli in 1988 with the vocation to decorate rooms the same way FENDI dressed generations of women with clothes and accessories. Today, Fendi Casa offers an elegant and cosmopolitan lifestyle, with a collection that ranges from contemporary to modern or classic. Location: Hall 8 — Stand A66.
When in Paris, one cannot go without experiencing the city’s highly glamorous hospitality and fine dining venues. Below, you can find a gallery with some of the best five-star hotels and luxury restaurants for you to revel in.
Luxury Restaurants & Hotels in Paris to Experience
Luxury Restaurants & Hotels in Paris to Experience
Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée ⇒ Alain Ducasse tells a personal and radical story, continuing the work he began twenty-five years ago. He represents the naturalness cuisine, inspired by the fish-vegetables-cereals trilogy, with the help of his chef of Romain Meder.⇒ Address: 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
L’Espadon ⇒ A gastronomic experience designed to surprise and delight: Chef Nicolas Sale invites you to enjoy the most creative, refined and elegant dishes, from a gentle morning breakfast to an experimental garden for lunch or an unforgettable dinner.
⇒ Address: 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
Le Meurice ⇒ This top restaurant continues to write its history by remaining true to its time. The hotel called on the talents of Philippe Starck for his spaces impregnated with surrealism, and to Alain Ducasse whose cuisine already infused the soul of the establishment.⇒ Address: 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
L’Ambroisie ⇒ This is a Michelin three-starred restaurant whose chef is Bernard Pacaud, his refined and classical cooking style makes it one of the most esteemed French restaurants. The restaurant is in a period house in the Place the Vosges.⇒ Address: 9 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris
Guy Savoy ⇒ A meal at Restaurant Guy Savoy is a union of the skills of the chef, the kitchen brigade and the front of house team, combining to show in the best possible light the array of products offered up by our planet; the fruits of the labours of the very best farmers, producers and winemakers, all of whom recognise their shared heritage.
⇒ Address: Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris.
L'Épicure ⇒ At Epicure, the celebrated chef Eric Frechon, who holds three Michelin stars, has created a temple of gastronomy that is absolutely French. His macaroni stuffed with black truffle, artichoke, and duck foie gras, gratinéed with aged Parmesan is an unforgettable dish that people travel to Paris to experience.⇒ Address: 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Yannick Alléno ⇒ Since July 2014, when Yannick Alléno started to run the Pavillon Ledoyen and settled there Alléno Paris, he has been using the skills he learned from some of the world’s greatest chefs and the modernity of his approach to bringing new life to classical French cuisine in one of the most historic Parisian locations.
⇒ Address: 8 Avenue Dutuit, 75008 Paris
Shangri-La Paris ⇒ Built-in 1896 as the home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew – Shangri-La Hotel, Paris is situated in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The hotel features breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. Surrounded by a garden, the 101 rooms and suites offer guests the chance to enjoy an exclusive home.
⇒ Address: 10 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris
Le Bristol ⇒ Le Bristol Paris is centrally located on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. With its 3 Michelin star restaurant Epicure, 1 Michelin star brasserie 114 Faubourg, Café Antonia, rooftop swimming pool and Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie, this Parisian Palace is considered as the ultimate reference for French Art de Vivre.
⇒ Address: 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Mandarin Oriental Paris ⇒ Situated on rue Saint-Honoré and just steps from Place Vendôme, one of the most stylish districts in the world, Mandarin Oriental, Paris enjoys a wonderfully chic location. Our five-star hotel is a celebration of Paris today, inspired by fashion and artistic creativity and underpinned by the brand’s legendary service.
⇒ Address: 251 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
Ritz ⇒ The refinement of the French Art De Vivre meets the elegance of Belle Époque Décor: the hotel’s rooms and suites bear the names of Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Marcel Proust — all of whom considered the Ritz “like a second home”.⇒ Address: 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
Hotel Plaza Athénee ⇒ The Hôtel Plaza Athénée is located on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, the home of Parisian Haute Couture. In the heart of the Triangle d’Or area, the hotel is only a few steps away from the River Seine.
⇒ Address: 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Four Seasons Hotel George V ⇒ Located steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all Paris, lovingly restored 18th-century tapestries and a defining spirit of elegance and charm, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris redefines luxury service in the City of Light.⇒ Address: 31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris
Paris is one of the major capitals of design and art, and as such, it brims with unique spaces specialised in the development of these expressive forms. Now, take a look at some of the best design showrooms and art galleries you ought to pay a visit.
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