The second edition of Maison&Objet Americas will begin on 10 May and run until 13 May. Along with showcasing a selection of designers and products from the region and beyond, a highlight of the event will be the Rising Talents section. Featuring six new designers from both North and South America, works will be on display from these up-and-coming talents from across five nations.
Samuel Amoia, based in New York, is known for his use of natural materials and innovative methods in furniture and interior design.
His counterpart Ben Medansky from Los Angeles, is a ceramicist and influenced by the landscape in Arizona, his home state, and LA. His work explores variations on radial symmetry and grids while utilising a limited color palette, an experiment in mimicking strong forms out of a fragile material.
Ad Hoc, established by industrial designer Juan José Nemer and architect Mauricio Álvarez, designs and creates environments and pieces that dialogue with Mexico’s artisan legacy by highlighting the use of natural materials and manual processes in each of their products.
Javier Gomez is an artist and photographer from Panama and based in New York, known for photographing urban architecture and organic objects in a surreal and abstract way.
Guilherme Wentz from Brazil is known for his modern designs celebrating the simplicity of life with pieces that cater to the user's lifestyle.
Last but not least, great things to People, an architecture, art and design studio from Chile, is good at promoting new encounters between the technologies for projecting and the richness of the local expressed in traditional materials and techniques.