The autumn edition of the Maison&Objet Paris trade show saw more than 69,000 visitors through the doors of Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte over five days in September
With visitors joining the show from 142 countries, Maison&Objet celebrated its 20th year in 2015 and was one of the key meeting places for design professionals from across the globe. Held twice a year in Paris, the September edition saw 3,318 exhibitors on show, along with an array of discussions, art installations and fringe events. Beyond serving as an important location for designers and buyers to converge, the event also offered visitors extensive coverage into future trends for the interior design and décor sectors.
A new floorplan layout was one of the largest changes at the September edition of the fair. As Philippe Brocart, the show's managing director, explains, "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."
Throughout the nine expansive halls, aisles were lined with products from 15 different sectors. Sitting next to well-known brands such as Tom Dixon, Hay and Emu, a selection of Hong Kong designers also participated in the event, including Lala Curio, Loveramics, Foxcat Design and BeCandle.
Founder and creative director of interior design practice Lala Curio, Laura Cheung noted, "It was a huge milestone for us to be recognised by a global audience. It was such a great pleasure being able to show our products to a very high calibre of guests, and we look forward to continuing our journey with the M&O family."
The theme of the September event fair was 'Precious', and this could be seen through a range of artistic installations that were on show during the five days. In the pop-up library, by Vincent Grégoire for NellyRodi, a range of objects deemed 'precious' — with everything from USB drives to precious stones included — were exhibited under a range of bell jars, while guests couldalso peruse Inspirations books alongside books on new design trends.
This is an excerpt from the "20 Years of Precious Design” article from the November 2015 issue of Perspective magazine.
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