Paris celebrates the art of savoir-faire

Three thousand exhibitors 45% of which are international brands, 130,000 square metres dedicated to stands and a number of visitors that exceeds the 85,000 mark.

These are the numbers emerging from the edition of Maison&Object which has just closed in Paris.  

Starting from its debut, 20 years ago, the Parisian event set out to be a great workshop of inspiration for creative ideas and fusions, gradually achieving an increasingly important coverage in the media which reflects the interest of the general public for values associated with innovation and creativity.  Its exhibitions communicate the desire to share the new frontiers of design with the protagonists of interior decoration. Thanks to Scènes d’interieur the great international brands and creators of cult objects promote the true spirit of domestic luxury.   Now! design à vivre is confirmed year after year as the mouthpiece for the new inspirations of home design. At Textile fabric designers and manufacturers reveal their new collections and trends. The cook+design sector encapsulates the art of fine living around the table, while in the Hall dedicated to Ethnic chic MIC home decoration visitors can discover the decorative trends interpreted by various cultures around the world and then, at Craft Metiers d’Art, it is possible to come across unique objects created by the hands of craftsmen and artists.  

The inspirational theme chosen for this year’s event was Make, or savoir-faire, the art of constructing and manipulating materials.  In a world which, all too often, is seduced by virtual experiences, the Salon has set out to highlight the importance of creating something using different materials and techniques, objects which are the fruit of man’s meticulous workmanship.  

And, following the launch of Maison&Objet Asia, this year will be the turn of Maison&Objet Americas“. 

“50% of the visitors to Maison&Objet Paris arrive from abroad – M&O Communication Director Philippe Chomat explains to IFDM Movie – We believe it is no longer sufficient for manufacturers to meet their international public here in Paris. We wish to assist them as they set off to explore new markets and present their products wherever there is a growing demand, that is to say in Asia and America. We are convinced that Maison&Objet Americas, as was the case with the Asian edition, will be a great opportunity for all European producers to make themselves known on markets whose potential is huge”. 


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