The legacy of “la ville lumière”

Hemingway, who lived in Paris for several years, once said: “There are only two places in the world where we can live happily: at home and in Paris”. The city had a profound impact on him. And is it really surprising? Paris displays monumental beauty, an Edenic atmosphere, an imaginative spirit that pervades every corner, from the great boulevards to the narrowest alleyways. It is home to artists and dreamers, who draw creative nourishment from its luminous aura. Its history of welcoming painters, writers and stars from all over the world has left a strong legacy, reclaimed in the modern day with new expressions of creativity, fashion and above all design.

Last year, Maison&Objet Paris marked 20 years as the mouthpiece of this renewed Parisian identity, bringing together interior design and decoration projects. The event (held from 22 to 26 January, at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibitions Centre) promises many new developments, starting with the reorganization of its exhibition space, encapsulated in three words: Maison, for everything regarding interior decoration, such as furniture, textiles and lighting; Objet, a concept store for small gadgets and design products, ideal for retail; and Luxury, Design & Interior Architecture, innovations and solutions for a luxury lifestyle. Hence the creation of a pavilion, number 8, entirely dedicated to top furniture brands.