The organisers of Maison&Objet have published the final report of the second edition of 2018. In its usual setting of Paris Villepinte, the gathering hosted 3112 brands, of which 647 were making their Paris debut. Seventy-two countries were represented by 1,238 French exhibitors and 1,874 foreigners.
The September edition was a return to the past, emphasising a sharp division between the maison and the objet sides, which became two hubs (including in terms of the geography of the pavilions and the distribution of the merchandise), the former featuring four stylistic universes and the latter with seven categories of product.
It was a very positive edition for Italy, which took third place for the number of exhibitors with 195, against France with 1132 and Germany with 207. In terms of visits, however, it came second behind Belgium: 4147 against 2647.
The Paris trade fair recorded an increase of 1% compared to September 2017 of the total visits, touching 119,633. Individual visitors, however, were down by 2.2% compared to a year ago, reaching 76,502 from 171 countries, of whom 44,574 were French, -3.6%, and 31,928 other nationalities, + 0.2%.
Ramy Fischler was one of the main figures of M&O. The Designer of the Year already has important creations under his belt, from private villas to apartments, from restaurants to hotels, including the Refettorio Paris & Hotel, created in the crypt of the Church of S. Maddalena.
M&O continues to look to China. As in the case of the pop-up stores dedicated to the trade fair that, from 16 September to 16 November, will present 30 European brands inside the WF Central shopping centre of Beijing. Moreover, in the next edition, from 18 to 22 January 2019, it will host the Rising Talent Awards China, presented by Design Chain. The design and furnishings consultancy platform that brings together 1,000 premium brands will be the trade fair’s privileged partner and will present six Chinese rising stars.