Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET September 2014

Dear Readers,

MAISON&OBJET Paris occupies a unique place among Europe's major trade fairs in that it takes place twice a year, in January and now in September. However, a closer look at this late-summer fireworks display of thematically related exhibitions, events and activities indicates that ʻtrade fairʼ is not really an adequate term to describe it.

From 5 to 9 September an exhibition area measuring a quarter of a million square metres will be bustling with life at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte. In addition to the established trade fair focal points in Halls 1 to 6, Halls 7 and 8 will – under the ʻLuxury & Designʼ label – feature scènes d’intérieur, M&O | projets | and now! design à vivre.

The fact that the Paris Design Week is intelligently timed to coincide with the fair means that at the beginning of September the French capital will become a single superlative design experience offering countless opportunities to get to know the very latest trends and visions, and not only an exciting creative scene, but also its main protagonists.

Get inspired!

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Preview of MAISON&OBJET September 2014



M&O | projets |: Specialist know-how bringing ambitious architectural projects to life!

Created to meet the needs of architects, interior designers and discerning clients, September 2014’s M&O | projets | at the entrance to Hall 7, with its more than with over 3,200 m² of stands, is an absolute must.

Prestigious, highly-specialised international brands will be offering a cross-sector range of unique solutions for your architectural projects, including rare materials, specialist techniques, cutting-edge technology, collaborations with artists and designers, and custom-made furniture.

At M&O | projets | style goes hand in hand with technical innovation and custom-made is the norm.

MAISON&OBJET is launching the M&O | projets | Awards to celebrate to the show’s most innovative products. Two prizes will be awarded, one selected by a panel of international industry professionals and one by the public, at an awards ceremony held in the conference area on Monday, 8 September at 5 p.m.

Vote now on the MAISON&OBJET Paris Facebook page! 

MAISON&OBJET spotlights the very best creative talent

MAISON&OBJET is delighted to present its top picks for 2014. Every year, we showcase the finest design and decoration brands, as well as the rising stars of the design world.

Tom Dixon

MAISON&OBJET will be celebrating the iconic designs of highly original British designer Tom Dixon, while scènes d’intérieur will feature the collaborative work of Dimore Studio’s Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, specialists in creating strong identities. The brilliant designer Philippe Nigro, who works with leading interior design companies and luxury brands, will be the focus of events at now! design à vivre.

Talents à la Carte will give centre stage to young French designers. In Hall 7, see the works of Ferreol Babin, Fabien Cappello, Stéphane Margolis, Joseph Meidan and Marion Duclos, Ruiz-Stephinson and Louise de Saint Angel and Roman Guillet.

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance will present a scenography that pays tribute to the three identities of Hall 7 – manufacturers, luxurious brands and creators –, an aesthetic metaphor that serves as Ariadne’s thread throughout the Hall.

On arrival, visitors will step into unique interiors created by Jean Philippe Nuel for MAISON&OBJET and by Philippe Boisselier for now! design à vivre.

Come and experience the creative buz!

My MAISON&OBJET: personalised visit planning

My MAISON&OBJET, first unveiled in September 2013, is a space at the entrance to Hall 5A that helps visitors to customise their own tour of the show.

Expert show staffers are on hand to assist visitors in selecting those exhibitors who address their wishes, to help them learn more about the superb content available in the various presentations, workshops and round-table discussions, and also to sample all the activities and exhibitions that the show has to offer.


Our generation is clicking on the ʻShareʼ icon. Generation G for Generosity is bashing cynicism and liking ʻWeʼ. New uses and values are reconfiguring ways of living together, exchanging information, goods, services and experiences. In the digital age, networking information is producing new tools with emerging practices in an economy of collaboration and cooperation. We are seeing a dynamic of creative sharing that is programming the future of a caring world.


Sharing information

Smart Life – Vincent Grégoire – NellyRodi – Hall 7

Digital cultures are switching codes and the everyday scenarios of being together. Everything is turning into information and subject to exchange and sharing. Video games, digital art, music and food are creating interactive worlds full of fun that are modelling new creative expressions. Objects that connect us are helping to make life friendlier, warm and colourful.


Sharing experiences

Experiential – François Bernard – Croisements Agency – Hall 7

Digital worlds now allow us to design new systems for sharing sense experiences. Interconnectedness is creating innovative relationships between man and object, man and space. Animated objects have led to better living. Wonderful design is giving shape to a kind, poetic way of thinking about everyday life in which technologies seek to materialise the invisible.


Sharing words and meaning

Words – Elizabeth Leriche – Hall 7

Letters and words are resisting the supremacy of digital communication. New sign languages are calligraphising contemporary everyday life. Writing is becoming a pictorial object that is filling spaces, surfaces and materials. Graphic and typographic effects are writing a feast of words that communicates with poetry and meaning and revives our social bonds.

Reda Amalou designer of the BUSINESS LOUNGE 

MAISON&OBJET invites you to this convivial lounge to exchange ideas with professionals from the interior design/contract and hospitality sectors. Take part in events organised with the participation of experts: round-table conferences, award ceremonies, networking cocktails … Enjoy exclusive services in this area, which is dedicated to facilitating your business meetings. The BUSINESS LOUNGE is open to you throughout the five days of the show.

This scenographic area for September 2014 and January 2015 was designed by Reda Amalou, agence AW2, in the style of a contemporary hotel lounge – a place where leisure, work and socialising blend into one. The arrival sequence is intended as a buffer space against the bustling alley: the lounge is a large, open room for leisurely meetings and relaxing, whereas the library offers more discreet seating and personal workfacilities, and the function room is where more formal meetings and presentations occur. Each function is addressed in favour of eclectic interaction and to reflect high-end urban living.


Secure your free ticket for MAISON&OBJET 2014!

In partnership with MAISON&OBJET – a leading international event in home styling that offers a complete overview of the market, from decorative items, furniture and accessories to textiles, fragrances and tableware – we are giving away 100 free tickets.

Register now! 


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