Preview of MAISON&OBJET PARIS January 2016
MAISON&OBJET has become a multicultural meeting point for design professionals to exchange ideas and discuss projects by welcoming exhibitors and visitors from around the world and has recently successfully been exported to Asia and the Americas. Its success lies in its ability to bring together excellence, innovation and creativity.
The MAISON&OBJET experience includes the nomination of four designers of the year, six rising talents per edition, as well as a dedicated interior design & lifestyle summit held in Paris, Singapore and Miami Beach.
Every year, MAISON&OBJET throws a spotlight on the most outstanding names on the international design and decor scene today. In January 2016, Catalan designer Eugeni Quitllet will receive the Designer of the Year award and will have the opportunity to showcase his work on a space entirely dedicated to him.
Eugeni Quitllet is a Catalan designer, who graduated from La Llotja Art School in Barcelona.
Now based in Barcelona, Eugeni Quittlet has quickly become a pioneer to watch to understand our ever-changing paradoxical age. Eugeni creates bestselling objects between drawings and sculptures, mastering fullness and voids to reveal elegant silhouettes hidden in the material.
His creative vocabulary surpasses the simple relationship between function and style, introducing new objects to the contemporary design scene. In 2011, Eugeni Quitllet designed the VK-1 headphones for French brand Aëdle, which has become a reference in the market of music accessories. From object to space, Eugeni Quitllet is a design maestro with a unique vision for rethinking our surroundings with ever-evolving innovation.
True to its commitment to finding the hidden gems of creation, MAISON&OBJET is highlighting six emerging designers, or pairs of designers. You will find these particularly promising young designers at the heart of the “Talents à la Carte” space in Hall 7. In January, “Talents à la Carte” is showcasing the next generation of Scandinavian designers. Light, minimalist forms and ecological thinking... The future is in good hands.
“L’ESPACE CONFERENCES” Hall 7
From hospitality to retail, from exceptional designers to advanced solutions for interior design and trend analyses, the Conference Room will host five lectures a day. Discover Cristiano Benzoni’s work, the new trend of literary hotels, the future of Scandinavian design and the secret of how to make local in Asia, America and France.
“L’ESPACE RETAIL” Hall 6
Exploring best practices, studying emerging trends and sharing experiences: come and listen to advice dedicated to retail outlets conducted by retail specialists. How to create your own website? How to communicate with a low budget? How to grow your business with social media? So many question. Let “Espace Retail” provide some analysis for you.