The January 2017 edition of MAISON&OBJET PARIS may have chosen silence as the theme for the Inspirations part of its show, but the fair is still coming across loud and clear.
A newly organised exhibition means the international array of architects, planners, interior designers and others hitting the French capital should find it even easier to identify – and specify – the right products and solutions.
And should you need some off-fair inspiration, there's always the Bauhaus exhibition that's currently running at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
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Oki Sato, founder of Japanese design studio nendo, likes to create objects that generate a story and make people smile. Trained as an architect, his varied and often surprising collection of works are a result of him noticing the small things in everyday life.
Architonic spoke to Oki Sato as part of our ongoing Material Tendencies series.
Oki Sato: I would maybe choose clay, because nendo means clay in Japanese. It's the flexibility of designing things. Clay can become any kind of shape, size or colour.
Client experience is at the heart of MAISON&OBJET! Industry professionals including retailers and specifiers will find a rich and inspiring show with an updated organisation, allowing easier access to visitors. Looking to broaden their professional audience while continuing to meet exhibitor expectation, MAISON&OBJET PARIS continues to bring innovative concepts and practical solutions to the upcoming January show and features the HUB Influences with the two sectors NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE and SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR GALLERY.
This year the MAISON&OBJET PARIS Observatoire introduces the theme SILENCE for the Inspirations part of the show. Serving as a haven from the roaring sound of words and landscape of images, the theme will be presented in the Inspirations Forum, with scenography by Elizabeth Leriche, in the Inspirations Book and in the Bookstore-Café, designed by Vincent Grégoire, from the NellyRodi trends forecasting agency.
Whether he is designing a collection for Galerie Kréo, a line of vases for the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, a series of ottomans for Ligne Roset or lamps for Wrong-London, Designer of the Year Pierre Charpin cultivates strong artistic gesture while stamping his unique style on every piece he creates. Formal simplicity softened by curved lines and often highlighted by distinctive chromatic choices while also being pure and sensual, elegant and warm, his creations instantly elicitemotional response.
MAISON&OBJET PARIS is committed to promoting excellence, innovation and quality, while nurturing young creatives. The RISING TALENTS AWARDS UK is a very special happening. Six of the most influential names in the world of design are mentoring six talents. The six internationally acclaimed designers are: Sir Paul Smith, Tom Dixon, Ilse Crawford, Nigel Coates, Ross Lovegrove and Jay Osgerby. The UK RISING TALENTS are: Marcin Rusak, John Booth, Giles Miller, Sebastian Cox, Studio SWINE and Zuza Mengham.
In January, every day of the show, come and have a coffee with us at the cafe MOM. The digital platform offers MAISON&OBJET’s professional community the chance to find over 15,000 products. Referenced by brand and product type, each item is presented with all relevant technical specifications and several pictures, along with the contact details of its supplier. In an economic context where exhibitors and visitors are pursuing efficiency and return on investment, this new service can be used as a lever for growth. MOM is an incredibly innovative solution for maintaining exhibitor visibility in between shows.