Maison & Objet as a premier and established interior design event drew a large crowd of interested makers and shakers within the industry. Over 3,000 brands from 2,811 exhibitors from 64 countries including 674 new ones presented their latest and best designs in Paris, France, to the 78,419 visitors.
The highlights of the exhibition are difficult to summarize because it was just a really great show. A few things about all the top things stood out nevertheless.
For example, the “comfort” trend got a lot of attention. A fascinating exhibition about seating comfort had the audience mesmerized.
Most fair visitors obviously come to check out the new things in the industry and get inspiration. Maison & Objet did not disappoint. In Halle 3 and 6, anything new and trending from smart gifts to home and furniture to cook and share and accessories could be marveled at.
While a different category, but just as interesting, the display of the Rising Talents Awards recipients’ work created foot-traffic jams.
Furthermore, the section on eco-friendly and responsible designs tapped into another continued trend: sustainable development. Companies and brands that focus on local production, fair trade, recycling, and artisanal know-how presented their products and designs.
At the WOHA studio, Richard Hassel and Wong Mun Summ, founding directors and architects and designers of the Year Asia, spoke about the creation of WOHAbeing comprising designs of furniture, lights, carpets, tables, and bath wares.
With an online presence over 360,000 fans on Facebook and 256,000 followers on Instagram, Maison et Objet and More keeps the architects, designers and artists entertained until the next trade fair comes around.
On the platform, one can browse among 25,000 products and all the necessary information.
Don’t miss the next Maison & Objet Paris on 19-23 January 2018.
Source: photos are courtesy of Maison & Objet Paris 2017