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A look at the highlights from Maison & Object 2017

As part of Paris Design week, Maison & Object September 2017 was a successful show, with a record-high economic context and a very promising outlook for the months to come. This year, the major international event for lifestyle, interior and design professionals featured 3,000 brands.
Inspirations Space on the theme ‘comfort zone’, with scenography by François Bernard

Comfort: a major trend for the coming years? Maison & Object chose to provide visitors with an introduction to the fair in the form of an exhibition inspired by the theme on how seating comfort has evolved, from Moissonnier’s Louis XV-inspired Bergère armchair to Samuel Accoceberry’s latest creation for Bosc. This exhibition, along with others focussing on a variety of specific design challenges- home office, sleeping habits, materials etc.- mainly features products by brands exhibiting at Maison & Object. François Bernard has devised a game, an illustrated alphabetical exhibition around the notion of comfort, using products by exhibiting brands. Both an introduction and a conclusion to the fair, the Inspirations Space and the Bookshop are one of the fair’s must-see attractions for every visitor.

What’s New?

Since January 2017, Maison & Object has featured ‘what’s new?’ exhibitions at the entrance of Halls 3 and 6, two events dedicated to showcasing exhibitors’ new products, curated by François Delclaux, Founder of trends agency ‘Un Nouvel Air’. These two new highlights provide visitors with an at-a-glance overview of this season’s most striking new finds.

Designer of the Year Exhibition

In the heart of the projects sector, Tristan Auer, Designer of the Year, presents an exhibition where visitors found a quiet and relaxing atmosphere – an enthralling getaway suggested by perfect architectural features (arches), light hues (white and pastel green), and a few vibrant colours that articulate with some of his most iconic pieces. The concept develops around a bar in the middle, which brings an element of fun and elegance; a vintage car, evoking travel; and, to echo his interest in cinema, a series of recesses showing objects in cinematographic compositions.

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