All Eyes on Paris


It’s that time of the year again. Maison & Objet, Paris, returns for its September 2013 edition. 6-10 September 2013 / Paris Nord Villepinte

Year after year the Parisian celebration of all things design, Maison & Objet sets the bar high, unveiling the design trends for the upcoming year and crowns new design royalty. September 2013 is no exception.

This year’s chosen theme could not have been better suited. ‘Energies’ implores you free your mind, reconnect with positivity and recharge your design batteries. This edition’s participants are more than ready to give their 100%, see beyond the done, explore beneath the bubbling surface of latent potential and free their imagination.

Energies. Inspirations 2014 sets the mood for the new edition of the M&O.

‘Home Collection’ section and its roster of A-list designers has something for everyone. From Heerenhuis, Dirk Cousaert and Thierry Gerber presenting their unique concepts in the Ethnic.Chic.Mic (hall 1) category to Gingerlilly, Brun De Vian Tiran and Sonia Rykiel celebrating the latest in Textile (hall 2) innovations, prepare to be wowed.

Explore design and technological innovation led joys to cooking and sharing in the Cook+Eat section (hall 3). Marvel at the legendary Le Creuset or Staub crock pots, discover the creative approach of Alessi, Eva Solo and Royal VKB. Or simply enjoy their scrumptious menu after a day of hard work at the fairgrounds.

Always after the story behind a stunning piece of design, we are particularly looking forward to Craft, L’Espace Metiers D’Art (hall 5A). Christophe Boucher, Clementine Bal and Alexandre Poulaillon amongst others invite you to enjoy their creations.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary ‘Scènes D’Interieur is bolder, more high-end and surely more luxurious. Furthering fashion’s influence on décor, this year’s edition is marked with the international launch of Emanuel Ungaro Home. Rick Owens, Klaar Prims and the renowned crystal makers Rogaska are sure to inspire many a fashionable home make-overs.

2013 Scènes D’Interieur Award Winner, Joseph Dirand.

‘Living Design’ (hall 8) lives up to what we all desire from design at the very basic level – to make our life easier. Product and furniture designers are constantly innovating to create a newer world and this year’s collections urge you to re-visit our traditional understanding of living spaces! Fab Design, One Body Furniture and Goodbye Edison are just some of the featured designers pushing the boundaries through the latest concepts and technological marvels. We are already prepared to be wowed by what the techno-light genius Blackbody presents!

Living Design 2013 Designers of the Year, Edward Barber & Jay Osbery are the guys behind the London Olympics torch.

While we have no doubt the September 2013 edition of the design bible will surprise and awe, what we seek is that big defining idea that will force visitors to think, feel and go back inspired. Then of course, there is the Paris Design Week for those who cant get enough of the ‘Je ne sais quoi’ of the French design scene.

Do come back for our exclusive with an M&O Débutante and our end-of-show review!

To know more, please visit Maison & Objet Paris here.


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