Maison et Objet September is set to return to Paris from 8-12 for a grand celebration of the latest achievements in the design industry. In today’s article, you will get to discover what to expect from the event in terms of general highlights, such as the theme, the inspirations space and designer of the year. The fair will be opened Friday to Monday, from 9h30 to 19h, and on the last day, while it starts at the same time, it will close at 18h.
Theme: Comfort Zone
The coordinator of the M&O Observatory and Editor-in-Chief of the inspirations book, Marie-Jo Malait, explained the essence of the inspiring and relaxing theme, “To satisfy our yearning for rest and quiet, shapes become rounder, more enveloping. They wrap us up in a protective and comforting cocoon. Funny-looking cushions on legs replace chairs and provide the perfect place to sit and relax. Soft materials are everywhere and contribute to our well-being,” she continued by saying, “Both warm and casual, contemporary comfort meets comforting design. 100% feel good lifestyle.”
Designer of the Year: Tristan Auer
Maison et Objet Paris recognised the extraordinary talent of interior architect and designer, Tristan Auer, naming him designer of the year. Having worked with some of the greatest names in the industry, like Christian Liaigre and Philippe Starck, Auer has developed his own style, bespoke creations that combine classical references with avant-garde design.
In September 2017, François Bernard will take over the Inspirations Space to present a selection of objects by exhibiting brands as well as the Bookshop-Café that will present a space defined by soft tones of almond and Linden greens evoking a perfect garden-like setting. It will also showcase a wide variety of sources that illustrate the theme.
“The RISING TALENTS AWARDS show us a sample of the next generation that will make design. The winners are invited to exhibit their latest creations on a dedicated stand – a much-awaited event for professionals who visit the fair in search of fresh talent.” The winners of the September edition are the following: Luce Couillet, Alexandre Échasseriau, Julien Phedyaeff & Christopher Santerre, Claire Lavabre, Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, Lysandre Graebling, Samy Rio, and Raphaël Pluvinage & Marion Pinaffo.
Maison et Objet Projects (Hall 8): Spaces Awaiting Perfection
“An integral part of the Influences Hub with Now! Design à Vivre and Scènes d’Intérieur Gallery, MAISON&OBJET I PROJETS I (Hall 8) is held once a year in September and stands out due to its specific offering, consisting solely of interior design specialists providing high-value-added solutions in terms of design, creativity and innovation.”