Maison et Objet Paris returns once again to Paris Nord Villepinte with a new purpose and inspirations. From 7-11 September 2018, the prestigious lifestyle and design event accepts a new challenge of completely overhauling its structure, especially when it comes to its sectors, Maison and Objet. This will allow visitors to have the ultimate design experience. In this article, Wall Mirrors will explore more about this change as well as unveil the designer of the year, the rising talents, and, of course, the inspirations theme.
Everybody know that Maison et Objet is like a chameleon, having the ability to constantly reinvent itself, exploring new thematics year after year. Its representatives are always aware of the needs of lifestyle industry professionals as well as homeowners and design lovers, keeping an eye for shifts in the market.
Diversity is synonymous with Maison et Objet. When it comes to interior design, a lot of challenges come up and so, in order to facilitate one’s process, M&O has made a few alterations to the Maison sector, which is now divided into four new realms: Unique & Eclectic, Today, Forever, and Craft. These four branches will offer even more diverse styles and trends by exhibiting the most exquisite luxury brands in the industry.
Objet is the other imperative sector of the event. Both French and international buyers see this event as an opportunity to fully explore the beauty of design, they are always searching for the latest product novelties. For this edition, M&O has simplified the process into seven categories: Cook & Share, Smart Gift, Fashion Accessories, Kids & Family, Home Accessories, Home Fragrance, and Home Linen!
After “Silence”, “Comfort” and “Show-Room”, “Virtuous” will be the new inspirations theme. Once again, Vincent Grégoire from the renowned trend forecasting agency, NellyRodi, will be overseeing the Inspirations space. According to Grégoire, this new chapter was based on, “The disruptions that are affecting our daily-life environments have grown so deep that we are now facing the urgent necessity to change things on all levels. We must put an end to this shift towards generalised overstimulation. We need new rules, a more virtuous ethic, innovative solutions for alternative growth and consumer practices.”
As a whole, this theme will be all about educating consumers, focusing on ‘makers’ and thinkers, craftsmanship and environmental awareness, making discoveries and exchanging ideas and appealing design concepts that are actually virtuous and better our world.
Ramy Fischler has been distinguished as the designer of the year. Fischler enjoys questioning the value of a function, he follows various steps in his creative process to achieve the final result, including anticipating tomorrow’s behavior, defining the reason and use of each project and visualising the environment where a piece would be effective.
In his work, Ramy Fischler doesn’t like to repeat himself and his designs have to make sense. His work is also heavily influenced by cinema. Fiction and collaborative work are the twin pillars of his process. Besides creating his own furniture designs for privat residences and restaurants, Fischler also creates hybrid objects that illustrate his capacity to blur the boundaries between disciplines.
Lebanon has been the chosen country for this edition’s Rising Talent Awards. Carlo Massoud, Marc Dibeh, Carla Baz, Anastasia Nysten, Studio Caramel and Paola Sakr were the six selected emerging talents that definitely represent the future of the design. “This new generation shares one common trait: optimism. At a time when Lebanon is facing grim prospects and facing challenges to solve its problems, these young designers produce pieces that express happiness.” – Cherine Magrabi (founder of Lebanese design platform House of Today)
Carlo Massoud started his solo career in 2014 by showing his Dolls project at the Carwan Gallery. Through an artistic approach, his work is best defined by a balance between functional design and art, while also having a social and political statement.
The Beirut-based designer, Marc Dibeh opened his own studio back in 2009 and since then he has been exhibiting his work all around the world, including Paris, London and Miami. He gives great importance to create something that has a story while also keeping that same interior or product timeless and simple.
Calling on the expertise of Lebanon’s most experienced artisans, Carla Baz’s handcrafted furniture reveals the beauty of fine materials, examples of such are her designs of Hay bench and the Borgia candelabra.
In 2015, Anastasia Nysten established her own design studio specialised in furniture and interiors. Scandinavian comfort with a bold aesthetic is one of her major trademarks. Through this, she is systematically pushing formal research beyond the classics. Using natural materials in her work is quite important to Nysten.
Studio Caramel is comprised of Karl Chucri and Rami Boush, who first met when they were studying interior designer at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts in Beirut. They create their studio in 2016 and their creations are often shaped by a specific context without ever compromising on the furniture’s capacity to decorate a room.
Paola Sakr’s versatility for multidisciplinary has allowed her to completely satisfy her taste for innovation and her curiosity, which are actually the basis of her projects. Everything she creates has a story behind it. Her approach is consistent with the original function of product design, establishing a “collaboration with the world”.
Each year, Maison et Objet delivers a creative and diverse platform replete with uniqueness and business opportunities. The September edition of 2018 will be no exception, so don’t miss this opportunity!
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