2016 has been a year of incredible innovation and creativity, driving the world of interior design forward. There have been some real highlights including the wonderful design workshop hosted by the KLC School of Design at London Design Week and the hugely exciting new product releases from the likes of Hay, Vitra and Kartell at Salone Del Mobile 2016.
There is another event on the horizon that we're all super excited about - MAISON&OBJET Paris (Taking place September 2nd - 6th 2016 at the Paris Norde Villepinte).
What is MAISON&OBJET?
MAISON&OBJET proclaims to be ‘the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions’, and we wholeheartedly agree.
With Paris Design Week (an extension of MAISON&OBJET), the organisers are showing that it's not only about exhibiting some of the biggest brands in the world but also about celebrating young and creative minds.
Those lucky enough to be attending MAISON&OBJET can expect to be treated to a plethora of interior decorations, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances and tableware treats from some of our favourite brands. This wonderfully eclectic and diverse selection is brought to life through inventive design, combining creativity and business with beautiful design firmly at its heart.
What to look forward to at MAISON&OBJET 2016?
There’s so much to look forward to at the show this year, and the first thing to mention is some of the brands we love that are exhibiting:
- Normann Copenhagen
- Tom Dixon
- Gandia Blasco
These and so many more are expected to use the event to launch product ranges and to show their new trends for next year, so there really is so much to get excited about. But that’s only the beginning...
One of the main installations at MAISON&OBJET this year is known as the HOUSE OF GAMES - a section of the trade show packed with colours, signs and shapes that have been very deliberately chosen to reignite the creative mind.
In an interview about the installation on the MAISON&OBJET site, Vincent Gregoire, said: “HOUSE OF GAMES marks the return of a renewed baroque, dandy style, which leaves ample room for fantasy, eccentricity and appeal. More generally speaking, we are noticing an increasing interest in board games, as well as private clubs, which counterbalance the lonely life we lead behind screens and help us restructure our lives around rules we can easily apply.”
This explains the aesthetics of board games and chance games that sit at the heart of the design, and the images that have been released look incredible.
Another part of the show we’re really keen to see is the Matériauthèque section, by Matério’. This space is dedicated to ‘material innovation’ and will be bringing together a very broad and unconventional selection of material products that visitors will be able to experiment with. A team of experts will also be available for consulting.
Follow up with Utility
If you want to keep up with comings and goings at MAISON&OBJET Paris 2016 remember to check back on the Utility blog. We’ll be following up with a comprehensive show recap in coming weeks, and looking back at some of the new product ranges and trends that you’ll soon be able to shop right here.
Before then, get in touch on Twitter and let us know what you’re most looking forward to.