Maison&Objet September 2018

The event in Paris (from 7 to 11 September, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre) changes and evolves

A versatile, multi-sectorial fair, Maison&Objet presents reflections on the state of the market twice a year in Paris. Its added value lies in a range of offerings that is both global and selected, and its relevance for the decor sector makes it a strategic option for visitors, manufacturers, brands and clients.

The fair, already a preferred platform for professional interaction, is now becoming an even more effective tool. In September 2018 it is wagering on a new approach that emphasizes a return to fundamentals: the home and the object.

The next edition devotes the Espace d’Inspirations and the Cafe-bookstore to the theme Virtuous identified by the agency NellyRodi. The inspirational focus will be at the entrance to Pavilion 5A. Easily accessed, it is at the intersection of the new circuit proposed between the area concentrating on the home (Maison) and the area for objects (Objet). There will also be the publication of the Trend Mook, an indispensable working tool with its analysis and perspectives provided by different personalities on the Virtuous theme.

At every edition Maison&Objet selects the Designer of the Year among the most outstanding talents on the international contemporary decor scene. In September the tribute goes to Ramy Fischler. The Belgian designer has one obsession: to never repeat. A taste for experimentation he acquired at ENSCI, the Parisian design school where he graduated in 2004, after which he continued his training working with Patrick Jouin. He opened his own studio in 2011. Since then Fischler has been a step ahead of tomorrow’s practices, focusing on fundamentals and the usefulness of every project, and constructing the ecosystems that will make it useful.

 

 

Driven by the success of past editions, the Rising Talent Awards are an outstanding appointment for the international design community. Organized each year, they are proof of the role of the fair in the promotion of new designers, offering them a chance to show their work to an audience of professionals from around the world.

Lebanon will have the place of honor. A bridge between West and East that confirms the fair’s desire to expand the boundaries of creativity, inviting a country that is going through a period of lively artistic ferment, flanked by the patronage of Rabih Kayrouz, whose couture maison has made Lebanese style known to the world for many years now.

 

 

The works by the Rising Talents of Lebanon will also be seen in the framework of Paris Design Week, at Gallery S. Bensimon, in an exhibition of the Joy Mardini Gallery, with expertise on the Lebanese scene. Carlo Massoud, Marc Dibeh, Carla Baz, Anastasia Nysten, Studio Caramel and Paola Sakr: these are the protagonists of design renewal in Lebanon, selected by the members of the jury. A new generation that follows in the footsteps of its international predecessors with local production methods, as an expression of unique character.