18-22 January 2019 – Paris Nord Villepinte


Since 1995, Maison&Objet is the international gathering of professionals of the art de vivre, furniture and design. It welcomes almost 3000 brands and 90,000 visitors, with 50% from foreign countries.

A generator of contacts and showcase for talents, twice yearly the event offers new sources of inspiration, decoding the trends of today and tomorrow. A true catalyst for the growth and development of brands.

Launched in September 2016, the digital platform MOM (Maison&Objet and More) brings together the latest creations and products of brands, manufacturers, artisans and designers. An endless source of everyday inspiration, the fair brings visitors into direct contact with thousands of brands throughout the year.

For the two annual appointments of Maison&Objet, NellyRodi analyzes the latest trends of consumption in the light of sociological phenomena, and encapsulates the results in a single theme for each edition.

The topic chosen for January 2019 is summed up in a quip – Excuse my French! – whose deeper meaning is connected with the very concrete phenomenon of a new interest on a global level regarding the homeland of Molière. Foreign visitors have a chance to discover new French brands and designers, and everyone will be able to learn about new approaches to take full advantage of the phenomenon of Made in France.



Many small companies, the so-called Petites Maisons, reinterpret traditional know-how with product lines based on innovation and exclusive style. A Nouvelle Vague of creative talents is emerging, open to multicultural influences, shaking up the traditional French chic thanks to inspirations from the outside, in an ongoing formulation of new moods driven by fusion and mix’n’match.

Another important factor is the impact of the French high-tech industry: Paris contains the world’s largest start-up campus, Station F, and French companies are protagonists in the sectors of new technologies that are bringing revolutionary changes to the home environment.

The world of design, at the same time, is full of figures whose style might be described as “Classic with a Twist.” These are personalities who convey typically French aspects of irreverence and daring, eccentricity and flamboyance.

All these aspects will be summed up and revealed at the Trend Forum, a space of 250 square meters in pavilion 7 presenting a selection of products to represent the essence of the new French scene.

Sebastian Herkner, a German designer, at the young age of 37 is the designer of the year selected by Maison&Objet for the January 2019 edition. Known for furniture, lamps, bowls vases and carpets, perfumes, interior design and fashion collections, his renown is the result of ongoing research on forms and traditional crafts with which to create modern products all over the world. In his studio at Offenbach am Main, Herkner collects small objects found during his travels, organized in boxes to form a sort of repertory of inspirations.



An important appointment for the international design community, the Rising Talent Awards look to the East for the next edition in January 2019, exploring the rapidly evolving Chinese design scene. A leading platform for the promotion of young designers, the Rising Talent Awards China are presented by the established partner DesignChain with the aim of offering up-and-coming Chinese talents the possibility of showing their work to an audience of international professionals.