The theme - Tech Eden - the events not to be missed at the fair and in the city, the talks, the emerging talents, the installations: dates, practical information and news on the Parisian event which turns thirty

Over two thousand five hundred exhibitors, of whichsix hundred new brands, 15 sectors, 40 conferences, a forum, 2 spacesWhat's New? with the new trends for retail and décor: these are the numbers of Maison&Objet 2024, the Parisian event reference point for interior decoration, furnishings and lifestyle, scheduled from 18 to 22 January 2024 in the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition district.

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The theme of Maison&Objet 2024: Tech Eden

Maison&Objet celebrates thirty years this year and does so with a rich schedule of events focused on the theme Tech Eden, an optimistic dimension in which technology and nature they reconcileand coexist in harmony, between futuristic aesthetics, progress and a primordial desire to return to biophilia.

Tech Eden is the leitmotif that connects the fair - investigated in the three areas of interior architecture, retail and hospitality - with the lively circuits in the city and the online platform and marketplace MOM ( Maison&Objet and More). “An opportunity”, according to the Peclers Paris agency which coined the term, to "highlight the profound evolution in the relationship between science and nature, and to project it into a sustainable and desirable future".

What's new from Maison&Objet 2024

Among the new features of Maison&Objet 2024,What's New? in decor (hall 7), curated by Elizabeth Leriche, the trend expert who anticipates colors and materials strong> which will shape the aesthetics of tomorrow's interiors, where dreamy and untamed nature is omnipresent; andWhat’s New? in retail (hall 4), by François Delclaux and BETC Design, a new exhibition format called Supersoftwhich with 25 practical workshops supports retailers and indicates thebest practicesto make the most of the stores, analyzing every aspect, from the windows to the exhibition tables, from the purchasing path to the atmosphere, up to the balance between physical and digital sales.

Two must-see events in Pavilion 6, in theHospitality Lab: The Showcase, the installation by REV Studio to tell the story of the hybridization of hospitality places in an experience between real and virtual; andInspire me! - Tech Eden by Peclers Paris, which explores the hospitality of the future, among biophilic experiences and hi-tech. In pavilion 3, space for wellbeing with a path designed by Fashion Snoops x La Seinographe which responds to the growing interest in the wellbeing market.

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Designer of the year 2024: Mathieu Lehanneur

The FrenchMathieu Lehanneur, born in 1974 in Rochefort-sur-Mer, is the Designer of the Year 2024. The creative, who designed the Olympic and Paralympic torches and braziers for the Paris 2024 Games, famous for his multidisciplinary approach (he works closely with scientists and start-ups, combining design and technology, art and craftsmanship), will sign the installation inspired by the outdoors Outonomy (pavilion 7): “Escape, take off, breathe, live... These are some actions that effectively summarize the project that I will present at Maison& ;Objet,” explains Lehanneur.

“Without revealing too much for the moment, the project is based on the idea of independence and freedom, away from noise and density. To some other place to invent and reinvent yourself. The Outonomy project is an ecosystem of life, both minimal and optimal. The history of civilization and architecture is dotted with attempts, solutions and proposals for an isolated house: the igloo, the hut, the yurt.

The challenge here is to combine our needs with current technologies. Far from being nostalgic or an attempt to return to the past, Outonomy wants to answer the question: what do I really need?

Space for young people: the Rising talent awards and Future on stage

Maison&Objet gives space to young people with the Rising talent awards and Future on stage. The Rising talent awards (hall 6) celebrate emerging talent, choosing this year for the first time not from a single country but by sifting globally through the designer-researchers who are responding to the new digital frontier. The talents chosen for the Tech Talents section are: Audrey Large, WINT Design Lab, Index Office; for Savoir-faire talents: Aurélie Hoegy, Jenna Kaës, Emma Cogné; for Rising Talent Craft: Line & Raphaël.

Furthermore, Maison&Objet presents (in hall 6) the 3 winners of Future on stage, a launching pad that rewards young French and international companies; this year the winners are: Anga (France), Bluecycle (Greece) and Tosco studio (Portugal).

Not to be missed at the fair

In pavilion 7, Baccarat with “Alchemy, the immersive experience”, a visual journey through the savoir-faire of the manufacture which celebrates its 260th anniversary. Also in pavilion 7, on January 19th the winners of Le French Design 100 will be announced, the most awaited event in the French creative industry which rewards the 100 designers who represent the the best is made in France, selected by a jury led by Laurent Le Bon, president of the Centre Pompidou.

Last but not least, the talk program (hall 7): among the protagonists, just to name a few, the designer of the year Mathieu Lehanneur >, the designer Roberta Molteni and the REV Architecture studio.

The presence of Italians is strong

There are 360 Italian exhibitors arriving at M&O 2024 this year, at Gervasoni (pavilion 7, stand I 159/ K 160) which presents a preview of the new products in& ;outdoors, like Eidos, the dining table and chairs with armrests by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti covered with a semi-gloss resin in three bright colors with a cloudy effect, at altreforme (hall 7, C75), which in addition to aluminium, its 'election, experiments with wallpaper and fabric for the first time.

There is Nardi (pavilion 6, stand I 16/J 15) with the Tevere extendable table by Raffaello Galiotto, in the new rope color with slatted top in virgin polypropylene and aluminum base, both recyclable; there is Ethimo (pavilion 7, stand E 117/F 118) with Hortus, the room diffuser by Luca Nichetto, and the Tetide and Pangea outdoor carpets by Studiopepe, and there is Pedrali (pavilion 6, stand G2 H1) with a 135 square meter stand designed by the Milanese studio DWA Design where three different living scenes come to life.

Furthermore, there is a strong presence of Italian ceramic brands exhibiting in pavilion 7 in a collective of 28 brands in a stand of over 400 square meters promoted by Confindustria Ceramica and organized by ICE-Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies with Edi.Cer.

Outside the fair: the circuits in the city

From right bank to left bank, the City of Light comes alive with events with a high level of design. The fair expands its borders and infects the city with Maison&Objet in the city, from 17 to 22 January, a circuit of 100 addresses including decorators, interior designers, galleries, great maisons and master craftsmen, in addition to the Paris Déco Off and Paris Déco Home circuits, from 17 to 21 January, with free shuttles to get around quickly and showrooms and events open to the general public, including those from evening.

Great excitement in the Saint Germain des Prés district, where numerous presentations are concentrated: Molteni&C in the flagship store on rue des Saints-Pères unveils the 2024 outdoor collection; Cassina introduces the new products for outdoors (at the Cassina Store Paris Rive Gauche on boulevard Saint-Germain), Fornasetti invites the public to discover the 2024 previews (in a Parisian apartment in boulevard Saint Germain), Maxalto shows the new products in the rue du Bac showroom, Rubelli presents the Gardens textile collection, developed with the creative direction, in the Rue de L'Abbaye showroom by Studio Formafantasma, and Perennials and Sutherland participates in the Parisian design week (in Place Saint-Sulpice) with Wabi Sabi: furnishings, fabrics and carpets inspired by Japanese aesthetics, with outdoor furniture designed by the director creative Eugeni Quitllet.

It is worth a pit stop, even if you have to go twenty minutes on foot to Place des Victoires, Prelle, the historic silk maison, with a surprising collaboration with Uchronia and , in rue du Mail, Maison Lelièvre which seduces with the new textiles of the historic Quenin brand, revitalized by Ingrid Lager, at the helm of the Lelièvre creative studio.