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A Complete Guide to the Prestigious Maison&Objet 2017Friday 16 December 2016
Maison&Objet 2017 is almost upon us, one of the biggest design festivals of the world returns this upcoming year and it is bound to make waves through the design community. Throughout this article, you will be able to see artistic pieces or overall room projects from several prestigious brands. The event will take place at Paris Nord Villepinte from the 20th to 24th of January. In the first four days, Maison&Objet will be opened from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm whereas in the last day it will have the same opening time, however, it will close at 6 pm. To have access to all the information related to the event, from exhibitors to programs, download the M&O App to your smartphone.
Take a peek at some of the most prestigious brands that are going to factor in the event. They will be distributed through a series of sectors:
Location: Scènes d’Intérieur – Gallery | Hall 7 – Stand J40
The brand is strongly rooted in Afghan traditions and the cosmopolitan inquisitive view of the world as well as the calling to transmit the culture of their people and the recollections of traditional carpets.
This rug design by Joe Colombo for Amini consists of different-sized circles with three or four different diameters mixed in with dynamic rhythms and patterns
Diamantina Gio Ponti
Recalling diamond-shaped ceramic tiles, this decorative piece enlivens the fabrics of the eponymous villa, in Caracas.
Location: Now! Design à Vivre | Hall 7 – Stand E84/F83
Using fibreglass as its main material, they created designs that exude resistance, strength, and elegance.
Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, COACH is a plush and comfortable lounge chair, built around a shell made of a linen composite.
Taking its name from the eponymous hotel, this table uses linen fibre to create a base that plays around with empty and full spaces. It was designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel.
Location: Scènes D’Intérieur – Gallery | Hall 7 — Stand H60 / I59
Presenting her glass collections, she creates handmade contemporary and timeless designs.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand C62
The Brand will showcase their new collection for bathrooms.
A free standing sink made in Carrara marble, designed by Pablo Ulian
The Finnish brand is renowned as one of the most innovative contributions to modern design with their small furniture and lighting collections.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE – Hall 7
The German brand produces unique high-quality and functional designs as you can see with the Black Edition.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand F33
Based in the Czech Republic, BROKIS produces exclusive glass lighting born of the skill of outstanding artisans continuing the age-old Bohemian glassblowing tradition.
Puro Horizontal 800
PURO is a boldly minimalistic variation on atmospheric pendant lights, designed by Lucie Koldova.
This timeless lighting collection embodies rudimental forms
The showroom displays collections of furniture design and accessories.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand B8
All cc-tapis rugs are completely hand knotted by expert Tibetan artisans in Nepal.
Escaille Degrade 2.0
Having eight European design brands showcasing their uniquely aesthetic pieces, from lighting to furniture, Covet House consists of a place where designers, architects, press, bloggers, and field experts come together for a design celebration. It takes you on a journey where innovation meets comfort and Luxury. The Brands are the following: BRABBU, Boca do Lobo, KOKET, DelightFULL, Maison Valentina, Essential Home, Luxxu, and Circu.
Location: Actuel | Hall 5B – Stand L29/M30
BRABBU designs reflect an intense way of living an urban lifestyle, telling stories from nature and the world through fine materials and textures.
This ambience showcases multiples pieces from the prestigious brand, from the translucent Vellum wall light to the impressionable Koi screen, to the veneering Lallan centre table, the displayable Cygnus, and the respectable Masaai sofa.
The warmth brought to your home by this contemporary lighting piece will expand all over the ambience like sunlight rays. Inspired by the sun, SOLEIL wall lamp is the element that will complete your modern home decor.
CAY brings warmth by its golden colour as well it brings character to its raw shape.
Kaamos Mirror represents the Arctic Circle and plays a gigantic factor in the classical look of this living room project as well as the cultural Panji wall lamps and the upholstered Maree Lounge Sofa.
In this project, one will be able to spot the contemporary Cay Side Table, the shining Aurum Wall Lamps, the earthly exquisite NAZCA sideboard, the elegant dining chair nº 20, the magical Delphi folding screen and finally the ceremonial Kara Rug.
This contemporary lighting piece fulfils your modern home decor with exoticism, creating a live and bright ambience.
Location: Scènes d’Interieur Gallery | Hall 7 – Stand H2/I1
The Prestigious furniture brand produces having in mind modern and contemporary designs for an exclusive home interior, offering an emotional experience, a sense of belonging, and a state of mind.
Through a passionate explosion of romance and drama, the Venice Mirror stirs emotion in anyone that catches its eye.
The Royal Pool Table boasts bold lines and unique patchwork which are enveloped by baroque details and a minimalist faceted edge. It was produced respecting the traditional marquetry techniques.
As part of Boca do Lobo’s special service, this bookcase can be placed or against a wall or it can serve as a separator division.
Embossed in hammered copper and displaying elegant wood line, this exclusive piece represents Portugal’s soul, navigators & discoveries.
An impenetrable place with an unparalleled personality and feeling capable of leaving anyone awestruck, yet only allowing entry to a select few.
Metamorphosis Dining Table embodies handmade techniques such as wood carving, metal cutting and hammering, and polishing, executed by some of the best craftsmen in the country. A unique product for those who have a peculiar taste for limited edition pieces and conceptual designs.
The Empire dining table symbolises generations of gatherings and decisions, both in times of celebration or tension. Its cracks reflect tough times, revealing a gold interior in a manifesto towards power.
Resorting to one of the oldest jewellery making techniques known, this mirror is precisely handcrafted with each brass cord. It flourishes in a shape traditional to Portuguese culture and art.
This luxury lamp is a monumental piece which authenticates Boca do Lobo designers and artisans’ work.
Fully made of polished brass with a delicately engraved top exposing the heart of a golden tree to the very heart of a home.
Representing the essence of empowerment, sophistication, mystics, and enticement, the Fortuna features a one of a kind design, with a unique table surface texture and an incredible finish.
The attitude and irreverence reflected by this piece made it an icon, never unnoticed in any part of the world. This sideboard base is made from wood and tempered glass.
Symphony is hand made by experienced craftsmen, each with different specialities, from metal-work to wood carving. It features a cluster of polished brass tubes envelope an exotic wood structure, creating a harmonious artful juxtaposition to the rhythm of the pipes.
This piece presents a different number of layers, where each one tells a different story.
The polished brass base gives Pixel a unique personality, a strong and at the same time sophisticated character.
This handcrafted, extremely versatile and unique piece is ideal for storing glassware and fine silver collectables in the dining room or any other of your collections – a great compliment to any classic or modern interior setting.
Location: Scènes d’Interieur Gallery | Hall 7 – Stand F16/G15
KOKET offers a highly edited unique collection of casegoods, upholstery, lighting, textiles and soft goods. It brings empowering style.
Flirty and unpredictable like a modern woman, the Caprichosa’s voluptuous sofa design mimics a woman’s most desirable curves. Fitted like a little grey dress in luxe black velvet upholstery fabric and resting on dainty brass feet.
The delicate, crystal-clear cocktail table is revamped by KOKET. A striking combination of shaped glass and metal, its name takes a double meaning when the tear-shaped top swivels out to become a Tiered cocktail table.
The lux and bodacious Kelly sofa is the cool girl sipping Cosmos in the dark corner of a chic NYC lounge. Her fluid curves are harmoniously matched by sumptuously pleated waves of deep blue velvet upholstery.
Chandra is both bold and daring. The modern edge of this chair exudes the feeling of vintage glam. While polished brass bands delicately bind the chair highlighting the sculpted fluidity of the tight back satin upholstery.
Imagine a gentle lily blossom gracing your ceiling, eternalized in gleaming metallic. The Gia chandelier consists of a hand sculpted metal calla lily freely suspended from a group of strings.
Related Article: Unveiling Koket’s New Collection at Maison et Objet 2017
Location: Now! Design à Vivre | Hall 7 – Stand E46 / F45
DELIGHTFULL’s lighting cultivates a sincere passion for innovation and a true dedication to the revival of local artisan craftsmanship through long-lasting masterpieces.
By merely mentioning the name Coltrane and you will feel the deep connection with innovation and the expressive music in jazz.
Characterised by the rhythmic composition of its elements, reduced shapes, clean lines and lots of black, Ike suspension ﬁxture truly embodies what a Delightfull piece is -an elegant look full of reﬁnement and modernity.
Location: Scènes d’Intérieur Gallery | Hall 7 – Stand H10 / I9
This luxury brand specialised in providing a collection capable of making your projects came true, with high-end solutions as bathtubs, washbasins and free-standing washbasins, etc.
With the style of a precious jewel, the Diamond bathtub will make a splash in interior design. The exterior of this fanciful piece is presented in silver leaf finished with a luxurious shade of translucent black with high gloss varnish.
A standout piece of international desire that distinguishes itself from all the other designs by its futuristic forms.
Lapiaz inspired this unique bathtub. The french word is the name given to the typical karst formations produced by surface dissolution of limestone or dolomite rocks.
The luxury brand pays a tribute to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by creating this sober yet elegant washbasin.
Location: Now! Design à Vivre | Hall 7 – Stand E40 / F39
The brand deals with different, intimate and cosy ambiences that express the elegance and the luxury that is conveyed by the use of rich material now in a home environment.
If you are a fan of the James Bond world, you will certainly be dazzled with this golden eye‐catching piece. It was named this cabinet “Monocles” and it is 100% prepared for Martini and Gin bottles
The sleek outline of this unique mid-century modern piece makes you surrender to the Scandinavian design every time you look at it.
Location: Scènes d’Intérieur Gallery
Designing luxury lighting pieces, the brand blends the traditional forms with a unique elegant expression where the classics acquire new concepts using the contemporary personality.
Made with the highest quality of brass and Nero Marquina marble, this side table is ideal to create a spectacular and sophisticated living room, entrance or bedroom.
A masterpiece poetically made with the most beautiful Swarovski crystals. Its details combine a harmonious synthesis between classic and contemporary.
The design of Liberty Wall I was created to bring the right brightness for your home decoration and gets its inspiration on the warmth of the statue of liberty torch.
Inspired by Alexander McQueen, this masterpiece is as powerful as his exhibitions, combining the best luxury and handmade materials.
Draycott Tower was the reason to create the Draycott pendant. Its structure has 3 tubes like the original inspiration made in brass and crystal glass.
Location: Scènes d’Intérieur Gallery | Hall 7 Stand F8 /G7
CIRCU’s world is full of magic and fantasy, where children’s dreams turn into reality! CIRCU wants to create spaces where children fall asleep playing, surrounded by life and joy.
Inspired by the movie ‘’Up!’’, Circu spread the wings of imagination and created the Fantasy Air Balloon. It can be adapted to both boys and girls and is a piece that can follow the kid’s growth and be adapted into a sofa.
The Rocky Rocket armchair helps kids to improve their creative skills and will entertain them for hours. The body is made of fibreglass, with a mask paint, to reproduce the squares. The interior is made of red velvet upholstery.
This is the ultimate piece to turn your little girl’s dream to be a mermaid princess come true. A sophisticated piece, that also has a light inside, to dive the girl’s room into a marine wonderland.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand C85
The entire De Castelli production is distinguished for the finest quality of its construction, expressed in the meticulous attention to details and the handcrafting of all the finishing and decorating work.
Vertical Green is a modular system for wall covering suitable for indoor and outdoor application that evokes a picturesque natural scenery.
Designed by Philippe Negro, this cabinet supports a delicate frame.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – gallery | Hall 7 — Stand F66
This brand contributes to the design world with riveting bathroom products
Location: Actuel | Hall 5 – Stand K48
A mirror by DEKNUDT MIRRORS is a friend for life. It survives for generations without ever losing its value. In fact, it fosters memories.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand E71
The French editing house of contemporary lighting provides a decorative and tailor-made offer for specifiers and showrooms.
Applique Trio Grand Nénuphar
A true light sculpture, Nenuphar dresses up the walls and the ceilings in a fascinating way and plays at the same time the role of a sculpture, an acoustic wall and a light.
Lustre 10 Grand Nuage
Designed by Hervé Langlais, this majestic chandelier can be adjusted in both height and diameter.
Location: Actuel | Hall 5B — Stand A15-13
Fap collections combine the heritage of ceramic tradition with the pursuit of contemporary design.
A modern essential style inspired by the natural stone Maku is the new collection of white body floor and wall tiles in porcelain stoneware.
Fap places the accent on style and function with the new elements in the Lumina range.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand C59
FORMAGENDA’s lamps stand for emotion and association. They resist the purely functional and the fashionable.
Planet Earth Suspension
This piece shows us the world in a brand new light. Delicate surfaces mark the continents as a bold relief.
The pendant lamp PEARLS is timeless, elegant and offers countless possibilities.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand C94 / C90
Produces high-level furniture for indoor and outdoor use supplying the residential and contract market
Both upholstered sofas were designed by Paola Navone.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – gallery
A product design brand that prides itself on creating handcrafted high-end contemporary products inspired by Nature.
Framing the beholder in a crown of vine branches, the Vine mirror is the ultimate artisanal piece.
Pearl Wall Lamp
The Pearl Wall Lamp is a poetic handcrafted tribute to Nature’s mysterious ways. The piece, made in marble and metal, represents one of its quintessential attributes – serendipity.
Location: NOW! Design à Vivre
The Brands seeks for decorating spaces with boundless emotions and typical Italian quality as well as exploring international trends, from design to graphics and the visual arts.
Senses Collection (Touch)
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand C52
Balance and formal refinement, experimentation and functionality are the elements that characterised the new collection of the luxury brand.
This incredible design was developed by Tokujin Yoshioka.
A Collection of dining tables with a top that has a chamfered edge either in a transparent extra lighter glass designed by Philippe Starck and S. Schito.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand C31
Specialises in premium quality antique and contemporary oriental carpets.
Location: Location: ACTUEL | Hall 5B — Stand L16
GUAXS is a family based German company which focuses on creating high-quality interior design objects and lighting.
Location: ECLECTIC | Hall 1 — Stand D12 / E11
A manufacturer of high-quality tables characterised by uncomplicated and straightforward designs.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand E16 / F15
One of the leading contemporary lighting brands in the industry as it takes a unique and personal route.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand A44 / B43
This historic and prestigious brand is known for producing luxurious and custom handmade rugs.
Location: Hall 8 – Stand A44/B43
The objects that Il Laboratorio dell’Imperfetto designs and creates in its workshop in Italy are both unique and exclusive, characters which are implied by the brand name’s allusion to the imperfect.
Milan-based creative lab and business whose aim is to nurture young talent, share skills and business acumen and promote young designers.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 – Stand D80 / E79
Kalmar believes that producing great design demands flawless execution.
Admont 6 Pendant
Fitted with 6 arms and as many incandescent lamps, Admont is an elegant and organic sculptural accompaniment to dining tables of varying lengths.
Zweig Wall Lamp
Conceived by J.T. Kalmar for anterooms, corridors, or as accent lighting, this early-1950s double sconce produces soft ambient and downlight.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand C90 / C94
The creativity of Paola Navone, company designer and art director, has given life to a very special collection of furniture and storage.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand A198
Lintex is the leading Nordic brand within interior writing surfaces.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – gallery
The Brand creates classics in handmade crystals and chandeliers.
Location: ECLECTIC | Hall 1 — Stand E12 / F11
Based in Portugal, the brand’s main purpose is to assure that they offer creative and top quality products.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 – Stand D104/E103
Martinelli Luce represents more than fifty years of history dedicated to the production of lamps and lighting systems.
LED + O
Cobra is one of the first lighting fixtures produced with a special resin moulding system. The lamp is characterised by simple lines and a geometric shape inscribed in a sphere.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand B46 / C45
The Brand is noted for their philosophy of making timeless designs and collaborating with talented designers.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand C98
MERIDIANI interprets tradition with contemporary style. Simple, pure lines suggest a new luxury, sophisticated yet natural and relaxed.
A Collection of dining tables by Andrea Parisio.
Location: ACTUEL | Hall 5B — Stand C48
Manufacturer of chairs, tables, barstools and benches for the contract market. hospitality, hotels chains, shopping malls and airports.
Nassau stands out with its simple and elegant silhouette.
Maré is created from a unique combination of polypropylene and aluminium.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Gallery
The company was founded in 1969 and they develop the best combination of craftsmanship and design.
DC 10 Chair
The DC10 is a continuously curved chair with a sharp line dividing the inside surface from the outside.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand B80 / C79
MOLO studio explores overlapping realms of art, architecture and design, creating diverse projects.
This piece suspends a luminous canopy of cloudlike forms that gently move in the air currents.
Bench wall + Thinwall
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – gallery | Hall 7 — Stand H34 / I33
Based in Portugal, Munna is a furniture design brand renowned for creating handmade upholstery with unmatched craftsmanship, seamlessly blending noble materials and timeless design.
A German Lighting brand that creates original design ideas.
Location: ACTUEL | Hall 5B — Stand A15-14
Ornamenta is a manufacturing tradition mixed to industrial excellence that specialises in the producing decorative surfaces
Location: Hall 7 – Stand E2 / F1
The French design manufacturer aims to produce objects that create a spark, designed by emerging talents.
Location: ACTUEL | Hall 5B — Stand I33
The brand produces eye-catching products. using materials such as fire and ceramic fibre, products for outdoor spaces.
A bio fireplace of stylish and elegant design.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand C74
The brand has been expanding production of chairs since 1968.
Connie Dining Chair
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand D45
An Italian editor of exclusive and high-quality design, all made in the region of Veneto.
Designed by Serena Confalonieri, this piece is a new range of modular inlaid wooden wall coverings
Design made through ancient wood inlay techniques.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand C32
Julie Hagau and Andrea Larsson’s new glassware collection provides expressions through strength and form in a non-traditional mirror image.
Location: ACTUEL | Hall 5B — Stand E38
The Design firm makes extraordinary objects which take shape from the principles of beauty and functionality.
Location: NOW! DESIGN à VIVRE
The Finnish company specialises in design lights hand-crafted of top-quality local birch wood.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 – Stand A13
They provide functional and high-quality furniture for private homes and public spaces worldwide.
A useful, fully padded lounge chair in a comfy and inviting design equally suited for private and public spaces.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand B16 / C15
A production house that creates lighting and decorative pieces.
Blakes Table Lamp
Montrose Wall – CDM
Location: Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand E27
Production of modern designs in resin, including furniture, home accessories, useful object, and vessels.
Location: ACTUEL | Hall 5B — Stand I19
Guided by Jean-Pierre Galeyn, Tradewinds produces and distributes authentic products for outdoor and garden.
Canvas tent which can be easily mounted on any type of soil without ropes and stakes.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – Paris | Hall 8 — Stand B90 / C89
TUUCI’s founder Dougan Clarke recognised an incredible opportunity to introduce beauty, quality and reliability through productive designs.
Ocean Master – Classic Umbrella
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand B2 / C1
The Brand combines technical and conceptual expertise with the creativity of contemporary designers.
Location: Hall 7 – C155/156
Willowlamp is an innovative, award-winning South African lighting company.
Location: SCÈNES D’INTÉRIEUR – gallery | Hall 7 – Stand G102 – H101
Best described for producing timeless designs, every lamp they make is handmade in order to pass on tradition and history.
Location: NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE | Hall 7 — Stand A172 / B171
In every design they make they add a touch of innovation while staying true to the simplicity anchored in our Nordic design heritage.
Lean Lounge Chair
A comfortable seat that will fit perfectly in any desired setting.
This simple yet elegant design exudes lightness, purism and a very clear structure.
Apart from the event’s coveted exhibitions, design enthusiasts can also count with a diverse range of conferences in which the main purpose is to discuss a cluster of matters related to design in general and its working environment. These are going to occur in the following places: L’Espace Conférences (Hall 7), L’Espace Retail (Hall 6), Designers Studio (Hall 5B). Get more information HERE to find out about who is going to speak in the conferences, topics of discussion, and time schedules.
M&O Designer of the Year – Pierre Charpin
Prominent French designer and scenographer, Pierre Charpin has been awarded Designer of the Year by Maison et Objet. The artist expresses himself through creating a poetic form of minimalism. He absolutely dominates the making of creative and meaningful furniture objects, from chairs to tables, to carafes, to pitchers, and the list is never-ending. In 1984, Charpin graduated from Bourges Art School and since then he has become one of the most requested artists from all over the world. Take a look at some of his amazing designs:
Inspirations 2017/2018 – Silence
Order the Maison et Objet inspiration book nº 30, entitled Silence to learn different aspects of the design industry, to have inspirations and ideas, basically it gives tools for professionals in the fashion, decoration, and home sectors to triumph. Maison et Objet will also host a series of enriching work boosters to discuss the theme, such as conferences, a café-bookstore, and an inspirational space, each one will take place in Hall 7.
Like a remedy to the interminable racket of words and images, silence has a calming effect on the hyperactive, garrulous and loud times we live in. Home is a place where calm is restored and a growing desire for serenity can be expressed. Lifestyle and style give us the ‘silent treatment’. Beauty is unburdened from the artifice of pointless ornamentation and devotes itself to a quest for the essential. The reduction of materials, geometric abstraction, transparency, halo effects, wireframe structures, ethereal hues and black and white comprise the formal rules of silence. The spartan simplicity of archetypal shapes foster contemplative moments during which the mind is at rest. Sensitive, discrete and elegant objects re-establish inner tranquillity. Please do not disturb this sensual, poetic, harmonious and luxurious minimalism. Shh
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