See the Ultimate Paris Design and City Guide for Maison et Objet 2019 ⇒ The ultimate lifestyle and design platform, Maison et Objet Paris is on the heels of returning to Paris Nord Villepinte. The upcoming edition is set to occur from 18-22 January 2019 and it will be an event full of surprises for industry professionals and design enthusiasts alike. The world’s most beloved tradeshow is the perfect stage to discover new interior design ideas, trends and expressions in a multitude of sectors. Each year, Maison et Objet promises and delivers a creative and diverse space replete with uniqueness and business opportunities. Today, CovetED will uncover a complete design and city guide that will help you discover the best features of the event, including top designers and brands to keep an eye on as well as the best luxury hotels, restaurants and other thrilling ventures/locations that embody the Parisian spirit to the fullest!
Written by Patricia Pinho
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Let’s start off by introducing some key notes about the event. Decoration, interior design, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children and tableware some of the main sectors explored at the event. Offing a wide variety of styles and expressions, the event delivers highly curated spaces that are in accordance with the needs of global markets. With each session, the great lifestyle platform, at the intersection of business and creativity, reveals solutions to visitors from around the world in search of uniqueness.
Moving on to schedules, the event will be opened from Friday to Monday, beginning at 9:30 am and ending at 07:00 pm with the exception of Tuesday, which ends a bit earlier (6:00 pm). Below, you can find a map of the layout of M&O that will be of great assistance. The map features the several areas of the event, including its two main sectors: MAISON and OBJET. The former one is dedicated mostly to interior decoration whereas the latter is basically a concept store idyllic for retailers.
Now, let’s discover some of the event’s trademark features, including the inspirations theme, the designer of the year and the rising talents.
Inspirations Theme: “Excuse My French”
“Excuse My French” will be the inspirations theme for Maison et Objet January 2019. A 250 sq metre space in Hall 7 will be dedicated to this theme where a wide range of products that embody the essence of the new French scene will be on display. This space will have a more theatrical decor as it was inspired by the Hall of Mirrors seen at Versailles.
Vincent Grégoire from NellyRodi will once again oversee this highly inspiring space. The designer has analysed the latest consumer trends and sociological phenomena and has encapsulated them in a theme, it may seem that it has a humorous character but it actually looks seriously upon the re-emergence of the country of Molière on the international scene.
“There’s a renewed curiosity about the French abroad, a sort of fascination at the moment. In a world where things are becoming standardized, people are looking for something different. When I’m abroad, I’m always told that we have a certain je ne sais quoi, an effortless chic, something you don’t find anywhere else,” discloses Vincent Grégoire, and in regards to what one can expect to see at the event, Grégoire promises that “There will be disruptive, dissonant elements and a spirit of contradiction. They’re an integral part of that je ne sais quoi”.
Designer of the Year: Sebastian Herkner
© Gaby Gerster
Herkner graduated from the Offenbach University of Art and Design and, since then, he has collaborated with some of the biggest international design brands, including Moroso, Thonet and Lintello. Due to his innovative and traditional approach to design, he has received plenty of recognition, so it comes as no surprise that Maison et Objet has awarded Herkner as the designer of the year. Every single source of inspiration is perfectly in tune with his quest for authenticity, his desire to use sustainable materials, and his sense of respect for the time it takes to create a truly stunning piece.
Lamp in Glass for Pulp ©Studio Sebastian Herkner
In 2006, Sebastian Herkner opened up his own design studio in Offenbach. The German designer has completely blurred all boundaries between modernity and traditionality in his creations, adapting new technologies with craftsmanship. Some of his most impressive designs are the Bell tables, the 118 chair for Thonet and the Oda floor lamps.
Bell series © Studio Sebastian Herkner
118 Chair for Thonet © Studio Sebastian Herkner
The German designer is always seeking new challenges and explore new things. Besides furniture and accessories, he has actually come to create design glasses, bicycles, perfume bottles, among others. He also did an internship with a fashion icon, Stella McCartney. Here, he honed a special care for the combination of colours, a characteristic that can now be seen in many of his work, as he explains “Colour is often the very last thing designers think about. For me, it’s always the starting point for the whole design process.”
Grace for Schoenbuch © Studio Sebastian Herkner
Rising Talent Awards: China Presented by Designchain
In regards to the Rising Talents awards, this year, Maison et Objet has chosen six emerging talents from China: Frank Chou, Chen Furong, Mario Tsai, Hongjie Yang, Ximi Li and Bentu. These skilled designers bring innovation and energy to their work, creating creative pieces that have emotional depth. Some prefer a China-centric approach, others have absorbed multicultural influences by studying, working and living abroad. Nevertheless, all of these designers are committed to introducing a new Chinese language of design.
Bentu ©Cao Haochang
Pin, Wall Light ©BENTU
“With the rapid growth of the Chinese economy and the need for a cultural expression of its own, we see a large number of emerging designers that have started to create their own voice that deals with issue of heritage and identity,” explains jury member Lyndon Neri, one of the principals of the renowned architecture and design practice, Neri&Hu.
Chen Furong ©WUU
Frank Chou ©Frank Chou Design Studio
Combo Sofa ©Frank Chou Design Studio
This year, the jury will be comprised by experts in the fields of art, design and architecture who are quite knowledgeable about contemporary Chinese design, including Liu Xu (Chairman of China National Interior Decoration Association); Xing Tong He (Former Chief Architect of Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Co. Ltd); Qu Guangci (founder and artistic director of design brand, X+Q Art); Tom Dixon (London-based industrial designer whose global presence is rather strong); Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu (founders of inter-disciplinary architecture and design practice, Neri&Hu) and Luca Nichetto (Italian industrial designer that operates both in the international and Chinese marketplaces)
Hongjie Yang ©ANNEMARIJNE BAX
Coffee Table ©PimTop
Mario Tsai ©Liu Hang
Pig side table for mx object ©Mario Tsai
As a whole, the six designers are keen on setting new standards of design and living while balancing creativity with commercial demands.
Ximi Li ©Ximi Li Design ©URBANCRAFT
©Ximi Li Design ©URBANCRAFT
Top Luxury Exhibitors to Visit
Luxury brands play a huge part in the development of the show. Some of the world’s most renowned references come together to present and discuss the past, the present and the future of the industry, by showcasing innovative solutions, from original furnishings, lighting designs and decorative accessories as well as projects and curated spaces. Now, CovetED will show you a series of brands and designers that you ought to visit during the occasion of M&O Paris.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand C37)
Agresti manufactures, from 1949, jewellery boxes, armoires with safe, watch and game boxes in precious woods and high-quality workmanship.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand J112)
The Tuscan-based brand Antoniolupi is considered one of the best luxury brands in the bathroom sector. The brand offers a comprehensive range of sinks, mirrors, showerheads, bathtubs and accessories distinguished by great elegance, innovation and a lot of research on materials.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand K32 / L31)
Atelier Swarovski Home is the ultimate expression of the Swarovski brand, a stunning showcase of the art of crystal cutting and design innovation.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand A65 / B66)
Baccarat La Maison’s is a natural extension of the Baccarat universe and offers statement furniture and home accessories with a timeless style, at the highest standards of the art of living industry.
Location: Today (Hall 6 – Stand I61)
This Italian luxury living atelier produces incredibly sophisticated sofas, armchairs and other home complements that are handcrafted by skilled master craftsmen who have the maximum attention to detail.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand C3)
Boca do Lobo’s furniture is an exclusive emotional experience, a sense of belonging and a state of mind. The brands strive to encourage sensational experiences by creating beautiful pieces which are passionately inspired and handcrafted in Portugal by a team that loves what they do.
Location: Signature – Unique & Eclectic (Hall 5A — Stand R10 / S9)
BOSA’s firm is 40 years old. BOSA presents precious objects designed by artists from all over the world, revisiting ceramic from a fresh perspective.
Location: Today (Hall 6 – Stand H38 / I37)
BRABBU is a design brand that reflects an intense way of living, bringing fierceness, strength and power into an urban lifestyle. With a diverse range of furniture, casegoods, upholstery, lighting and rugs, and through sensory design, the brand delivers a unique experience in every piece that they design and produce.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand M38 / N37)
Brokis produces exclusive glass lighting born of the skill of outstanding artisans continuing the age-old Bohemian glassblowing tradition.
Location: Signature – Unique & Eclectic (Hall 5A – Stand N / N63)
BYFLY creates the most exquisite design and decorative items that are both modern and desirable, from ceramics to lamps and even vases.
Location: Smart Gift (Hall 3 – Stand D60)
In collaboration with Galison and Abrams, Christian Lacroix presents the incredible luxury stationery collection, a design series that is directly inspired by the house’s graphical and pictorial looks. Extraordinary creatures and fantastic designs come to life through cutting-edge techniques and refined finishings.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand C15)
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. At this brand’s stand, you’ll be able to find pieces for all tastes and from all the major design brands in the world, namely, Boca do Lobo, DelightFull, Brabbu, Maison Valentina, Luxxu, Essential Home, Rug’Society, Pullcast, Monsyeur and Foogo.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand 092 / P91)
DELIGHTFULL’s lighting design reflects a personality, a frame of mind and strong emotions are present in each detail. Inspired by jazz music, the brand’s mission is to conquer the world through unique lamps!
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6)
Designheure is a French brand of decorative contemporary lighting, representing the French chic elegance on high-end contract and commercial projects.
Location: Forever (Hall 7 – Stand A196/B195)
Eichholtz’s broad collection includes timeless classics, statement pieces and signature interiors. The brand distinguishes itself through its high quality, high availability in stock and premium service.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6)
The design house draws its inspiration from a dreamlike world and provides a sensitive vision of design. Both soft and pure, the aesthetics of ENOstudio allows the freedom to propose a certain vision of a lifestyle, uninhibited and curious.
Location: Signature – Today
Ethimo is an Italian company specialized in high-quality outdoor furniture and decor. The brand draws inspiration from the warm and inviting colours of the Mediterranean as well as the charm of authentic places.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand 0102 / P101)
Essential Home is the epitome of bohemian retro design. Its mid-century modern lines merge from important historical references from the ‘30s and 60’s. The harmony of masculine and feminine, classic and contemporary, high and low, is integral to the brand’s sense of style.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand P102)
EX.T is an Italian design brand for bathroom furniture, accessories and lighting, based in Florence. EX.T mixes the international vision of its designers with the Italian expertise in the use of techniques and materials.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand A66)
The brand is known as one of the best brands when it comes to the production of outdoor furniture of very high cabinetry and design. Exteta uses an innovative system designed to dress and decorate outdoor spaces in the most singular manner.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand A66)
The Fendi Casa collection was founded upon a strong intuition of Alberto Vignatelli in 1988 with the vocation to decorate rooms the same way Fendi dressed generations of women with clothes and accessories. Today, Fendi Casa offers an elegant and cosmopolitan lifestyle, with a collection that ranges from contemporary to modern or classic.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand P64)
FORMAGENDA’s lamps stand for emotion and association. They resist the purely functional and fashionable. The brand creates lamps that matter.
Location: Signature – Unique & Eclectic (Hall 5A – Stand M34)
Fos produces porcelain objects that reflect the constant balance between art, craft and design. The genesis and philosophy of a product by FOS Ceramiche encapsulate creative thinking, innovative challenge, constant research and quality control.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6)
Gervasoni produces high-level furniture for indoor and outdoor use supplying the residential and contract market. The renowned designer Paola Navone is the artistic director of the design company.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 — Stand O132 / P131)
Glamora is an Italian company that creates tailor-made wall coverings for architecture and interior design. The brand was founded in 2010, in response to the new suggestions from the world of interior decoration.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand L/L12)
Under the IBRIDE brand name, a series of unique collections has blossomed, where each and every object embraces its own mythology.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand C97)
Illulian is a historic and prestigious brand internationally renowned in the field of luxury custom handmade rugs. All of their carpets hand-knotted in Nepal, with superior materials like Himalayan wool and natural silk.
Location: Signature – Unique & Eclectic (Hall 5)
A natural and illusory collection, a synthesis between nature and artifice. The material and identity of these items are destined to last in time. In the world of design, IMPERFETTOLAB has its own language.
Location: Unique & Eclectic (Hall 6 – Stand B38 / C37)
Jonathan Adler is a design company dedicated to bringing modern American glamour to your life. They have quite a strong presence internationally, having 25 stores all over the world.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand C48)
Daring design aesthetic, high impact events, lavish presentations, and inspiring editorial have an uncanny way of conveying KOKET’s mission to inspire love and empower through its statement pieces and unique design-driven experiences and content.
Location: Signature – Unique & Eclectic (Hall 5A – Stand N54 / O53)
Les Ottomans is a whole world of luxury home design. Les Ottomans is a brand born to create unique, custom-made and handmade pieces focusing on know-how and artisanal expertise.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand J46 / K45)
Since 1860, Linge Roset has been located in the heart of France where most of its furniture designs are produced using the most modern manufacturing methods.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand M86 – O85 / M86085)
For 25 years, Limited Edition has produced high-quality bespoke rugs for the private and project markets. Each rug is a genuine work of art, characterised by the use of high-quality materials, a unique palette of colours and legendary Belgian craftsmanship.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 — Stand C51)
Lladró is a Spanish luxury brand that since 1953 has been internationally recognized as a leader in high end and exclusive porcelain sculptures, lighting and home decor objects. All of the brand’s pieces are handcrafted.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand C85)
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.
Location: Forever (Hall 7 – E42 – F41)
This luxury brand specialised in providing a collection capable of making your projects come true, with high-end solutions like bathtubs, washbasins and free-standing washbasins, etc.
Location: Forever (Hall 8 – Stand C103)
Meridiani interprets tradition with contemporary style. Simple, pure lines suggest a new luxury, sophisticated yet natural and relaxed.
Location: Forever (Hall 7 — Stand D212 / E211)
Forging New Traditions. MICHAEL ARAM is an internationally renowned American designer who has lived and worked in India since 1989. Lyrical and often witty, his work encompasses a wide range of media and reveals a rich and variant source of inspiration.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand A4)
By using Missoni’s products, all of the decor potentials is heightened by different solutions on the same pattern. Themes and elements transmute from furnishings to linens, and again from indoors to outdoors. Missoni also pays attention to colours with cool intensity: spark explosions, animated shades and morphing faded tones.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand J2)
MOLO is a Canadian design and manufacturing studio led by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd Macallen. The studio explores overlapping realms of art, architecture and design, creating diverse projects.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand C98)
NAHOOR has given itself the mission of giving backlight a role that reflects the sacredness of the home.
Location: Today (Hall 6 – Stand C16 / D15)
Notre Monde has created a sophisticated and subtle collection of trays, mirrors and furniture using traditional techniques with fresh ideas of global origin. Luxury is melded with practicality, in the spirit of decorative objects.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand J74 / K73)
The Nyta brand was founded by three lighting designers who share a genuine passion for their craft: developing and designing lights, lamps, illuminants that make an aesthetic statement.
Location: Signature – Unique & Eclectic (Hall 5A – Stand M2/01)
The brand offers eclectic curiosities with a strong temperament to decorate the most unusual interiors through three themes: the living, the mineral and the decorative.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand B115 / C116)
Founded by Luigi Allievi, Porada was born from the love of the wood in 1948, with the aim of expanding its production of chairs through the use of the best craftsmanship wood techniques.
Location: Forever (Hall 7 – Stand A50/B49)
Preggo is a bespoke producer of case goods, upholstery and lighting. Aiming to give solutions to their clients’ ideas, and allow them to create with no bounds, we draw on our master craftsmen expertise with metal, wood, lighting, upholstery, marble, glass and finishing to offer a prototyping and production service to our clients.
Location: Hall 8, Stand C15
Project CULTURE is an awe-inspiring initiative organised by the Covet Foundation and it is the material concretization of a dream that belongs to every single person who celebrates the finest craftsmanship all around the world. Exquisite stools with a contemporary design brought to life thanks to talented hands and ancient techniques challenged everyone, pushing the limits of Arts and Crafts. The results are masterpieces filled with the soul of their makers and thinkers, a tribute to handcraft, our cultural heritage and legacy.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand K112 / M111)
PROSTORIA was created from the desire to transmit the love for the aesthetics into an item that will cause reactions from the criticism as it has the knowledge, experience and great enthusiasm and affection built in it.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6)
Reflections Copenhagen is a collection of handmade decorative interior accessories finely balanced to challenge the traditional styles and shapes. Julie Hugau and Andrea Larsson, are inspired by the graphic expression of “Art Deco”, the vast contrasts of the 1980s and the opportunity to explore the delicate materials that the mirror and the crystal are made of.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand A77 / B78)
During Maison & Objet 2019, Luxury Living Group and the Ritz Paris will be presenting the new RITZ PARIS HOME COLLECTION. A line of furnishings and accessories that sketches out the unique and sophisticated lifestyle that has made and continues to make, the Ritz Paris an epicentre of elegance.
Location: Today (Hall 6 – Stand H52 / I51)
With specialised designers, the brand aims to bring the history and culture of tapestry to a current design in a way not to be just rugs, but works of art.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand J16 / K15)
Being a history of vision and evolution, Seletti focuses on design projects and on the creativity which characterises the Italian excellence. Ever since it was established in 1964 in Cicognara, Mantova, the company has pursued its mission of making the most of professionalism, service and, above all, endless product research, striving for improvement, innovation and originality.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand A93)
Sahrai Milano is a brand of luxury custom made rugs designed in Italy. Their collections are an excellence in the furnishing accessories field.
Location: Today (Hall 6 — Stand G122 / H121)
Skyline Design incorporates innovative design in its outdoor furniture, durable quality and customer service. In order to create prime pieces, they only use high-quality, weather-resistant materials.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6)
Tina Frey Designs specialises in producing modern designs in resin. The collection ranges from organic shapes to sleek lines including furniture, home and workspace accessories, useful objects, tableware, barware, and vessels.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand K37)
Tom Dixon studio has been quietly working for the last 12 years on a broad selection of innovative projects and products for a wide variety of partners, brands, developers and entrepreneurs. The luxury brand delivers creative designs destined to inspire the world.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand K111)
Tuuci has become an iconic brand known for innovative, stylish and functionally superior shade systems; systems that are tested to endure the harsh wind-swept, sun-drenched and moisture-rich environments on the planet.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 — Stand C54)
Wall&Decò is a creative inspiration boasting an ongoing balance between planning and design, photographic hyperrealism and graphics, research and formal immediacy.
Location: Today (Hall 6 — Stand I28 / J27)
Danish design brand Woud offers a high-quality range of design furniture, lighting and home accessories. In their designs, whether it being in form, function or choice of material, Woud strives to add a touch of innovation while staying true to the simplicity anchored in our Nordic design heritage.
Location: Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand B42)
Villari is an iconic Italian luxury brand, a significant player in the interior design field that has a long-standing history with a trusted brand name. Combining its expertise to a creative audacity, Villari will pleasantly surprise you with an amazing variety of very original decorative pieces.
Location: Today (Hall 6 – Stand I68 / J67)
Vincent Sheppard has been designing and manufacturing indoor and outdoor furniture with exceptional seating comfort since 1992. Today, the brand’s furniture is exported to more than 40 countries.
Signature – Forever (Hall 8 – Stand C73)
In a constant search for renovation, Vista Alegre reveals a huge capacity to follow global trends, working regularly with prestigious designers worldwide. The essential values are quality of excellence, innovation, design, universality, the connection to art and culture, always combining tradition and modernity.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand J124 / K123)
A lifestyle, a way of being. That’s VONDOM. Vanguard In & Out furniture made with passion. Designed by and for dynamic people, innovators, curious types, like you, who enjoy fashion and trends, and demand the best quality in everything around them.
Location: Signature – Today (Hall 6 – Stand O22)
Zaha Hadid Designs offers architecturally inspired and contemporary creations. Whether we are talking about homeware or giftware, each piece defies notions of scale, space, material, experience and innovation.
Top Conferences to Attend
EXCUSE MY FRENCH! Or the Art of French Paradox – January 18th – 11 am – Hall 7
Freedom, equality, fraternity, creativity! Don’t miss this amazing Masterclass/Talk about this year’s theme of Maison et Objet, designed by Vincent Grégoire and the NellyRodi Studio.
Designer of the Year Sebastian Herkner: Designing companions for life – January 18th – 4 pm – Hall 7
Sebastian Herkner is the Designer of The Year of Maison et Objet 2019, and so, obviously, Herkner will talk about his life work in a conference where he will explain all of the history behind his creative process!
Gio-Ponti – A World Work – January 21st – 12 pm – Hall 7
Gio Ponti was one of the most iconic interior designers of Italy and, in fact, of the entire World. Maison et Objet will pay homage to this great Master and legend of Design with a stunning talk led by Dominique Forest and Sophie Bouilhet-Dumas, two top connoisseurs of this amazing designer’s work!
Portugal – Eldorado Archi, Design and Craft? – January 21st – 2 pm – Hall 7
Entitled “PORTUGAL – ELDORADO ARCHI, DESIGN AND CRAFT?”, this unique conference will be taking place in January 21st (2:00-2: 45 pm) in Hall 7 at the ultimate stage dedicated to lifestyle and design, Maison et Objet. It will be moderated by journalist Guy-Claude Agboton and it will count with the knowledge of interior architects from Oitoemponto, Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec as well as Joana Astolfi designer from Astolfi Studio and Amândio Pereira, founder of Covet Foundation.
When several European designers moved to Portugal, the media asked them why. Two answers come back; the existence of craftsmanship skills and a certain state of mind with the human at the centre. Truth or fantasy?
Portugal has been increasingly a game changer in the Design field, injecting considerable verve into a previously conservative industry as well as bringing a new fresh inspiration worldwide. As the luxury home design world is moving at a fast pace to improve authenticity and differentiation, top-notch quality has been relying on finest craftsmanship to create unique pieces for one of a kind interiors. An emerging realm that has been in the spotlight where the meticulous and hard-earned skills from master artisans are treasured. Now, let’s get to know more about each speaker.
⇒ Check all all the talks taking place RIGHT HERE!
Experience the Outstanding Hospitality Venues of Paris
When in Paris, one cannot go without experiencing the city’s most glamorous luxury hotels. Below, you can find a selection featuring some of the best hospitality venues one must experience while attending the event, so don’t waste another minute and start booking.
Just a few steps away from the Champs-Elysées, featuring private terraces with commanding Paris city views, signature lavish flower displays, top-of-the-line spa treatments and Michelin-awarded dining, Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris redefines luxury in the City of Light.
⇒ Address: 31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
With most rooms having a balcony and views of the Eiffel Tower, the hotel features a spa, an indoor swimming pool with atypical decoration and a fireplace area.
⇒ Address: 10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France
Hôtel Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is a 5-star luxury hotel refurbished by the world-renowned designer Philippe Starck. 500 metres from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées, the hotel boasts a swimming pool and a 99-seat cinema.
⇒ Address: 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France
The luxurious 5-star Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris features a Dior Institute spa, 5 restaurants, a cocktail bar and a seasonal ice-skating rink. It offers elegant accommodation with marble bathrooms and a 5-minute walk from Avenue Champs Elysées.
⇒ Address: 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
Just 400 metres from the Arc de Triomphe, Hotel The Peninsula Paris offers a spa, a 22-metre indoor pool and a rooftop restaurant with 360° views over the beautiful city.
⇒ Address: 19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France
Le Bristol Paris offers a rooftop swimming pool with an authentic inner French garden and views of Paris rooftops, the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre in the background.
⇒ Address: 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
Ideally located opposite the Tuileries Garden, between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum, Le Meurice is a serene place, where 18th-century architecture meets the latest in contemporary comfort and elegance.
⇒ Address: 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Located in Paris city centre, Mandarin Oriental Paris boasts a minimalist décor inspired by haute couture and renowned fashion houses. Set on two levels, the spa and wellness centre is complete with an indoor pool, a steam room and spa suites with private steam shower and changing room.
⇒ Address: 251 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
Ritz Paris boasts a selection of bars and restaurants, a fitness centre and a spa and wellness centre which includes a pool, sauna and massage facilities. The hotel also features a garden and a business centre.
⇒ Address: 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France
Shangri-La Hotel Paris is a palace hotel located across the Seine and facing the Eiffel Tower. It reflects both Asian hospitality and French art de vivre. The hotel has 3 restaurants, two of which have a Michelin star. An indoor pool and a spa are also featured.
⇒ Address: 10 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
Located on the avenue de l’Opéra, in Paris, right next to Palais Royal, the 5-star hotel (part of the group Evok Collection) offers 45 rooms and suites in the purest Haussmann style, sprinkled with art deco in a very couture spirit. You can expect beautiful hotel interiors and comfortable accommodations.
⇒ Address: 16 Avenue de l’Opéra, 75001 Paris, France
As sophisticated as it is welcoming, as stylish as it is casual, Le Roch Hôtel & Spa upholds a rare equilibrium between the comfortable feel of a home and the world-class services of a 5-star establishment. This 37 room Paris hotel is a place apart from the capital’s usual hotels.
⇒ Address: 28 Rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris, France
Hotel Sofitel Le Faubourg is a 5-star hotel located in the heart of Paris. A luxurious design by Didier Gomez, one of the most famous interior designers in France, offers comfort and indulgence. This upscale establishment, set in a grand townhouse-style building, has refined rooms and suites individually designed, and which add separate living areas.
⇒ Address: 15 Rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris, France
Hotel Le Fouquet’s Paris favours from a privileged address right between Avenue George V and the Champs-Elysées. The glamorous hospitality venue has been fully renovated and features generous suites and rooms covered in the most exquisite fabrics and precious materials.
⇒ Address: 46 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
The neoclassical-styled Saint James Paris was built in the 19th century and is nowadays regarded as one of the best hotels in Paris. Its “crazy-chic” described interiors were imagined by Bambi Sloan. The hotel is comprised of 49 suites, an extremely exclusive Saint James Club, a fine dining restaurant led by the extraordinary skills of chef Jean-Luc Rocha, the Spa Guerlain, and plenty of other sophisticated spaces for one to enjoy and relax.
⇒ Address: 5 Place du Chancelier Adenauer, 75116 Paris, France
Offering the ultimate sense of privacy to its guests, La Reverse is an exceptional hotel situated between Rue de Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne. La Réserve presents an unparalleled nineteen-century Parisian classiness and exuberance on top of representing the Belle Époque style.
⇒ Address: 42 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, France
Ideally situated in the heart of the city, opposite the old port, right on the seafront, makes the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso Cannes a wonderful and unique hotel with a warm and sublime atmosphere. The Radisson Blu is truly passionate about great and dynamic design, both driving and delivering the guests expectations.
Address: 78bis Avenue Marceau, 75008 Paris, France
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is one of the most glamorous and stylish hotels in Paris, located in the heart of the city. The five-star Hotel is set near the historic building near Place Vendôme and Opera Garnier. Defined by its attentive amenities, exquisite decor and unmatched elegance, a stay at this sophisticated hotel is bound to be an unforgettable one in the City of Lights.
⇒ Address: 5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France
Located near the emblematic Champs Elysées, the Hotel Vernet benefits from an authentic Haussmann style. The deluxe hotel is a member of the prestigious family-run hotel group, B Signature Hotels & Resorts. The interiors were designed by the extremely talented François Champsaur who paid homage to French elegance and savoir-faire.
⇒ Address: 25 rue Vernet, 75008 Paris France
The Maison Albar Hotel offers stylish accommodation a mere 55 yards (50 m) from two Parisian icons: the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées. Behind its fine Haussmann façade, this uniquely located 5-star Parisian boutique hotel is a showcase of visual design combining a modern touch and the Empire-style decoration that was very much in vogue in the 19th century.
⇒ Address: 96 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France
Designed by Jean Louis Costes & Jacques Garcia in 1995, the hotel is a living space where the scenery is designed for each moment of the day: pass through the sound gallery, laze about on the patio, confidently lunch on a few “asperges impeccables”, sip a cup of tea near the fireplace or swim in the pool.
⇒ Address: 239-241 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
Overlooking the Palais Royal Garden, the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal is also steps from the Louvre Museum, the Comédie Française Theater, rue Saint-Honoré, and the Tuileries Gardens. A classy neighbourhood where architecture, culture and gastronomy blend with the most exclusive boutiques. Pierre-Yves Rochon’s decor, spa, restaurant, staff trained in the tradition of luxury French hotels, and the unique location in Paris make the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal the new address for Parisian chic.
⇒ Address: 4 Rue de Valois, 75001 Paris, France
Newly redone, this delightful and discreetly luxurious boutique hotel has managed to preserve the intimacy of the private residence it once was. Its comfortable and welcoming 48 rooms and suites, the quiet atmosphere of its lounges, the charm of the vaulted spa, its private flowered garden and its personalised service make it a restful and friendly place to stay, worthy of the best Parisian addresses.
⇒ Address: 3 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris, France
The Hôtel d’Aubusson reflects the very special atmosphere of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. An intellectual and cultural centre of Paris, the neighbourhood enjoys an international reputation as a result of its authentic and intimate character. A genuine townhouse, the origins of which date back to the 17th century, our establishment has preserved its olden day charms: Versailles parquet, open beams, monumental fireplace in Burgundy stone, Aubusson tapestries which inspired the hotel’s name. Let yourself be charmed by this unequalled universe. Also, take advantage of the hotel’s interior patio, a winter garden, where you are able to take breakfast, enjoy a drink or, simply, get away from it all, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of Parisian life.
⇒ Address: 33 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris, France
Perfectly situated at 19 Avenue Kléber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula sits in the heart of Paris within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts. The Peninsula houses 200 luxurious rooms, including 86 suites. Inspired by Haute Couture, the theme suites at The Peninsula Paris hotel – some of the French capital’s most spacious and the world’s most highly customised – are veritable showcases of French heritage and savoir-faire.
⇒ 19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France
The FABRIC Paris hotel draws decorative and ornamental inspiration from the industrial past of the Oberkampf district. The brick-built walls, plentiful space, unconcealed supporting structures and the immense windows admitting plenty of natural light effectively illustrate this approach.
⇒ Address: 31 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris, France
Hotel Regina is opposite the Louvre Museum and overlooks the tranquil Tuileries Garden so guests can get to some top attractions in minutes. Combining a subtle blend of traditional French elegance and contemporary comfort, every room in the hotel has been lovingly restored to its 19th-century splendour.
⇒ Address: 2 Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
Hotel du Louvre in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, Fauchon l’Hotel, Hôtel Balzac, Le Cinq Codet, Hotel de Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hotel Lutetia, Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, W Paris – Ópera, Hôtel Napoleon Paris, Hyatt Paris Madeleine and InterContinental Paris Le Grand are a few other five-star hospitality options that you have to experience when in Paris
The Best Fine Dining Restaurants You Ought to Visit in Paris
Paris is also filled with some of the world’s best fine dining restaurants. In this segment, you’ll get to see a series of them and some of them have actually been awarded more than 2 Michelin stars. So take a look and make sure to visit these fine dining establishments.
This top restaurant continues to write its history by remaining true to its time. The hotel called on the talents of Philippe Starck for his spaces impregnated with surrealism, and to Alain Ducasse whose cuisine already infused the soul of the establishment.
⇒ Address: 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Alain Ducasse tells a personal and radical story, continuing the work he began twenty-five years ago. He represents the naturalness cuisine, inspired by the fish-vegetables-cereals trilogy, with the help of his chef of Romain Meder.
⇒ Address: 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
A gastronomic experience designed to surprise and delight: Chef Nicolas Sale invites you to enjoy the most creative, refined and elegant dishes, from a gentle morning breakfast to an experimental garden for lunch or an unforgettable dinner.
⇒ Address: 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
A meal at Restaurant Guy Savoy is a union of the skills of the chef, the kitchen brigade and the front of house team, combining to show in the best possible light the array of products offered up by our planet; the fruits of the labours of the very best farmers, producers and winemakers, all of whom recognise their shared heritage.
⇒ Address: Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris.
This is a Michelin three-starred restaurant whose chef is Bernard Pacaud, his refined and classical cooking style makes it one of the most esteemed French restaurants. The restaurant is in a period house in the Place the Vosges.
⇒ Address: 9 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris
At Epicure, the celebrated chef Eric Frechon, who holds three Michelin stars, has created a temple of gastronomy that is absolutely French. His macaroni stuffed with black truffle, artichoke, and duck foie gras, gratinéed with aged Parmesan is an unforgettable dish that people travel to Paris to experience.
⇒ Address: 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Since July 2014, when Yannick Alléno started to run the Pavillon Ledoyen and settled there Alléno Paris, he has been using the skills he learned from some of the world’s greatest chefs and the modernity of his approach to bringing new life to classical French cuisine in one of the most historic Parisian locations.
⇒ Address: 8 Avenue Dutuit, 75008 Paris
Le Cinq restaurant, with two Michelin stars, is placed in the Four Seasons Hotel, is furnished in gold with amazing flower arrangements and oil paintings decorating the walls, all for the best french classic cuisine experience.
⇒ Address: 31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
Installed in Paris’ most famous architectural site, with a private elevator and a unique setting, this restaurant is a great definition of luxury dining.
⇒ Address: Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris, France
Hosted by a private mansion, in a park, the Apicius offers a dining experience synonymous with luxury, because you can eat in one of the rooms of this mansion previously owned by a marquis.
⇒ Address: 20, Rue D’Artois 75008 Paris
Established in 1992, this unique restaurant provides a wide variety of French-based cuisine with a flavour mix that will make your taste bud go insane.
⇒ Address: 2 Rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
For more than 200 hundred years, the fine establishment that is Le Grand Véfour Restaurant has been one of the most refined gourmet venues among celebrated individuals, including politics and artists. The tradition and history of the restaurant blend harmoniously with our modern times.
⇒ Address: 17 Rue de Beaujolais, 75001 Paris, France
Situated in the heart of Paris, Le Grand Restaurant takes you on an intimate journey created by Chef Jean-François Piège who wanted to express his creativity and ambition and let gastronomy enthusiasts discover his world. Le Grand Restaurant offers modern and innovating cooking techniques that together with an astonishing and comfortable ambience completely transport you into a unique voyage into self-discovery.
⇒ Address: 7 Rue d’Aguesseau, 75008 Paris, France
One of the most enticing features of the Shangri-La Hotel, we had the chance to experience was the Two-Michelin-starred restaurant, L’Abeille. The restaurant offers sophisticated French gastronomy exclusively made by Executive Chef, Christophe Moret who is led by the desire to express himself through a very carefully prepared elegant cuisine. The Hotel was named in tribute to Napoleon’s preferred emblem, the Bee.
⇒ Address: 10 Avenue of Jena, 75116 Paris, France
Considered to be an expression of the “Belle Epoque” this amazing architectural space holds one of the best luxury restaurants in Paris, the MiniPalais, who is situated in a spectacular dining room and outside under the colonnades of the palace.
⇒ Address: 3 Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, France
Intimate, Welcoming, Seductive, Romantic, Diverse, Modern and Fresh are some of the words that best describe the astonishing Le Restaurant, located in the luxurious Boutique Hotel, L’Hotel Paris, right in the heart of the Left Bank.
⇒ Address: 13 Rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris, France
Gastronomic entrepreneur Alain Ducasse’s new version of his restaurant Spoon occupies the former premises of one of Yannick Alleno’s Terroir Parisian restaurants in the Palais Brogniart, the old Paris stock-market building in the heart of the city.
⇒ Address: Viale Bligny, 39, 20136 Milano MI, Italy
Exuding a glamorous and comfortable setting, the Divellec opened its doors yet again in 2016 and since then it has become a refined and endearing seafood restaurant that offers the most exquisite dishes.
⇒ Address: 18 Rue Fabert, 75007 Paris, France
Located in a capital as stimulating as Paris when it comes to gastronomy, La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa rise skillfully to the challenge with its restaurant, Le Gabriel, where the Executive Chef Jérôme Banctel offers contemporary French cuisine inspired by the seasons. This approach implies unforgettable dishes to be discovered and rediscovered in all their natural glory: enhanced yet never disguised.
⇒ Address: 42 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, France
Maison Rostang is located at the centre of the city, offering exquisite gourmet dishes that would make the perfect ending to any busy day.
⇒ Address: 20 Rue Rennequin, 75017 Paris, France
The Chef Jean-Baptiste Orieux and his team are pleased to welcome you to discover a modern, seasonal and tasty cuisine. You will enjoy delightful dishes made from local and seasonal products and regularly renewed menus.
⇒ Address: 4 Rue de Valois, 75001 Paris, France
Other Michelin-starred restaurants for one to experience are Arpège, Pierre Gagnaire, Astrance, Le Pré Catelan, Kéi, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Passage 53 and Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx.
Other Thrilling Ventures to Experience
If you are in Paris for Maison et Objet 2019, then you must book a meeting and pay a visit to Covet Paris, a stunning Covet Group Showroom comprised of two highly curated floors with the most cutting-edge furniture and lighting designs, from three renowned luxury brands DelightFULL or BRABBU. In the showroom, you’ll find a series of astonishing design sets, including a bedroom, which was created to inspire the best interior design projects.
As one of the main capital cities of Europe, Paris has a lot to see in terms of monuments. This is one of the oldest and most attractive cities in the world, Paris has to offer a whole array of historical buildings you should visit, like the iconic The Eiffel Tower or de sublime Palace of Versailles. Other exciting attractions one ought to undoubtedly pay a visit while in Paris is The Louvre, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Jardin des Tuileries, Palais Garnier, Center Pompidou, Notre-Dame de Paris, Panthéon and the Moulin Rouge cabaret, just to name a few.
In regards to art galleries, Paris is one of the most influential regions in this sector as it as an abundant number of art galleries spread around the city. Some of the most remarkable ones are Galerie Kamel Mennour, Galerie Perrotin, Bugada & Cargnel, Galerie Alexandre Guillemain, Galerie BSL, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Galerie Kreo, Galerie Philippe Gravier, Negropontes Gallery, Maison Rapin, Mouvements Modernes, Hervé Van der Straeten, Maria Wettergren, Gallery Matthieu Richard and Gagosian Gallery.
⇒ 15 Art Galleries in Paris to Experience During Maison et Objet 2019
While Maison et Objet is taking, another stunning event is also taking place in the streets of Paris. Paris Deco Off will be presenting its 10th edition from 17-21 January 2019. It is definitely an occasion not to be missed if one enjoys the fine art of design and the whimsical ambience of showrooms. Acting as a “rendezvous” between international interior designers and decoration editors, the event invites everyone eager to know the latest and best designs, to a festive environment through the streets of Paris and onto the most stylish and innovative showrooms. Paris Déco Off allows individuals to discover the world’s most outstanding fabric collections, home accessories and furniture designs.
This year, design aficionados can expect to see the brilliant work of more than one hundred of luxury brands, including the likes of Aldeco, Casamance, Cole & Son, Designers Guild, Elitis, Gaston y Daniela, Hermès, Houlès, James Hare, Kravet, Lelièvre, Pierre Frey, Pouenat, Ralph Lauren Home and Rubelli Group.
The streets of Paris light up during this time of the year, especially when one speaks about design and decoration. Visitors should definitely consider visiting the following venues: Rue du Mail where you can see a series of esteemed design showrooms, such as Aldeco and Leliévre, who also happen to host parties in order to further celebrate their success and the essence of design. Rue Saint Honoré and Rue Saint-German des Prés are also a must! The first one houses famous fashion brands such as Dior and Chanel whereas as the last one has numerous art galleries and antique stores.
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