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Design Fusion at Maison&Objet

Paris-based Maison&Objet allowed design aficionados to assess changing trends, besides presenting a whirlwind of stimulating designs.

The biannual Paris-based trade show, Maison&Objet allows interior design professionals the world over a chance to collaborate and assess changing trends and witness burgeoning creativity.

Held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from 6th to 10th September, 2013 Maison&Objet covered an extensive range of products and emerging talent from the world of contemporary interior design – from furniture, lighting, architectural solutions to textiles, home automation, fashion objects and stationery. It was aimed at retail purchasers, specifiers and minor and major exporters.

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Having developed a luxury core with the scènes d’intérieur, where the world’s leading international designers presented the best of high-end decoration and home fashion, and Now! design à vivre, the international home design exhibition for the latest, innovative design ideas, Maison&Objet consolidated its contemporary offering with the development of Actuel, which grouped an urban and high-end furniture range, and cast a spotlight on modern home accessories.

The satellite trade shows at Maison&Objet focused on their respective specialist areas: Cook+Design gave a fresh perspective to fine dining and discovered a new approach to kitchen and culinary art; while at the art pavilion, craft, l’espace métiers d’art, artisans presented handmade rare pieces and brought life to inanimate objects.

A colourful flamboyance, an armchair and its sidekick
A colourful flamboyance, an armchair and its sidekick

The highlights of the show included ‘Illuminations’ an installation curated by Elizabeth Leriche as part of the Maison&Objet’s Inspirations 2014: Energies event. It featured various design luminaires and creative lighting installations by leading designers like Front, Poetic Lab and Etienne Rey.

Architect Odile Decq, Designer of the Year at Maison&Objet this year was paid a tribute through a retrospective exhibition looking back on the highlights of her career.

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On the national front, Casa Paradox was one of the few Indian firms to be presented the opportunity to showcase its collections – Neophile and Illustratti at this global design event.

Over the years, Maison&Objet has refined the layout and honed its selection to present a comprehensive, legible and structured overview, facilitating visits, decision-making and contacts. To contribute to its influence all over the world, it will launch Maison&Objet ASIA in Singapore in March 2014.

With creativity being at its peak at the home-fashion event, Maison&Objet once again established its non-negotiable importance in the design spectrum.

Contact
Raj Anand & Associates
email: raj_anand59@hotmail.com
web: www.maison-objet.com

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