New plans revealed for Maison&Objet Paris after celebrating 20 years

The year 2015 sees a new chapter for Maison&Objet Paris, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The main event for professionals working in the ‘art of living’ will be held from 4-8 September.

To mark the occasion, each Maison&Objet fairs in Paris and abroad, will have a Designer of the Year prize. Two awards will be handed out for each Maison&Objet Paris, another for Maison&Objet Asia as well as one for Maison&Objet Americas.

Designer of the year
This September, the French industrial designer Dorothée Meilichzon, who has designed numerous interiors in Paris, London, New York and Ibiza will be Designer of the Year for Maison&Objet Paris. In January this award was given to Oki Sato, Canadian born architect with offices in Tokyo and Milan.

New floor plan for September edition
The show brings together a decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, tableware… Today, more than half of Maison&Objet Paris visitors come from abroad and are responsible for about 80% of the event’s transactions.

This new visitor profile has redefined the boundaries of the home fashion and lifestyle market. Based on these indicators, after careful observation and planning over several shows, Maison&Objet Paris is now redistributing its various sectors in the show’s Halls with a structure that fosters synergies and anticipates consumer trends. The result is that, as of September 2015, 70% of exibitors will be relocated.

Textile joins interior decoration Faced with the need to expand its circle of contacts beyond specialty shops, the textile zone is also changing and will be joining the expanded interior decoration zone, which will also encompass the ethnic chic.MIC sector.

Textile exhibitors will physically remain in Hall 2, but will be promoted in such a way as to feature mixed offers and collections consistent with a décor-focused atmosphere.

Cook+design takes centre stage
Like the textile zone, the cook+design sector has been a prisoner of its show heritage. It has maintained the profile of an industry show at Maison&Objet Paris, though its identity and offer have altered greatly over the last two decades. Now spread over Halls 5A and 6, cook+design joins and complements the home accessories area. The cook+design exhibitors will meet new types of buyers for whom visiting the show will be easier and more streamlined.

Design, Luxury and Savoir-Faire share Halls 7 and 8
Buoyed by strong growth dynamic, now! design à vivre will leave Hall 8 to enjoy more room for its continued expansion. In September, it will join scènesd’intérieur in Hall 7 to reestablish with the synergy they shared for several years.