Is is September and if you are working in the interiors and design industry, this month may be the busiest in your calendar. London Design Festival is on later this month from 19th to 27th September with shows such as Decorex, Tent and Design Junction on the schedule. But it all kicked off in beautiful Paris (actually the not so beautiful Parc des Expositions in Villepinte on the outskirts of Paris) with Maison & Objet on Friday 4th September.
MAISON&OBJET is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions and welcomes exhibitors and visitors from around the world to showcase a high-quality international offer.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the lifestyle show brings together a varied product offering from decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware. You name it - everything!
But be warned, the show is massive! It spans across 8 halls and there is a lot to take in! If you are a first timer and want to see the entire show, make sure you spend at least 2 to 3 days and wear the most comfortable footwear possible. It is also wise to bring a light trolley suitcase to wheel around all the brochures and cards, as you will collect a lot and they will get heavy!
If you are a pro and know what you want to see you can ‘edit’ the show and hop to specific spots or halls, but even that requires comfortable footwear and attention to detail, as there may be unexpected surprises waiting for you.
Of course, we were there and here are our highlights from the show:
Great styling by Mambo Unlimited Ideas. We love the tile painting.
Beautiful stools by Mambo Unlimited Ideas. Great colour combination.
We could't stop looking at the floating flower garden by teamLabCamera.
What a beautiful installation!
Fingerprint tea set by UK designer Elli Popp.
Jonathan Adler is always great. We love his quirky designs.
Jonathan Adler pillows.
Great setting at Cravt Original.
Colourful tiles by Cravt Original.
This is a flower wall. Are they real? You guess...
Fertini Casa. Pure glam luxe!
I am in LOVE with the Peter Ibguegger Ouroboros tea set.
The David David umbrellas bring some sparkle to rainy days.
What an amazing lamp by Challiers Can you hear the birds tweeting?
Cool boards by Skateroom.
How cute are those figurines by Lucie Kaas?
Anna and Karl are my absolute favourites!
And the cards by Lucie Kaas?
Bye bye from M&O. XX E