Since 1995, Maison et Objet has been the world’s foremost event for professionals of the lifestyle, interior, and design industries. Every edition brings together some 3,000 brands and more than 85,000 unique visitors – of which 50% hail from outside France. Promoting new contacts and emerging talents, Maison&Objet presents twice a year the latest sources of inspiration by shedding insight into current and future trends. As a result, the event has become an effective catalyst for brand development and business growth.
Maison et Objet 2018 now offers a clearer perspective of three main areas: MAISON and its wide range of interior decoration, organized into different worlds; OBJET, the show’s concept store, ideal for retailers; and finally INFLUENCES and its unique itinerary. A new offer that has been created to facilitate communication and the unearthing of new products.
Maison et Objet Paris is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360°product offering. Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware. The styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations 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.
From Friday to Monday: 09:30 am to 07:00 pm. Tuesday: 09:30 am to 06:00 pm.
The event will feature a brand new campaign designed by Parisian graphic design studio Be-Pôles. Through the use of a color gradient, the studio has asserted the trade show’s new visual identity, which is totally in synch with the Maison et Objet’s essence.
Below, you can see a show map highlighting the three worlds of the esteemed trade show. MAISON&OBJET PARIS now offers a clearer perspective of three main areas: MAISON and its wide range of interior decoration, organized into different worlds; OBJET, the show’s concept store, ideal for retailers; and finally INFLUENCES and its unique itinerary. A new offer that has been created to facilitate communication and the unearthing of new products.
If you want to know everything that is happening at M&O, feel free to download for free, the MAISON&OBJET app which will give you access to a series of things, from the list of exhibitors to plans, programmes, lectures, and events.
In addition, you can also explore the MOM platform which is an endless source of inspiration. It helps to discover the most recently launched design products, projects, collections as well as your favorite brands, designers, and architects, etc., not to mention that you can get into direct contact with leading players in the industry.
“Show-Room”: 2018 Concept for Maison et Objet
Since September 2016, the three Trend Consultants of the Maison et Objet Observatory have taken turns designing the Inspirations Forum to bring the edition’s concept to life, sharing their own personal vision of the collective work carried out all year round.
In January 2018, it is Agence NellyRodi’s turn to design the Inspirations Space and the Bookshop-Café on the concept SHOWROOM. The concept emerged as the product of the investigative work conducted by NellyRodi’s team of consultants on a variety of societal, industry and marketing topics. The concept will also be further discussed in light of the broader context of lifestyle trends at L’Espace Conférences.
“In our digital times, a whole world of lifestyles is just a click away. Social networks do the spadework, clearing the ground leaving only objects of desire as the well-honed online consumer becomes the artistic director and designer of his/her interior.” Marie-Jo Malait, Editor In Chief
Cecilie Manz: Designer Of The Year
With every new edition, Maison et Objet Paris elects a Designer of the Year to honor one of the most outstanding names in industrial and interior design worldwide. In January 2018, Maison et Objet has chosen to celebrate the talent of Danish designer Cecilie Manz.
As a child, Cecilie Manz remembers she would always slip away to the studio her ceramicist parents kept in their house to sink her hands into the clay… After earning a diploma in object and furniture design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1997, Cecilie Manz moved to Finland to further her education at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. The very next year, she founded her own studio in the heart of Copenhagen.
Not unlike other Danish designers, the balance she maintains between civilization and nature is vital to her creative process. Much in the same way that her lifestyle and relationships with family members contribute to fuelling her inspiration. Now in her 40s, the elegant Dane readily admits that the ceremony for the Crown Prince Couple’s Culture Award she won in 2014, presented to her by the Prince and Princess of Denmark themselves, was certainly one of the highpoints of her career.
Rising Talents Awards: Viva Italia
Six influential figures from the design industry nominated six Italian rising talents. Maison et Objet is once again turning the spotlight on the Rising Talents, one of the most
anticipated events for talent scouts and trend hunters all over the world. Maison et Objet’s dedication to promoting design in all its diversity is best illustrated by the Rising Talent Awards: every edition young designers from a different country are invited to present their work to the international community of industry professionals.
This time, the Rising Talents will all be from Italy, a country where a new generation is finding its voice in design. A new generation of determined and committed designers are once again asserting their identity, proving their capacity to connect with local artisans and their unparalleled level of excellence, and bringing new momentum to SMEs and historic brands through innovative ideas. A small revolution that is restoring Italy’s status as a major design reference worldwide.
Federica Biasi, Antonio Facco, Marco Lavit Nicora, Kensaku Oshiro, Federico Peri and Guglielmo Poletti are the six Italian designers who have been chosen for the Rising Talent Awards Italy. A wonderful opportunity for them to show the entire design community their immense potential and the direction Italian design is headed.
Boca Do Lobo Unifies Modern Design and Contemporary Art at Hall 7 – Stand H2-I1
Boca do Lobo is returning to Paris at Maison et Objet 2018 to broadcast a new expression of the finest home design. Surrounded by haute craftsmanship and art, ten unseen pieces will be revealed at the most coveted apartment. Superb furnishings and A-list of metal details complement the soaring wallpapers in the Art Apartment outfitted by Boca do Lobo at Hall 7 – Stand H2-I1.
To create exclusive living spaces grounded in contemporary even as they embrace careful craftsmanship, the brand envisioned a residence not only as a place to call home but also as a desirable setting for entertaining. A new language showcases the most refined techniques with a modern living design. A triumph of materials mixes gold, silver and copper accents, all born from the rich tradition of iron forging and purest creative ironwork. The new pieces make their debut at the Avant-garde living room set and spread the tone throughout the reading corners, the exquisite dining space, and a fresh kitchen area.
The faceted Diamond Pyrite will be one of the novels revealed for the first time, a beautiful outcome of architectural thinking with a powerful glistening effect. Along with bold black marble and a parade of tropical wallpapers, the new all-star cast states Boca do Lobo’s ability to create a timeless yet contemporary design as a continuing process of maturation and artistic expression.
Remarkable bestsellers also escort the values of the brand, time-honored masterpieces that will never be forgotten. Already a classic, the Nº 11 chair enhances the dining experience with its bold lines, and the funky Pixel Anodized enlightens the lounge room. A clearly marked desire to break the established codes and dare the most unexpected combinations.
Take the opportunity to experience a creative journey of timeless artwork in Boca do Lobo’s astonishing apartment. An innate sense of high couture furniture to shift mindsets and let design lovers be swept away by emotional design.
Maison et Objet Exhibitors
Paris City Guide
As Maison et Objet, one of the biggest design events worldwide is getting closer, it’s really important to start planning your visit! Paris, the city of the Lights, waits for your visit from 19 to 23 January, in order to delight you with the best design experiences during Maison et Objet 2018. To help you with this hard task here’s an irresistible selection of luxury hotels, the best Parisian restaurants, pastries, cocktail bars and art/design galleries.
Other Events and Showrooms to Visit
During this season, the capital of design, love, fashion, and lights completely submerges itself in a multitude of events and showrooms that completely raise the bar.
The Latest and Most Exclusive Parisian Showroom
The Paris design journey has just started! Placed in the City of Lights, the exclusive showroom Covet Paris is finally open to the public. With the goal of creating a space filled with unique pieces from luxury brands, this new interior design showroom in Paris was designed by Covet House.
Located right in front of the Marché aux Puces des Antiquités de Saint-Ouen, in Paris, Covet Paris show flat features a series of dazzling design sets that were designed by some of the most exclusive furniture brands. Created to inspire the best interior design projects, this showroom aims to be closer to all design lovers that visit this unique capital, by celebrating design with friends!
Paris is a fashion capital every day of the year, but especially when Fashion Week arrives each year. Paris Fashion Week caps off the international design season after shows in New York, London, and Milan. The January edition focuses on men’s fashion.
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.
The third edition of the city’s only cocktail fest, organized by Eric Foorganized Thierry Daniel, will play out over 50 top Parisian bars.
International graphic design Rendez-Vous in Paris, Graphic Design Festival Paris is an entirely free event dedicated to graphic design: a program for professionals, students, young graphic designers and the general public.
Where to Stay
Four Seasons Hotel George V
Located steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all Paris, lovingly restored 18th-century tapestries and a defining spirit of elegance and charm, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris redefines luxury service in the City of Light.
Address: 31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris
Hotel Plaza Athenee
The Hôtel Plaza Athénée is located on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, the home of Parisian Haute Couture. In the heart of the Triangle d’Or area, the hotel is only a few steps away from the River Seine.
Address: 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Le Bristol Paris is centrally located on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. With its 3 Michelin star restaurant Epicure, 1 Michelin star brasserie 114 Faubourg, Café Antonia, rooftop swimming pool and Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie, this Parisian Palace is considered as the ultimate reference for French Art de Vivre.
Address: 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Mandarin Oriental Paris
Situated on rue Saint-Honoré and just steps from Place Vendôme, one of the most stylish districts in the world, Mandarin Oriental, Paris enjoys a wonderfully chic location. Our five-star hotel is a celebration of Paris today, inspired by fashion and artistic creativity and underpinned by the brand’s legendary service.
Address: 251 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
The refinement of the French art de Vivre meets the elegance of Belle Époque décor: the hotel’s rooms and suites bear the names of Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Marcel Proust — all of whom considered the Ritz “like a second home”.
Address: 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
Hotel The Peninsula
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.
Address: 19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris
At the heart of elegant, historic and cultural Paris, between Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré and Avenue Gabriel, a stone’s throw from the Champs-Élysées, the Louvre Museum and the Grand Palais, the Hotel Splendide Royal Paris shines like a true haven of peace where it is good to return after a day of work or shopping.
Address: 18 Rue du Cirque, 75008 Paris
Ideally located opposite the Tuileries Garden, between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum, Le Meurice has held sway as the jewel in the crown of French luxury hotels since 1835. 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
Hotel Le Royal Monceau Raffles
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris has been transformed into a modern Palace enlivened by art and culture. A French masterpiece with 149 elegant rooms and luxury suites, complemented by a contemporary spa, two gastronomic restaurants (Matsuhisa Paris, Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and Il Carpaccio, an Italian Michelin-star restaurant).
Address: 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
Built-in 1896 as the home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew – Shangri-La Hotel, Paris is situated in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The hotel features breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. Surrounded by a garden, the 101 rooms and suites offer guests the chance to enjoy an exclusive home.
Where to Eat
Le Meurice 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 Au Plaza Athénée
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. Healthier and more natural, more respectful of the Planet, it delivers a free and nearly instinctive interpretation of Haute Cuisine, revealing the produces’ original flavor, from the noble to the humble, all exceptional.
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. Let the spirit of the Ritz Paris be your guide.
Address: 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
La Tour D’Argent
La Tour d’Argent is a historic restaurant in Paris, France. It is located at 15 Quai de la Tournelle. It has a rating of one star from the Guide Michelin
Address: 17 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 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
L’Ambroisie 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. Epicure can be enjoyed every day of the year, with tables laid in an exquisite garden setting throughout the summer.
Address: 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
In 1986, Alain Passard opened his restaurant Arpege, previously run by his own master Alain Senderens under the name Archestrate. He named it so to pay tribute to music, his second passion and decorated the restaurant in an Art Deco style.
Address: 84 Rue de Varenne, 75007 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. Pavillon Ledoyen, renowned since 1792 and located on the Champs-Élysées since 1842, is a unique and special place: a chef’s home, Yannick Alléno’s home.
Address: 8 Avenue Dutuit, 75008 Paris
Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire
Situated in the 8th district, Pierre Gagnaire’s genius consists of equal proportions in impulsive intuition and careful thought. A poet of the cooking stove with a heart of gold, he immediately insists on the priceless loyalty of a restaurant team. His French fine-dining menu is the most inventive in Paris. A very carefully worked-out cellar.
Address: 6 Rue Balzac, 75008 Paris
Best Pastries in Paris
Christophe Michalak was established as the best Pastry cook in the world in 2005. He is, of course, the first one on our selection. Strong from his success, you can discover the original world of this unique Chef in 3 stores in Paris and even one where you can learn the recipes in a Masterclass. Classical pastries are turned into rock’n’roll pieces of art through his creative mind.
Address: 60 Faubourg Poissonnière, Paris
L’Éclair de Génie
Christophe Adam, a famous Chef, launches in 2012 the concept of L’Éclair de Génie. His stores all over the capital offer the tourists or lovers of pastries a real experience mainly focused on one of the most famous desserts: l’éclair. Colors, patterns, taste, everything is reunited to make you discover a new way of sweet.
Address: 14 Rue Pavée, Paris
Pierre Hermé is probably the most known French Chef in Pastry. His stores all over the world spread greediness through delicious desserts. He wants to create cakes that are of course exquisite, but that is almost as beautiful to look, it is called Haute Couture pastry. Strong and pure taste, as well as delicacy and elegance.
Address: 72 rue de Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
Des Gâteaux et du Pain
Her career is impressive and brilliant, Claire Damon is a sensible French Chef that can be welcomed to be a remarkable name in the pastry world. Passionate and always in progress, she offers the clients of her 2 stores in the City of Lights, a small but delicious selection of cakes prepared with all the rigor that French Cuisine requires.
Address: 63, boulevard Pasteur, 75015 Paris
The iconic Pastry House of Paris deserves to be in this selection. Patrick Pailler is nowadays the Head Chef of this emblematic name: Fauchon. His philosophy is to revisit the classics without ever losing the spirit of the House. A true Parisian style in an innovative way of cooking.
Address: 30 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris
Where to Go
This snazzy new cocktail bar has quickly bedded in as on of the hippest in the city. The interior of Gravity is properly stylish, a large, light space with these white wave-shaped slats covering the ceiling. It’s dramatic and theatrical, an effect enhanced by the bar’s huge steel counter.
Address: 44 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75000 Paris
Le Mathis, the handsome and elegant bar hidden behind a discrete door right next to the entrance of the Hotel Mathis Elysees Matignon, is a gorgeous space, a favorite of the city’s elite. Beautifully designed and boudoir-like, it’s all you could want from a hotel bar and by night it becomes one the hottest spot in town.
Address: 3 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris
This speakeasy-style bar in 8th arrondissement does its fashionable best to capture the feeling of a clandestine bar in 1920s Chicago, as Prohibition was in full swing. Hidden behind a large black door, Blaine is located at the bottom of what appears to be a disused staircase. Whisper a password, follow a corridor and open a door, and only then will you reach the small candlelit space.
Address: 65 Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris
Le Carmen is one of the most unusual and original bars right now in Paris. Set in French composer Bizet’s grandiose former residence (and named after his most famous opera) the recently opened cocktail bar draws in a rock and roll crowd to its decadent boudoir style space with its unparalleled setting, superlative drinks and innovative schedule of events.
Address: 34 Rue Duperré, 75009 Paris
With its huge oak bar, its high-range wall of spirits and leopard armchairs, Shake ‘n’ Smash has the elegance of old cabaret bars. You will easily find it between the Place de la République and the Town Hall of the 3rd arrondissement.
Address: 87 Rue de Turbigo, 75003 Paris
Laperouse is a true Parisian institution. Smile Zola, George Sand, and Victor Hugo were regulars here and the mirrors still bear the scratches of diamond rings (made by mistresses testing the depths of their lovers’ pockets). The interior of this seventeenth-century townhouse is deeply atmospheric and romantic, a warren-like series of rooms strewn about with Persian rugs, all dark wood, and splashes of scarlet.
Address: 51 Quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris
A design-focused hotel bar reviving Pigalle’s racy heyday. This address certainly has a colorful past. A former brothel, Maison Souquet is now a clandestine hotel with a bar of the same name – which truly embraces the Pigalle of yesteryear. Décor is Jacques Garcia’s Belle Époque meets orientalism, including original pieces like 1895 Cordoba leather on the walls, Moorish earthenware, porcelain, vintage furniture and molded fireplaces.
Address: 10 Rue de Bruxelles, 75009 Paris
Le Comptoir Général
Eclectic, easy-going venues like this are more common in Barcelona than in Paris, but here in an old 600 square-meter barn is this offbeat, shabby chic bar, touched with colonial stylings in its black and white tiled floors, stylish chandeliers, red carpets and African souvenirs piled up in every corner.
Address: 80 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris
After around 7 pm, this popular cocktail bar in the Montorgueil area quickly fills up with a clientele of thirsty thirty-somethings. Its cozy, hodgepodge décor is ‘Friends’ Central Perk for the Pinterest generation. Customers can curl up in comfy wicker chairs, gaze out onto the street through large bay windows and converse in a candle-lit setting with a part Scandinavian, part industrial feel.
Address: 21 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris
Art and Design Galleries
Galerie kreo which opened in 1999 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, in the special contemporary art area called « Louise Weiss », focuses on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers.In 2008 Galerie kreo relocated to the heart of Saint-Germain des prés, and in 2009, parallel to its role in a contemporary production, increased it’s dealing with vintage lighting and furniture.
Address: 31 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris
Galerie Patrick Seguin
Founded in 1989, Galerie Patrick Seguin is located in Paris’s Bastille district in a 300 sqm (3200 sq ft) space, renovated by Jean Nouvel, a 2008 Prizker Prize winner. Since its opening, the gallery has brought the talents of French designers such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Jean Royère into the international spotlight. As of today, the gallery has amassed the most important collection of these demountable houses, which for the most part are either unique examples or were produced in very few numbers.
Address: 5 rue des Taillandiers F-75011, Paris
Galerie Maria Wettergren
Maria Wettergren was born in Lemvig, Denmark. While subsequently preparing a Master degree, Maria Wettergren lived in Paris where she worked simultaneously for several art galleries such as Flux by Cyril Putman, while he was representing Fabrice Hyber and Huang Yong Ping at the Venice Biennale (1997 – 1999). In 2002, she decided to interrupt her studies to become the director of the Parisian branch of the Dansk Moebelkunst Gallery. She ran DMK until 2010 when she decided to open a gallery specialized in contemporary Scandinavian art design.
Address: 18 Rue Guénégaud, 75006 Paris
Jousse Entreprise is the only gallery in the world which is developing an ambitious programme both in the field of furniture and in the arena of contemporary art. It is doing this off the beaten track, giving pride of place to in-depth work with demanding artists and designers. In particular, this task involves the production of works and the organization of ambitious first solo shows. It is complemented by taking part in international fairs and salons, as much in the domain of furniture as of contemporary art.
Address: 18 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
Galerie BSL – Béatrice Saint-Laurent
Founded by Béatrice Saint-Laurent, Galerie BSL commissions produces and exhibits refined and innovative works that challenge the established borders of art and design. One-offs or in very limited edition, these functional sculptures channel an experience, arouse one’s sensibility and speak to the heart as much as to the intellect.
Address: 0 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris