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Theme “PRECIOUS”

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Each season, the MAISON & OBJET Observatoire de la Maison decodes our times and analyzes new consumption behaviors to define a theme explored in the Inspirations book and staged at the show. The MAISON & OBJET Observatoire de la Maison invites you to sink your teeth into the PRECIOUS theme, by discovering the new Inspirations forum.

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Precious and preciousness are expressed in many ways. The word immediately evokes cut stones and their mysterious settings, raw materials rendered more beautiful still by the genius of man. In art, precious entails a character of great delicacy, brilliance, even wealth. It is often linked to gold, mirrors and ornaments.

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But, while all that is valuable is precious, preciousness does not hold the same value for everyone. From somewhat trivial affectation to the very essence of life, preciousness inspires dialogue between excessive materiality and the most extreme fragility.

The inspirations book No27

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Created by the MAISON & OBJET Observatoire and published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, the «Inspirations» books are indispensible tools for all professionals working in fashion, decoration and the home.

The MAISON&OBJET Observatoire

The Missions

In 2002, MAISON&OBJET created an «Observatoire de la Maison» which catalogues new trends in consumption and emerging lifestyles.

During their work meetings, the members of the Observatoire bring together their striking discoveries, their emotions and their intuitions about emerging lifestyles. This time of collegial brainstorming helps define a topic as the running theme of the season. Emotions, Desires, Secret, Luxuries, Use, Intensity, the themes refer to major, all-encompassing trends and not the whims of fashion.
The theme is developed in 3 modes: the Inspirations film, the Inspirations itinerary, the Inspirations book.

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The Approach

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Deciphering the show’s offer by highlighting the important trends.Picking up the micro-signs that herald changing influences.
Defining the direction styles are moving in for the two annual sessions. Breathing in the current atmosphere. Exploring and gathering clues that forecast the future. Detecting and analyzing new attitudes. Spying on our latest quirks. Dissecting our wants.

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