Written by Henrique Santos
One of the top Design Events of 2023 is coming! For that reason, ILOBOYOU produced this Ultimate Guide to Follow for Maison et Objet 2023. If you love design, then you simply can’t miss this popular lifestyle fair and one of the best design events of the world, which will return to Paris Nord Villepinte from 19-23 January 2023. The following guide explores several themes, including:
1 – Basic Information
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.
But let’s start with the basic information. When can you visit Maison et Objet? The opening hours from Friday to Monday are 09:30 am to 07:00 pm. On Tuesday, the opening hours are from 09:30 am to 06:00 pm. On the image below you can see a show map that showcases the several areas of this fair that in 2022 will offer a clearer and more organized perspective of two main areas: MAISON and its wide range of interior decoration, organized into different worlds; OBJET, the show’s concept store, ideal for retailers.
If you want to know everything that is happening at Maison et Objet, 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 during this fair. In addition, you can also explore the MOM Platform, a creation of Maison et Objet, 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.
2 -Inspirations of Maison et Objet
Each year, the event hosts a unique inspirations theme, this time around will be “In The City”. Vincent Grégoire from NellyRodi will once again oversee this highly inspiring space. The designer has analyzed the latest consumer trends and sociological phenomena and has encapsulated them in a theme, it may seem that it has a humorous character but it actually looks seriously upon the re-emergence of the country of Molière on the international scene. According to Vincent Grégoire from NellyRodi, everything revolving Frapossessesess a certain je ne sais quoi — that indescribable Gallic quality that exudes an easy allure, an effortlessly chic and a distinctive sense of style.
France has long been a worldwide reference for the arts, fashion, design and lifestyle. For many, it is quite simply the epitome of elegance. Grégoire pinpoints a number of factors responsible for the country’s new-found resurgence. Leading the way are a whole host of smaller companies – Petites Maisons, who reinterpret traditional savoir-faire with product lines characterized by a spirit of invention and exclusivity. A “nouvelle vague” of creatives open to multicultural influences have also emerged. They shake up traditional French chic by injecting inspirations from elsewhere in a new mood of fusion and mix ‘n’ match.
3 – Designer of The Year
In 1977, Raphael Navot was born in Jerusalem, Israel. After graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven with a Bachelor’s degree in Conceptual Design in 2003, he relocated to Paris and began studying interior architecture and design. He has a diverse range of multidisciplinary projects in his portfolio, from examples of hospitality interiors to both bespoke and commercial product design, all of which highlight French workmanship and talent. He collaborated with David Lynch on the creation of the Parisian nightclub Silencio (2011), worked with Oscar Ono (2016) to produce a highly technical line of end-grain flooring, and designed 12 families of furniture for Roche Bobois, including couches, tables, rugs, and lamps (2018). The designer’s 2017 work on the Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers, however, may have been his most important project to yet.
3.1 – Rising Talents
The current state of Spanish design is unprecedentedly exciting. Around the world, seasoned designers with a firm trajectory are working on solo projects or joint ventures with pertinent organizations and businesses. Only a few Spanish innovators stood out when American, Anglo-Saxon, Nordic, and Italian design became well-established. With a peak in the 1990s brought on by the celebration of the Barcelona Olympics, the Universal Expo in Seville, and the Habitat furniture fair in Valencia, which featured a significant network of businesses and designers, Spanish design and the leading role played by its designers began to gain momentum in the 1980s.
4 – Top Exhibitors
Boca do Lobo – Famous luxury brand Boca do Lobo is returning to Paris at Maison Et Objet 2019 to broadcast a new expression of the most elegant and powerful home design. Surrounded by haute craftsmanship and art, Boca do Lobo will present a strong showing with some stunning new pieces. Expect waves of contemporary and high-end furniture form this top Portuguese brand that always tries to elevate design and craftsmanship!
Maison Valentina – It is missing only one month for one of the biggest design shows taking place all over the Europe and we couldn’t be more excited! Maison Valentina will be presenting fresh bathroom news. With its bespoke and bathroom, exclusive furniture Maison Valentina will be expanding its novelties beyond the standard of bathtubs and washbasins. There will be also displayed marvelous dressing tables to inspire the ladies for its own beauty moments, mirrors that will turn the bathroom into a sanctuary and delicate bathroom stools produced with the finest materials like brass and blue velvet.
Circu– You’ll find Circu at Hall 8! Circu was built under a dream! The dream is to allow children to dream their own dreams and to really give them space to be and live their fantasies and magical world. It’s stunning hand-crafted and hand-tailored pieces are made in Portugal with the finest materials, combined with a lot of passion, so we can deliver only the highest quality furnishings. If you want to dive into some magical inspiration, then you must visit this stand!
Covet House – At Hall 8 you’ll find the mega stand of Covet House. At this brand’s stand you’ll be able to find pieces for all tastes and from all the major design brands in the world, namely, Boca do Lobo, Delightfull, Brabbu, Maison Valentina, Circu, Luxxu, Essential Home, Rug’Society, Pullcast, Monsyeur and Foogo.
Fendi Casa – The Fendi Casa Collection was founded upon a strong intuition of Alberto Vignatelli in 1988 with the vocation to decorate rooms the same way FENDI dressed generations of women with clothes and accessories. Today, Fendi Casa offers an elegant and cosmopolitan lifestyle, with a collection that ranges from contemporary to modern or classic. Each furniture and accessory is the result of extensive research and constant, meticulous craftsmanship and fine workmanship.
Missoni Home – What’s Missoni mission and style? An abstract, floral crossover, symbols of old traditions and new spaces, alongside tangibly incisive texture alternating with virtual ethereality. By using Missoni’s products, all of the décor potentials is heightened by different solutions on the same pattern. Themes and elements transmute from furnishings to linens, and again from indoors to outdoors. Missoni also pays attention to colors with cool intensity: spark explosions, animated shades and morphing faded tones.
Preciosa – Cultivation of chandeliers. Since 1724. The highest standards of craftsmanship, unique technical know-how and the distinctiveness of its designs have today guaranteed PRECIOSA a place among the world’s leading brands in the field of crystal glass. PRECIOSA Lighting’s installations can be found all over the globe, in Versailles, St. Petersburg, London, Dubai, Macao and New York, in both public and private palaces and residences. Preciosa’s impressive product range also includes jewelry, gift items, crystal components for the jewelry and fashion industries and the legendary, beautifully cut crystal beads.
Ligne Roset – This brand represents the passion of design for 150 years. Seats, furniture and decoration, each product is the result of more than 100 years of expertise. Since 1860, the company has been located in the heart of France where most of its furniture is produced using the most modern manufacturing methods.
Lladró – This is a Spanish luxury brand internationally recognized as a leader in high end and exclusive porcelain sculptures, lighting and home decor objects. A lifestyle symbol synonymous with a unique know-how, which is also extended to its line “Light&Scent”, which embraces collections of lamps and home fragrances especially conceived to create ambiance.
Vista Alegre – In a constant search for renovation, Vista Alegre reveals a huge capacity to follow global trends, working regularly with prestigious designers worldwide. The essential values are quality of excellence, innovation, design, universality, the connection to art and culture, always combining tradition and modernity.
Baccarat La Maison – Baccarat La Maison’s is a natural extension of the Baccarat universe and offers statement furniture and home accessories with a timeless style, at the highest standards of the art of living industry.
Ritz Paris Home Collection – During Maison & Objet 2019, Luxury Living Group and the Ritz Paris will be presenting the new RITZ PARIS HOME COLLECTION. A line of furnishings and accessories that sketches out the unique and sophisticated lifestyle that has made and continues to make, the Ritz Paris an epicentre of elegance.
Visit Paris Deco Off
This year, design aficionados can expect to see the brilliant work of more than one hundred of luxury brands, including the likes of Aldeco, Casamance, Cole & Son, Designers Guild, Elitis, Gaston y Daniela, Hermès, Houlès, James Hare, Kravet, Lelièvre, Pierre Frey, Pouenat, Ralph Lauren Home and Rubelli Group.
The streets of Paris light up during this time of the year, especially when one speaks about design and decoration. Visitors should definitely consider visiting the following venues: Rue du Mail where you can see a series of esteemed design showrooms, such as Aldeco and Leliévre, who also happen to host parties in order to further celebrate their success and the essence of design. Rue Saint Honoré and Rue Saint-German des Prés are also a must! The first one houses famous fashion brands such as Dior and Chanel whereas as the last one has numerous art galleries and antique stores.
Paris City Guide – Places to Visit
As one of the main capital cities of Europe, Paris has a lot to see in terms of monuments. This is one of the oldest and most attractive cities in the world, Paris has to offer a whole array of historical buildings you should visit, like the iconic The Eiffel Tower or de sublime Palace of Versailles.
You can also visit Disneyland Paris, one of the most famous theme parks in Europe. It’s a must-visit for anyone who wants to have fun. In this department, you should also visit one of the many museums of Paris, like the Grand Palace, Le Louvre or the Pompidou. If you want to see a good show, we recommend one of the many theater plays and cabaret shows that are scheduled for the week of Maison et Objet!
Paris City Guide – Top Hotels
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 – 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. This 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