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The 30th Maison&Objet now open

Scheduled for January 18–22, the Parisian trade fair is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the theme “Tech Eden,” dedicated to the marriage of technology and nature

The 30th Maison&Objet now open
By Editorial Staff -

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Maison&Objet, scheduled for January 18–22 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center. One of the most important international events for the furniture, design, and lifestyle sector, this year’s fair is offering visitors a rich event program that centers on the theme of Tech Eden – a vision of technology and nature as being complementary and no longer opposites.

The exhibition features over 2500 exhibitors, including 600 new brands, 15 exhibition sectors, and 40 conferences, which will see the participation of international industry leaders. As always, Italy is a conspicuous presence in terms of both visitor numbers and exhibiting companies, which include Iris Ceramica, Atlas Concorde, Potocco, Talenti, Rubelli, Giorgetti, and Atelier Plus Montecarlo (a firm based in Monaco but with its products made in Italy). Pavilion 7 has a large booth dedicated to Italian ceramics, backed by Confindustria Ceramica and organized by ICE-Agenzia for the internationalization and promotion of Italian businesses abroad with Edi.Cer.

Carpos suspension by GOBOLIGHTS Courtesy Maison&Objet


Maison&Objet 2024: nature and technology

Maison&Objet is therefore celebrating its first 30 years with a journey into a kind of paradise regained – an optimistic future where technology and nature harmoniously coexist. By bringing the two together in one immersive experience, “Tech Eden” invites professionals to rethink spatial design and layout, reconciling – or, rather, re-reconciling – technological innovation and biophilic design so as to strengthen that innate connection between humans and nature that provides such deep and lasting wellbeing.

Another drawcard of Maison&Objet 2024 is the participation of the Designer of the Year, which this year is French architect Mathieu Lehanneur, who is presenting an installation entitled Outonomy. Born in 1974 and a graduate of École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCILes Ateliers) in Paris, Lehanneur heads an interior and industrial design studio established in 2001 in Paris and with an office in Manhattan since 2020. Multidisciplinary and unconventional, his work combines science and art, and technology and nature, perfectly reflecting the idea behind “Tech Eden.

Factory, exhibition space and Mathieu Lehanneur's brand headquarter ©Felipe Ribon, courtesy Maison&Objet

Maison&Objet 2024 has three key areas: retail, décor, and hospitality. The What’s New? In Retail space features new products and trends in the areas of sustainable minimalism, recycling and reuse, and organic fluidity. The Home as a Soothing Cocoon, on the other hand, offers a vision of the domestic environment in the post-pandemic era as a cocoon that incorporates the functions of both a house and a home office.

Premiering this year, the What’s New? In Decor space is dedicated to interior design and curated by trend expert Elizabeth Leriche. Finally, Hospitality Lab focuses on industry trends in the areas of awakening, active, and regenerative.

The fair’s two awards dedicated to young people return this year: the Rising Talent Awards, which recognizes emerging talent, and Future on Stage, which rewards new French and international companies.

Pema, Meditation chair, by Munna Courtesy Maison&Objet


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Maison&Objet in the City

Staged to coincide with the trade fair, Maison&Objet in the City brings all of Paris to life with its busy program of events. Joining it are Paris Déco Off and Paris Déco Home, also events that include numerous happenings throughout Paris, with art galleries, showrooms, and boutiques open to the public, including after dark.

Some of the Italian firms participating in these events outside the exhibition center include Amini, which is taking part in an exhibition dedicated to Gabetti&Isola at the Abraham&Wolff Gallery, and Marazzi, which is showcasing its latest products in its showroom in Boulevard Saint-Germain.

Like every year, a second Maison&Objet will take place after summer. Scheduled for September 5–9, the event will coincide with Paris Design Week (September 5–14), with its hundreds of exhibitions and installations around the city. Meanwhile, the MOM (Maison&Objet and More) online platform extends the event to 365 days a year in the digital world.


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Images courtesy of Maison&Objet

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