Maison&Objet: It’s All About L’art de Vivre
There are trade events that are just must-attend for professionals whose sphere is related to various aspects of contemporary living – for example, furnishings, interior design, and the like. Maison&Objet is among such events. No wonder that Bellavista Collection, a renowned Italian brand that offers Italian luxury furniture, regularly participates in Maison&Objet.
Since 1995, M&O takes place twice a year, in January and September, in Paris, the capital of France. French are well-known as connoisseurs of beautiful things who tend to prefer quality over quantity. They appreciate special value of their belongings and know how to enjoy life. That’s what French call l’art de vivre, which can be approximately translated as ‘the art of living well’.
M&O PARIS is all about living well. It is the place where really enjoyable items are exhibited. Here you will find exclusive pieces created by ingenious designers, both renowned masters and rising talents, from all over the world. M&O is often called a springboard for brands, because it is a real magnet for talented designers and promising startups.
Being a trade show for industry professionals only, Maison&Objet is a perfect meeting place for those who set trends in the industries related to lifestyle, including interior design. Twice a year about 3,000 exhibitors and more than 90,000 unique visitors (about half of whom come from the countries other than France) gather in Paris to engage in networking. Maison&Objet is all about identifying new trends, promoting promising talents, concluding contacts, and, of course, getting inspiration and sharing ideas.
11 sectors of Excellence
Exhibition grounds of MAISON&OBJET PARIS are expertly organized for the greatest efficiency. The entire place is divided into two main areas, or hubs, called MAISON and OBJET. Each hub is in its turn split into sectors, four in MAISON and seven in OBJET.
The finest decorative objects and home interior solutions, displayed in the sectors of MAISON hub, are cleverly organized by style. The sectors’ names are related to style and thus are pretty self-explanatory: Unique & Eclectic, Today, Forever, and Craft.
UNIQUE & ECLECTIC SECTOR
Located in Halls 5A and 6, is the place where cultures from far and wide come together. Here you will see a grand selection of one-of-a-kind furniture and decorative objects from all quarters of the earth. They all are masterpieces of art, design and craftsmanship.
Hall 6, is the place where today’s and tomorrow’s interiors meet. It’s all about contemporary urban lifestyle and upcoming trends. The brands of the products displayed here range from well-known to recently created ones; originality and innovation rule the show here.
Halls 7 and 8, gathers manufacturers of top quality luxury items. It’s the place where timeless elegance of authentic and revamped classics sets the tone. Refined style, renowned brands, impeccable design that took the best from the past, adding the best from the present – that’s what you will see in Forever sector.
Is waiting for you in Hall 5A. It is the treasure trove of creative fine pieces and beautifully crafted handmade products. If you want to find something truly unique and communicate with talented craft artists and manufacturers of really special goods, that’s the place for you. Inspiration and creativity are the key words here.
Hub is divided into seven sectors; the objects and decorative accessories shown here are arranged by product family. Names of the sectors in Objet Hub are self-evident, so you will easily find what you are looking for. These sectors are: Cook&Share, Smart Gift, Fashion Accessories, Kids&Family, Home Accessories, Home Fragrance, and Home Linen.
COOK & SHARE SECTOR
Halls 1 and 2, shows a variety of pieces related to kitchen and everything you do there – cooking, eating, and entertaining your guests. The sector is divided into 3 sections: BE YOUR CHEF (everything you need to cook like a real chef), GOURMET GIFT (presents for those who love cooking), and PARTY TIME (high-end tableware).
Visiting SMART GIFT sector, located in Halls 2 and 3, is a good idea for those who have ever scratched their heads over choosing a present. Here you will find plenty of ideas for a perfect gift. Smartly picked connected objects, well-designed and fine-looking, are waiting for you in three sections, self-evidently named PAPER TOUCH (paper packaging for gifts), at CONNECTED LIFE (technology- related items), and CREATIVE GIFT (ingenious ideas for presents).
KIDS & FAMILY SECTOR
In Hall 3 is a great place for parents to find high quality and well-designed children’s furniture, toys, decoration objects, textiles, and accessories for their sons’ and daughters’ bedrooms. If you are looking for creative ideas for furnishing your child’s room, this sector is worth visiting.
FASHION ACCESSORIES SECTOR
In Hall 4 offers a variety of beautiful clothes and accessories such as bags, jewelry, and scarves for every season and mood. Also, here you will find a number of talismanic items for your interior.
HOME ACCESSORIES SECTOR
Located in Halls 4, 5A, and 5B, exhibits the pieces that make a home distinctive. Here you will see items related to interior design and decoration: wallpaper and wall decor, lighting fixtures, cushions, small furniture, various decorative objects and many other things you may use to individualize your interior, give it certain personality.
The most delightful scents in the world are waiting for you in Hall 5A, where HOME FRAGRANCES sector is located. It displays a wide variety of items that will make your home smell lovely. Bath salts, air fresheners, candles, and other products of this kind are very important if you want to create the just right feel of your home.
The feel of a home greatly depends on your choice of home textiles. You will find the very best of them in HOME LINEN sector, Hall 5A. Delicate bedding, soft bath towels, nice-looking tablecloths, cozy loungewear contributes a lot to domesticity, to the comfy feel of being at home.
MOM: MAISON&OBJET All Year Round
M&O is an excellent event with the only drawback – it lasts for just for a few days twice a year. But in September 2016 the situation changed when a digital platform named MOM (MAISON&OBJET AND MORE) was launched. Ever since then, networking of manufacturers and buyers, artisans, architects, interior and product designers, etc. lasts all year round. The worldwide community of professionals can now keep abreast of the news, directly communicate with one another and get inspiration 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In other words, with MOM, MAISON&OBJET never ends.