A guide on what to see at Maison & Objet 2020

Written by Justine Jackson

10 January 2020

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Maison & Objet, the world’s foremost event for professionals in the lifestyle, interior design and design industries. Influencing the trends for the year ahead, the show not only affirms our forecasts but allows us to stay up to date with emerging designers, concepts and innovations that may sculpt future Trend Bible insights.

Here’s our guide to some of the key designers and exhibitors we are looking forward to seeing at the fair in Paris between 17th and 21st January.

Get ready for a (Re)Generation

Each year, Maison & Objet define one overarching theme for the season based on emerging lifestyle trends. The theme this year “(RE) GENERATION” sets out to analyse the attitudes, desires and expectations of Generations Y and Z. The whole year’s celebrations will be devoted to these committed digital natives who, confronted with the many current crises, are looking for a better world, changing the rules and revolutionising consumer behaviour in both the home and lifestyle sectors.

In Hall 7, look out for an ambitious forward-looking installation created by Ramy Fischler, Designer of the Year 2018. During the fair, 5 people will act out what life will be like in the co-living spaces of the future.

Designer of the Year 2020

“Lights are a source of warmth, and what fascinates me most is the glow”. Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades first launched his lighting brand at the fair back in 2007. His poetic lighting designs are most notable for their honest use of materials, familiarity of form and clarity of function. Visit Hall 7 — Stand C4 / D3 to see all 16 of his Mobile Chandeliers showcased together.

Michael Anastassiades

24 Hours in Paris

British designer Tom Dixon will launch two new accessory collections in Paris during an ambitious satellite event schedule. Reaching 7 locations over 24 hours his new collections SWIRL and PRESS will be on display. Renowned Paris-based florist Debeaulieu will also accompany Tom on his tour and create exclusive floral arrangements to compliment the new vases. Follow these events on Instagram @tomdixonstudio #24Paris or to enquire on how to attend contact press@tomdixon.net.

Tom Dixon 

Unique and Eclectic

Baaya Design was founded in 2009 with a vision to preserve traditional art by making it relevant to contemporary lifestyles. They believe in an elegant fusion of traditional crafts, contemporary aesthetics, and modern functionality, offering contemporary art, artefacts, lighting and decor accessories all handcrafted by skilled Indian artisans. Look out for their stand at Hall 5A where they’ll be presenting their experiments in copper enamelling with select architects as well as minimalist renditions by traditional Pattachitra artists.

Baaya Design

Timeless Play

Dutch family business Studio ROOF design and create eco-friendly toys, home decor and art. Their inspiration lies in the beauty of childhood, imagination and nature. Their belief is that imagination is not bound by age and their beautiful product creations include everything from toys, wall art and masks and even paper products including their classic cardboard playhouse. Visit their stand at Hall 1 — Stand E18.

Studio ROOF

Not got your ticket yet? We’ve teamed up with Maison & Objet and Promosalons to offer you exclusive complimentary access to the show in January. Contact Elise at eeeckeman@promosalons.com by Wednesday 15th January to request your free ticket to the show. Limited tickets available on a first come, first serve basis.

Whether you are working 3 or 18 months ahead of a season, all our trend books are available in eBook format, perfect for tracking trends on the move at trade shows and events. For more information on our publications and to receive a demo at the show visit our trend partners Mode Information at Hall 5A — Stand THE KIOSK 501.

Not attending Maison & Objet? We will be at the show tracking both emerging and existing trends –stay up to date by following our  Instagram feeds #TrendBible #MO2020 .

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