Not to be missed: Our guide to Maison&Objet 2022
As the industry celebrates the comeback of IRL trade shows and events, Maison&Objet 2022, which was due to take place in January, will now return to Paris this month. From the 24th to the 28th March, Maison&Objet will spark opportunities and creative interplay between the world’s decoration, design and lifestyle community. Influencing the trends for the year ahead, the show not only affirms our forecasts but allows us to stay up to date with emerging brands, designers, concepts, and innovations that may sculpt future TrendBible insights.
Here’s our guide to some of the most enticing designers, brands and exhibitions we are looking forward to seeing at Maison&Objet 2022.
New Luxury: Uber Luxury to Lux Populis
Each year, Maison&Objet define one overarching inspiration theme for the season based on emerging lifestyle trends. The theme this year is “New Luxury: Uber Luxury to Lux Populis”, which puts opulence in the spotlight, exploring new approaches that draw on haute-couture artisan craftsmanship and new technology on the one hand, and street culture, driven by a generation raised on reality TV, Instagram, TikTok and gaming on the other.
Immersive Digital Nature
Echoing these emerging trends, Hall 7, named “Signature” will showcase the industry’s most innovative brands and design houses within the luxury sector, as well as featuring several new events. One we highly recommend is the “Resonating Microcosms of Life – Solidified Light Color”, a new immersive installation by international art collective, teamLab that fuses nature with the digital world. The installation will feature glowing ovoids that emit light and sound as people interact, resulting in an ever-changing, dream-like environment.
Rising Talent Awards: Japan
The Rising Talent Awards in Hall 6 is set to shine a light on Japan’s rising stars this year at Masion&Objet 2022. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover the young generation’s limitless imagination and creativity. A must-see is designer Yuri Himuro, she explores new ways of interacting with textiles. Her initial concept “SNIP SNAP” is designed around multi-layered fabric and invites the user to create their own unique pattern by cutting into her fabrics. Also, a new addition to the Awards: the Rising Talent CRAFT Award has been given to Tory Kurokawa, do not miss his work in Hall 5A on the CRAFT section.
Inspired By Nature
Ginger & Jagger
Launched in Europe in 2012, Ginger & Jagger are a product design brand who create handcrafted, high-end contemporary products inspired by nature. Designed and produced in Porto, their ‘Earth to Earth’ collection modifies nature’s sculptural shapes through handcrafted, artisanal techniques with materials such as brass, silver, copper, marble, stone and wood. Look out for their stand at Hall 7 – E102.
In The City
Hervé Van der Straeten, Maison Matisse
‘Maison&Objet 2022 In The City’, is an all new B2B event in Paris, which will bring together the 65 spots that make up the Parisian ecosystem of excellence in décor: decorators, interior designers, galleries, and craftspeople. Here we spotlight a designer and design house to make a beeline for.
French designer, Hervé Van der Straeten creates furniture, mirrors and lighting with a striking style. Visit 11 Rue Ferdinand Duval 75004 to view his new products, one key piece we covet is the Kimono Wardrobe, made using lacquered wood and a patinated chocolate-toned coppered steel. Another unmissable exhibit is Maison Matisse, founded by the fourth generation of Henri Matisse’s family will showcase his joyful universe through objects created by up-and-coming or renowned contemporary designers.
Sculptures Made From Textiles
Interior art brand, MOBJE re-examines the materials and technologies used in hat manufacturing. Their ‘Lapel’ vases are washable, sewn and knitted by hand and feature a variety of changing forms, allowing the user to add the final touch or make casual adjustments every day, creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art that best suit their living space. Visit their collection at Hall 7 – stand E81.
Materials library MatériO’ will be presenting pieces from its Paris showroom. Their showroom is worth a visit to discover, see and touch new innovative materials and technologies to fuel and inspire future product developments. Check out their extensive collection of materials at 8 Rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France.
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