In Paris, the September 2019 edition of Maison&Objet 2019 will dedicate a space to products and design solutions for new office environments, increasingly similar to domestic ones
Maison&Objet, the most important trade fair dedicated to furniture, lifestyle, interior decoration in Paris, will be back from 6 to 10 September 2019. During five intense days architects and designers will look for novelties and inspirations. The new edition will focus on WORK: the transformation of workplaces into new living spaces.
New office ideas. What’s changing?
Today’s social and working reality has made employees more independent thanks to the increasingly widespread digitalization that abolishes traditional workstations and, increasingly often, allows people to work at home. Cutting-edge collaborative and participatory tools have also led to the emergence of many co-working spaces.
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Not only the essence of work, but also offices are changing, posing new challenges in the design of workplaces: architects and interior designers are asked to create increasingly comfortable offices, featuring spaces that meet new needs. Interior design makes workspaces increasingly similar to domestic spaces, with rooms dedicated to relaxation and informal meetings as well as closed spaces for private conversations.
Two out of three architects, interior designers and stylists who visit Maison&Objet are already involved in office design projects, a dear issue to French experts: 85% of France’s largest firms prefer co-working and currently assign 41% of their office space to shared work areas.
In September 2019 Maison&Objet will present new products and a program of workshops, meetings and conferences
In September it will be possible to discover the best office furnishings on a special 1.000 sq m area featuring a special WORK! trail leading to all the exhibitors present in the other areas of the fair, including “What’s New”. A rich program of talks and conferences dedicated to WORK! will give designers and companies the opportunity to exchange views with international and local designers examining exemplary projects, thus enriching the 5-day event.
The Rising Talent Awards 2019 recognize young US designers
Maison&Objet’s Rising Talent Awards spotlight the best emerging designers from different parts of the world. Previous editions honored designers from the United Kingdom, Italy, Lebanon and China. For this edition a jury of eminent professionals based in the United States – Rafael de Cárdenas, Odile Hainaute, Claire Pijoulat, Jerry Helling, Nasir Kassamali, David Rockwell, Rosanne Somerson – has surveyed American design and selected six designers and firms that have already proved their worth.
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“After concentrating on Europe, the Middle East and Asia these last few years, we wanted to turn to another great nation of design,” explains Philippe Brocart, Managing Director of SAFI, the company that organizes Maison&Objet. “The size and cultural diversity of the United States give rise to impressive design achievements, and we are excited to welcome the next generation of designers and their influences to Paris next September.” Works by Alex Brokamp, Bailey Fontaine, Green River Project, Harold, Kin & Company and Rosie Li will be on show from 6 to 10 September 2019 at Paris Nord Villepinte.
Maison&Objet names Laura Gonzalez as designer of the year
With her works, French architect and interior designer Laura Gonzalez has conquered her country and the world.
With an unmistakable style, she combines fabrics, patterns, materials, colors and eras with the right balance, creating restaurants, bars, hotels and stores that reinterpret a classic style. [Text Carlotta Russo]