Maison & Objet celebrates its 25th birthday in 2020 with the theme (Re)Generation
The next edition of Maison & Objet will take place in Paris from 17 to 21 January 2020 and will be special for several reasons. First of all, it celebrates its 25th anniversary. After 25 years, the Paris fair faces the challenges of a world that has deeply changed, where consumers are increasingly demanding and informed.
Therefore, the goal of Maison & Objet, the trade fair held in Paris twice a year, is to explore the future trends of the ‘engaged generation’, the youngest generation. Surrounded by climatic and economic crises, migrations, social media and the internet, it is important to understand the dreams and expectations of future consumers.
Today’s twenty and thirty-somethings feel the need to make different, more ethical and sustainable choices. This leads to fair, responsible and virtuous trade, which reflects also on the exhibitors. Small productions and handmade products enter the lifestyle of this generation along with virtuous recycling and sustainability.
Michael Anastassiades, Designer of the Year at Maison & Objet, January 2020
Although he is especially renowned for lighting design, Michael Anastassiades has designed several objects, from furniture for B&B Italia, Herman Miller, Cassina, to glasses for Lobmeyr, to loudspeakers for Bang & Olufsen.
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Ethical and sustainable hospitality
New consumer behavior impose alternative choices also on the hospitality sector, with greater sensitivity to ethical issues. Zero-impact behavior, recycling and reuse are increasingly popular. That’s why among the exhibitors of the HoReCa sector at Maison & Objet 2020 are manufacturers of biodegradable tableware, sustainable household utensils, natural food packaging and much more.
Rising Talent Awards January 2020
After Italy, Lebanon, China and the United States, the Rising Talents of January 2020 come from France again. A jury formed by prestigious design experts has chosen five designers and a duo as the best emerging designers on the French scene.
The jury includes Pierre Charpin, renowned designer, Guillaume Houzé, president of Fondation Lafayette Anticipations, Didier Krzentowski, co-founder of the famous Galerie Kreo, René-Jacques Mayer, director of the design school Ecole Camondo, Françoise Seince, art historian and director of Ateliers de Paris, and Pierre Yovanovitch, one of the most popular French interior designers.
The Rising Talents
The Rising Talents who will receive the Rising Talent Awards are Adrien Garcia, Julie Richoz, Laurelin Galliot, Mathieu Peyroulet Ghilini, Natacha&Sacha. Their work, as explained by the director of Ecole Camondo René-Jacques Mayer, is characterized by a close connection with craftsmanship and a focus on social projects rather than the single objects.
Maison & Objet – Design Award China
In January 2020, Maison & Objet will launch the first edition of Design Award China. In collaboration with distributor Chaoshang and Aube Events, this event will award the best examples of Chinese design in the product design, interior design and rising talents categories. The award is also sponsored by Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China Building Decoration Association (CBDA) and the new Shenzhen International Art Design Center (IADC).
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