Maison & Objet 2012

By paul

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Maison & Objet, the home and fashion showcase, is back January 20-24 at Paris Nord Villepinte in Paris, France. This international home decor, gift and tableware exhibition is offering a number of events such as Inspirations, Designers of the Year, a business lounge, and a lecture series spanning the four days of the event.

The theme for Maison & Objet’s Observatoire this year is “Crazy”. The idea behind the Observatoire is to “catalogue new trends in consumption and emerging lifestyles”, and the Observatoire will be showcasing three spaces. These spaces being, Vincent Grégoire’s Sweet Freaks, François Bernard’s Art’keting, and Elizabeth Leriche’s Dream Box.

Other highlights of the exhibition are the 2012 Designers of the Year, where three new designers on the cutting edge of creation will be awarded the title. Also, the business lounge is a meeting place set up for networking and business meetings.

The lecture series will be divided into 7 lectures. On the first day Humberto and Frenando Campana, the 2012 Maison & Objet designers of the year, will speak about where their Brazilian design creations come from. Also on the first day Tokujin Yoshioka will speak about his renowned design though some of his representative projects. Generation Y, a Galaxy to Explore and Understand will be part of the Forecasting lecture on Saturday. The Innovation section of the series will include Sports Design and Design on the March in Small, Mid-sized and Very Small Businesses. The final lectures will be Chain or Independent Hotels: a Global, Local or “Glocal” Approach as well as Sensual Cities, both of which are part of the new urban codes lectures.

Other event information can be found on the Maison & Object site.

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