FRANCE, Paris. Maison&Objet returns to Paris from the 4th – 8th September, this year’s show has been reorganised to suit evolving consumer trends. The show has broadened and this year it is centred on three main ‘worlds’, Maison, Objet and Luxury; this shift is reflected in the shows layout as well as its wares, installations and conferences. The hope is that the new system will allow people to target specific areas of interest and make the most of their time.

Pulvis Sunlounger

Halls one and two house Electric and Cosy respectively with Elegant and Actuel completing the Maison area in halls three, four and 5B. Maison is the place to be for furniture, accent pieces, textiles, lighting and all other interior decoration. As always Masion&Objet reads as a who’s who of design luminaries. Of particular interest to the superyacht industry is the Pulvis Range by 10DEKA. As is the style of superyacht outdoor furniture the Pulvis Range has clean minimalist lines and a colour scheme that will suit the vast majority of vessels.

Pulvis Daybed

Objet, found in halls six and 5A has everything from smart gadgets to kitchen utensils and fragrances to fashion accessories. This area is described by Maison&Objet as being ‘like a concept store’. For those who don’t know what they came to see, Objet is a fantastic opportunity to browse minutiae, the weird and the wonderful, and find something you’d never considered, or be inspired for a future project. 

Floating Flower Garden

Dedicated to luxury design and interior architecture, Luxury is the final area of Maison&Objet and explores the boundaries between art, craftsmanship and interior design. In the entrance to hall seven teamLab — a digital technology collective — has installed a hanging garden concept called ‘Floating Flower Garden’. Thousands of perfumed flowers that appear to levitate dominate the senses with their proximity to two of our primary functions, scent and sight.

Beyond the furniture, objet de art and installations, Maison&Objet is once again filled with conferences and keynote speeches from the likes of Karim Rashid who will be discussing designs roll in the world’s analogue to digital transition.