Maison et Objet: Take A Look At The Best Highlights September 2022 – The 2022 edition of Maison et Objet Paris invites attendees to step inside the brand-new kind of world we’ve all been dreaming of, echoing a deep-seated need for meaning and emotion after two years spent within our own four walls. Continue reading this LUXXU Blog article for all the details!
Maison et Objet – September 2022 Edition!
There is no denying that the times we are in have sparked a desire for interiors that strike a delicate balance between being grounded in the real world, surrounded by artisan pieces, craftsmanship, and tactile materials, and, at the other end of the spectrum, an appetite for digital living, free of any physical ties. With its “META SENSIBLE” slogan, Maison et Objet Paris exemplified this social undercurrent by presenting a picture of a physical world that no longer stands in opposition to its digital counterpart.
This year, Maison et Objet Paris was once again so much more than just a trade show; it was a location where guests were encouraged to explore unusual sensory experiences and discover tomorrow’s trends. Maison et Objet Paris also hosted “off” events (Paris Design Week) in addition to the “in” event (at the Exhibition Centre) (online via the MOM digital platform and the Maison&Objet Academy). Proof in and of itself that hybridization has become ingrained in the community of lifestyle, design, and decoration.
META SENSIBLE EXPERIENCE
The September issue of Maison&Objet’s “Meta sensible” theme brought together the seemingly conflicting aspirations of our time, which are torn between a desire to fully embrace the real world and a yearning to escape to an idealized digital environment. “The physical and digital worlds are no longer at odds with one another. Better yet, the two worlds combine and cross-fertilize, improving one another, according to Vincent Grégoire of the NellyRodi agency, who developed the idea.
On the one hand, the fantasy worlds that started to emerge as lockdowns ended and the Metaverse started to gain traction served as inspiration for the brands present. Soft colors and almost surreal curvy silhouettes in these interiors serve as inspiration for both designers and design firms.
Paris Design Week 2022
The final flourish of the edition was Paris Design Week, a Maison&Objet Paris fringe event that took up residence in three of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods and embraced the “phygital” trend (part physical, part digital). At the Paris Design Week Factory at the Espace Commines, the value of craftsmanship and cutting-edge ecological solutions were highlighted. In contrast, a number of exhibitions will center on digital design and feature works by both designers and architects. A record number of showrooms were also open all over the city, and a special itinerary allowed guests to view the preferred furniture of Parisian stylists.
EXHIBITIONS & TALENTS, INSPIRATIONS & BUSINESS, DISCOVERIES & EMOTIONS
What was new?
1 – UTOPIA NOW
Dreams already exist in the world. They are the focus of François Delclaux’s simple, surrealist props. Powder pink, aqua, and cloudy grey are fading colors. Gossamer lighting that is ethereal and mysterious emerges like a dream from the cloaked environment, and light, poetic furniture softens the hard edges of daily life. According to François Delclaux, the concept of utopia is at the center of experimentation and current discussions. In this sturdy home, its forms are already apparent.
2 – KALEIDO-SCOPE
Affordable, imaginative, upbeat, and joyful. The kaleidoscope from François Bernard is a game with surprises in store and very specific rules: gifts must be completely brand-new and even more desirable, have a retail price of less than 160€. These discoveries are presented in cubes that are reminiscent of both gift and treasure boxes, and they are cheerfully organized according to the answers to the riddle, “If I were a scent, a country, an animal, or delicious…”
3 – COLOR POWER
Shock therapy is required by Color Power to combat the gloomy atmosphere. A vibrant, well-thought-out color scheme inspires and establishes the mood for interiors while also awakening our senses and emotions. By highlighting both these colors and their saturation, brightness, shiny, or matte characteristics, Elizabeth Leriche demonstrates this to us. Vases, fabrics, baskets, hampers, chairs—the selection plays with every color and offers fresh harmonies within a graphic, sensual structure delineated by color.
CRISTINA CELESTINO – DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
In order to recognize the best designers on the global design and decoration scene, Maison&Objet selects a Designer of the Year for each edition. One of the leading talents in the Italian design scene right now is interior designer Cristina Celestino. For the duration of the trade show, this understated designer, who exudes exquisite and brilliant creative flair, opened the doors of her “Palais Exotique,” briefly transporting us to a different reality.