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Silver anniversary edition of Maison at Objet Paris opens

Star designers, new talents and established brands attend famed annual design event.

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Maison et Objet Paris, the international event for home décor and interior design professionals, opened on 17 January, bringing the curtain up on the 25th edition of one of the design world’s best-loved and most prestigious annual design events.

With the theme of Re(Generation), this year’s M&O Paris is not only hosting the expected array of installations, conferences and new product launches, but also previewing the future of design by focusing on young, up-and-coming designers.

Running until 21 January at the exhibition centre at Paris Nord Villepinte, the 2020 edition of Maison et Objet will examine the new trends that are being driven by Generations Y and Z.

The creativity emerging from these talented and innovative 20- and 30-somethings will be highlighted by the Rising Talent Awards, being contested five designers and one duo from France, whose work is being prominently displayed at the show. The six Rising Talents are Adrien Garcia, Julie Richoz, Laureline Galliot, Mathieu Peyroulet Ghilini, Wendy Andreu and design duo Natacha&Sacha.

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It’s also appropriate that Maison’s Designer of the Year, Michael Anastassiades, is returning to the show where he launched his eponymous brand in 2007.

Other highlights at the show include Pedrali’s ‘Palace of Wonders’, a booth designed by Milan-based architectural studio Calvi Brambilla that features ‘real interiors’ in which the company’s products are displayed. Something special was expected from the brand, which has exhibited at M&O for 10 years now.

Elsewhere, Spanish furniture brand Colección Alexandra is displaying new products at its stand. The new products on display include the contemporary Cobra armchair; designed by CuldeSac, it envelops users in a warm embrace while providing a 360º view. Designed by Jacobo Ventura, the Kentia occasional tables feature a pared-down aesthetic; the curved-shaped iron sheets that form the base inspire lightness yet are strong enough to delicately support the glass top.

Pedrali’s ‘Palace of Wonders’ designed by Calvi Brambilla