Fair Beyond Compare: Maison et Objet

by Tracy Eickelberg

Long considered one of the most important industry gatherings for designers, buyers, and tastemakers alike, Maison et Objet is a biannual interior design fair bursting with staggering visuals, thought-provoking exhibitions and powerful execution of merchandising.

Held at Paris’ Parc de Exposition each January and September, the design mecca also boasts the roll out of every conceivable emerging trend. The buying team at Marc Hall Objekt is fortunate to count this as a stop each season. Here we capture a small slice of the fair’s new and note-worthy with imagery.

CARVED MARBLE

hand carved marble vessels – a juxtaposition between precision and more rustic applications

LIGHTS AND REFLECTIONS

hundreds of pendants are suspended from the ceiling at varying heights to create a 3D effect that envelopes you in a dazzling display

hand made vessels; one collection of ceramics and another made from various textiles

hand made vessels; one collection of ceramics and another made from various textiles

a look inside our beloved Belgian design house, SEMPRE. magnificent chandeliers feature suspended amaryllis and shelves are stocked with their newest terra-cotta collection

a look inside our beloved Belgian design house, SEMPRE. magnificent chandeliers feature suspended amaryllis and shelves are stocked with their newest terra-cotta collection

M&O TRIO

kitschy umbrellas en masse make a whimsical statement / a live pottery wheel demo / plant study: magnifying glasses expose every detail + nuance of a rare Japanese plant

VG JD

a delightfully strange vignette of plates featuring cutlery, insects and other oddities / caged magnolia tips transform the showroom of ultra-luxe Italian brand VG

BLUSH

a lush spray of ethereal blooms in a regal black urn with glass fiddleheads / bright idea: spring tulips in light bulb vases / a collection of blush-colored ceramic vessels

The show spans eight grand halls peppered with spectacular art exhibitions, industry-focused lectures, and charming eateries. Elaborately built showrooms are represented by countries from across the globe, each with their own distinct vision and voice, and each carefully curated to create an extraordinary experience. The cappuccinos aren’t bad either.