Tracking @ Maison&Objet 2014

Armed with my camera, I roamed the aisle of the Design fair Maison et Objet during two days. This edition of September 2014 was not so rich like last session. But as usual, I could not do everything or see everything. But here’s what struck me…

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"Secret Gardens", the inspiration itinerary by Elizabeth Leriche on the theme of shelters and shelds for the art trades.

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The Magazine Monocle created a retail, lounge and café area.

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The designer of the year, Tom Dixon, brings a whiff of London to Paris. From extraction of raw materials to the finished product, the perfume production process unfolds before your eyes in "The Factory"


The world of well-being imagined by Simone Micheli in an experimental space with smells, sounds and smart features.

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Talents à la carte: Louise de Saint Angel and Romain Guillet  – Two Parisian designers make up the same workshop for designing both space and objects. Architectural, scenic, decorative and fictional, their disciplinary creations handle both the digital as well as the handmade. They are also very fond of textiles and question quite happily the boundaries and connections between art and design.

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Talents à la carte: Coralie Ruiz and Anthony Stephinson – This symbiotic tandem of artists trained in the visual arts space gives way to sensory interaction with the public, which is at the heart of their work. #submerge, their current project about the digital world creates a fantasy in response to the deluge of information.

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Talents à la carte: Fabien Cappello – From ECAL and the Royal College of Art, stimulated by his travels and meditations on the limits of today’s world, this philosopher has been running his own design studio since 2010. His creations explore the possibilities of upcycling, promote artisanal and industrial production and seek consistency between the environment, intelligent use and aesthetic simplicity.


The sub-aquatic print from the new collection of Marimekko

Another country

The neo retro design of Another Country


The candy colors of Moser

Design Trends: Smart Life

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Vincent Grégoire for Nelly Rodi’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet september 2014 shares information in a setting that recalls the Last Supper of Christ (but with naked women models!)…

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 Digital cultures are switching codes and the everyday scenarios of being together. Everything is becoming information and subject to exchange and sharing. Video games, digital art, music, and food are creating fun, interactive worlds that are modeling new creative expressions. Objects that connect us are helping make life more friendly, warm and colorful.

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Design Trends: Experiental

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François Bernard’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet september 2014 shares experiences…

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Digital worlds now allow us to design new systems for sharing sense experiences. Interconnectedness is creating innovative relationships between man and object, man and space. Animated objects have led to better living. Wonderful design is giving shape to a kind, poetic way of thinking about everyday life in which technologies seek to materialize the invisible.

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"Kymat" Project by Sven Meyer / Elfenmaschine



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"Inaho" Project by tangent:



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The MOMENTum Project by Kappes

Design Trends: Words

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Elizabeth Leriche’s Trends Space on Maison & Objet september 2014 shares words and meaning…  

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"Dans le silences des Psaumes" Elisabeth Raphaël

Letters and words are resisting the supremacy of digital communication. New sign languages are calligraphizing contemporary everyday life. Writing is becoming a pictorial object that is filling spaces, surfaces and materials. Graphic and typographic effects are writing a feast of words that communicates with poetry and meaning and revives our social bonds.

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"Mélodie Nostalgique" Faezeh Afchary-Kords

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"Rain Bottle" Nendo

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"Words are things" Ebon Heath

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Let’s Share…

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This edition of Spetember 2014, the Observatoire de MAISON&OBJET has clicked on the “share” icon and is reflecting the latest influences in design and decoration. With the running theme “Sharing”, it explores the dynamics of “creative sharing” and foresees a benevolent future. Our era is clicking on the “Share” icon. Generation G for Generosity is bashing cynicism and liking “We”. New uses and values are reconfiguring ways of living together, exchanging information, goods, services and experiences. In the digital age, networking information is producing new tools with emerging practices in an economy of collaboration and cooperation. We are seeing a dynamic of creative sharing which is programming the future of a caring world.

Krazy Pop-up store Kenzo

Kenzo Pop up store Paris

KENZO has been invited by the department store Printemps in Paris to create an exclusive capsule collection for men and women, available only at the boulevard Haussmann flagship store between August 28 and October 18. For the occasion, the brand has designed a experimental pop-up store full of surprises like a selfie box or an application for mobile. Obviously, I could not resist to try the selfie Box. I was, like Alice in wondeland, totally lost in a psychedelic world. I also taste the white chocolate and Matcha tea popcorn from My Crazy Pop, the first popcorn store in France. This brand and Kenzo develop a partnership since March 2014. After the first beat I was already addicted. I buy also the salty caramel flavor.

Kenzo Pop Up store Paris





Popcorn by My Crazy Pop



Printemps Haussmann: 64, Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Bam Box, the Karaoke fever

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Some will be ashamed to admit it, but I love karaoke. When a friend told me that a bar has opened in Paris with some Karaoke boxes like in Japon, I immediately made a reservation. It was a blast for ears but a very good moment with friends. There is four boxes for rent. Each can contain 15 persons and cost around 9€ per person for two hours of fun. The playlist is huge with 7000 hits in French and English. The decoration is trendy not like in Chinese restaurants. The installation with touch sceen is very Hi-Tech but easy to use. The intimacy of the box allows you to let go without fear of ridicule : regressive and enjoyable !

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BAM Karaoke Box : 30, rue Richer, 75009 Paris