Maison & Objet Paris 2019: Lh’s Top Must-Dos!

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Each January the city of Paris is taken over by some of the world’s most creative, new, and inspiring designs. From Maison & Objet and Paris Deco Off to Spring/Summer Fashion Weeks and Paris Haute Couture the city of lights is a buzz with beautiful works of art created by masterful talents. First on the design schedule is Maison & Objet Paris, the international authority for interior design, architecture, and lifestyle trends, running from January 18 – 22. So if you are heading to Paris for the most prestigious design show of the year here is what the Love Happens team thinks you must see!


An important note to start—Maison & Objet Paris has a whole new layout.

Looking for the best objects and decorative accessories by product category? Head to OBJET.

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Seeking the best decoration and home interior solutions organized by style? Then MAISON is where you will want to be.

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Where to Begin

A great way to start your adventures in this massive haven of design magic is to visit the ‘WHAT’S NEW?’ spaces in Halls 1, 2 & 3 and THE TREND FORUM space in Hall 7 before venturing into the sectors. The “What’s New?” spaces present the season’s new items and trends. While THE TREND FORUM delves into the 2019 theme, Excuse My French!, identifying new sources of inspiration and analyzing current trends and new types of consumer behavior.

The Talks

Looking to do some learning beyond just sourcing? Maison & Objet has some great content lined up! Here are a few we are looking forward to hearing.

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EXCUSE MY FRENCH ! The Art of “French Paradox”

When: Friday 01.18 — 11:00 – 11:45am

Where: THE TALKS — Hall 7

Who: Vincent Grégoire, Lifestyle Director, NellyRodi Agency

What: Art de vivre is the expression of a “Je ne sais quoi”, a contrarian view, a certain impertinence in the research for excellence. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Creativity!

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Designer of the Year Sebastian Herkner: Designing Companions for Life

When: Friday 01.18 — 04:00 – 04:45pm

Where: THE TALKS — Hall 7

Who: Sebastian Herkner, Designer moderated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein – Curator


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Design the Floral Identity of a Palace

When: Friday 01.18 — 02:00 – 02:45pm

Where: THE TALKS — Hall 7

Who: Marc Raffray – Hôtel de Crillon, Director / Djordje Varda – Florist Designer / Jean-Luc Cousty – Hotel Lutetia, Director / Stéphane Chapelle – Florist Designer modérés par Sixtine Dubly – Curator and Journalist

What: As a symbol of luxury and the French way of life, flowers are needed at Palaces. While an aesthetic revival is palpable and an ecological movement is born in France, the Slow Flower, what is the reflection of the directors of hotels and florists on this subject? How can flowers modernize, attract, seduce new customers?

Olfactive Marketing: The Power of Perfume

When: Saturday 01.19 — 11:00 – 11:30am

Where: THE RETAIL LAB — Hall 5A

Who: Aude Boulanger – Business Manager Emosens

What: How to make the difference on a market soaked with visual and sound requests? Underestimated and nevertheless the most powerful of the 5 senses, the sense of smell is full of surprises. Brands are fully aware of this : perfuming spaces is a key for success!

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Portugal, Eldorado archi, design, craft?

When: Monday 01.21 — 2:00 – 2:45pm

Where: THE TALKS — Hall 7

Who: Joana Astolfi – Designer – Astolfi Studio / Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec – Interior Architects – Oitoemponto / Amandio Pereira – Covet Foundation for Design & Craftsmanship moderated by Guy-Claude Agboton, Journalist

What: When several European designers moved to Portugal, the media asked them why. Two answers come back; the existence of craftsmanship skills and a certain state of mind with the human at the center. Truth or fantasy?

Other M&O Musts

The Women’s Luxury Guild Brunch in Paris

When: Saturday 01.19 — 10:00am

Where: Covet House — Hall 8, Stand C15

What: Join U.S.-based luxury decor brand KOKET and the NYC-based Women’s Luxury Guild for their first design community event! Network with top women from the world of luxury design and learn more about WLG.


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KOKET – Love Happens

When: Friday 01.18 — Tuesday 01.22

Where: Hall 8, Stand C48

What: Join KOKET, the only U.S.-based luxury furniture brand exhibiting at Maison & Objet, as they celebrate two of their most beloved passions to kick off 2019—haute craftsmanship and women! Step into their stand and find yourself immersed in a world of bold artisanal creations. And be sure to pick up the new edition of Love Happens magazine launching at Maison & Objet!


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Source: Max Sat via Flickr

Paris Déco Off

When: Thursday 01.17 — Monday 01.21 — Daily 9:30am – 7:30pm; At Night on Saturday 01.19 from 7:30pm – 11:00pm

What: The «rendez-vous» of international interior designers and decoration editors. A 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Why: 10 Reasons to Attend Paris Déco Off:

  1. Enter the 100 showrooms of the houses of interior decor and let their recommendations inspire you.
  2. Discover the new collections of the 120 Houses through your own personalized circuit.
  3. Be transported from one riverbank to the other by any of the 30 free Renault shuttles.
  4. Be dazzled by the giant illuminations in the streets of Paris, including linen creations by the Masters of Linen.
  5. Admire the spectacular display windows of the Houses, featuring a decorative theme based on the number 10.
  6. Have fun with the trompe-l’œil panels that defy visual perception on the Right Bank or Left Bank.
  7. Connect to the YouTube channel of Paris Déco Off every day to keep up with the news.
  8. Admire the incredible oversized furniture arranged throughout the streets. Don’t forget your smartphone!
  9. Get informed thanks to the free lectures on materials and textile innovations.
  10. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Paris Déco Off with a rousing nocturnal celebration on Saturday, 19 January until 11 pm!

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2019 Highlight – Lelièvre

When: Thursday 01.17 — Monday 01.21

Where: 13, rue du Mail

What: Stunning design studio and purveyor of fine fabrics – a must see!

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American Party in Paris – SOLD OUT!

When: Friday 01.18 — 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Collège des Bernardins, 20, Rue de Poissy

What: The most anticipated party of Paris Deco Off returns! Spend an evening with design colleagues from around the globe at the historic Collège des Bernardins. Mingle under 13th-century gothic archways while sipping Ruinart champagne!

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The Paris Cocktail Week 2019: Le Grand Mix

When: Friday 01.18 — Saturday 01.26 — 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: 50 bars that make the Paris scene vibrate with or without alcohol!

What: In celebration of the city’s cocktail culture, visit any of the 50 participating bars with a special Paris Cocktail Week passcode and enjoy two special brand-new cocktails, with or without alcohol, for 30% off. The week-long celebration also hosts 9 special cocktail related events — 1 masterclass, 1 brunch, 3 experiences and 3 evenings!

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6th Annual Paris Flea Market Champagne Brunch

When: Sunday 01.20 — 11:00am – 3:00pm

Where: The Paris Flea Market – Marché Dauphine, 140 rue de Rosiers

What: Join founder Toma Clark Haines and The Antiques Diva & Co team along with ASPIRE Design + Home magazine. Enjoy a catered breakfast, courtesy of Marché Dauphine, before you explore the many wonders of the famous Paris Flea Market.

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