Paris Goes Wild

Maison & Objet will also repeat the new floor plan introduced last year
December 23, 2015Allison Zisko

Maison&ObjetPARIS—The theme for the January edition of Maison & Objet Paris will be “wild.”

The inspiration takes cues from forms and materials reconnecting to be in line with nature, championing the notion of injecting nature into the urban space.

The new Inspirations Forum, which will present the Inspirations Space by François Bernard, will be extended through the Wild Café-Bookstore designed by Elizabeth Leriche. The conference space will provide opportunities to explore the theme in greater depth and reposition it in the broader context of current trends.

“The word ‘wild’ ... evokes the idea of savageness, derived from the Latin sylvia (forest), which associates with the fascination with, and fear of, the unknown, the limits of our humanity. It suggests the sophistication of natural things and the energy of the untamed, both of which exert a powerful gravitational pull on our imaginations,” Bernard said. “Wild is the ultimate otherness. It pulls us out of our comfort zone to challenge our place in the scheme of life.”

Additionally, the January fair, taking place Jan. 22-26, will repeat the new floor plan applied at the last show, organizing its presentation by the spirit for new discovery rather than by sector.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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