Paris Goes Wild

Maison & Objet will also repeat the new floor plan introduced last year
Posted on December 23, 2015 by Allison 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.