Maison et Objet 2017: The Best Conferences for All Design Lovers

Brace yourself… Maison et Objet 2017 is coming! The final countdown is here since there are only 9 days left until the beginning of this amazing trade show. Lately, as you might already be noticed we have been giving you a complete guide of what you can’t miss in Paris during this interior design show. However, there is a topic left: conferences! Today we are going to give you a list of the 5 conferences with some incredible top speakers and rising talents you really can’t miss. Keep scrolling!


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From hospitality to retail, from exceptional designers to advanced solutions for interior design and trend analyses, L’ESPACE CONFERENCES will host 5 to 6 lectures a day.

Innovation: Dezeen x MINI Living talk // Paris – future high-rise city?

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Friday 09.08 — 12:00 – 12:45pm

Online architecture and design magazine Dezeen and car brand MINI will explore what this means for the future of the city in the latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk, a year-long program exploring how architecture and design can contribute to a brighter urban future.” Manuelle Gautrand, architect, Jean-Christophe Masson, architect, and Chartier Dalix, architect, moderated by Marcus Fairs.

Tristan Auer, designer of the year award, designing interiors and emotions

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Friday 09.08 — 04:00 – 04:45pm

Tristan Auer, interior architect, and designer, moderated by Marion Vignal, journalist, and curator. This edition’s recipient of the Designer of the Year award is Tristan Auer. The French interior designer is inspired by the glamorous lifestyle of the 1920s and 1930s and outside France, he is pretty much known for his bespoke luxury interior designs. This is THE conference not to miss!

Innovation: Hotel Design – an experiment in new ways of living?

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Saturday 09.09 — 12:00 – 12:45pm

“Hotels are the crucible of interior design – places where designers can “test drive” the advanced and the new with a demanding audience of reviewers – the guests. Discover how other sectors are increasingly “borrowing” from the ever changing face of hospitality interiors. Learn the tricks of taking calculated risks from our panel who work at the margin with some of the most enlightened owners giving them fabulous chances to be creative.” Tina Norden, Project Director, Conran and Partners, Werner Aisslinger, designer and founder of Studio Aisslinger, Nathalie Rosencwag, RARE, Paris, moderated by Guy Dittrich, editor-at-large at Sleeper Magazine

Innovation: RISING TALENTS by ENSCI Les Ateliers

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Sunday 09.10 — 12:00 – 12:45pm
They are 10 talented individuals, all recent graduates of ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Industrial or Textile Design. They represent the Rising Talent Awards which the M&O show highlights each year. “Claire Lavabre, Alexandre Echasseriau, Julien Phedayeff et Christopher Santerre, Luce Couillet, Lysandre Graebling, Samy Rio, Raphaël Pluvinage et Marion Pinaffo, Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, expliqueront ce qui les animent.

Trend: Comfort Zone: The new silhouette of comfort: shared perspectives, Pinterest x NellyRodi

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Monday 09.11 — 11:00 – 11:45am
“Comfort is a safe investment that feels right for today. Between everyday cozy objects and sensory emotions, comfort invites itself into our interiors, our boutiques, our media.
And little by little, we can see a new type of comfort taking shape, less innocent, more multifaceted, and so very desirable. Comfort is dead…long live comfort!” Elodie Fagan, Marketing Manager at Pinterest and Pierre-Edouard Martial, Director, Home & Luxury at NellyRodi.

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