Sizing up the M&O; layout
September becomes this year the month of furniture, and never has the show given such an important position to this category, now integrated with interior design.
The opportunity afforded by the new Hall 7 allows the physical merger of Maison & Objet with Meuble Paris, which this year celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its furniture exhibitions traditionally and previously held in Paris every January in a separate location.
Combined here under the same roof for the very first time, the addition of Meuble Paris reintegrates and reinforces the transversal vision of Maison & Objet to represent the whole spirit of interior design on the same site. It also allows, more than ever, cross coordination of the many different decorative factions represented at Maison & Objet.
A more interior design-focused alternative to Meuble Paris, the Cote Deco sectors (Halls 4 and 5A) present decorative concepts with a stronger emphasis on furniture now. The same goes for the much celebrated Scenes D'Interieur section.
The move gains even more momentum and enhances the benefits for visitors who enjoy the improved itinerary economies with clearly defined areas connecting the worlds of decorative home products and interiors - and is further enhanced by the unique addition of Hall 8 devoted entirely to indoor/outdoor living expressed prominently by 70% of furniture exhibitors.
Once again, Maison & Objet offers diversity and overlapping worlds of cohabitation for as complete an overview of the creators and producers of the home decorative world as will find anywhere.