Maison et Objet 2019 is almost here and My Design Agenda is joining CovetED and Monsyeurto take over the design event of the year. Our schedule is almost perfect and we want to make sure you don’t miss anything important there! Because of that, we are providing you a list of the best Maison Objet 2019 conferences to attend.
Portugal: ElDorado Archi, Design and Craft?
January 21st – 2:00pm – Hall 7
One of the most entertaining talks of Maison et Objet 2019 is bound to be the “PORTUGAL – ELDORADO ARCHI, DESIGN AND CRAFT?”, a unique conference that will be moderated by journalist Guy-Claude Agboton and it will count with the knowledge of interior architects from Oitoemponto, Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec as well as Joana Astolfi designer from Astolfi Studio and Amândio Pereira, founder of Covet Foundation. Portugal has been increasingly a game-changer in the Design field, injecting considerable verve into a previously conservative industry as well as bringing a new fresh inspiration worldwide. As the luxury home design world is moving at a fast pace to improve authenticity and differentiation, top-notch quality has been relying on finest craftsmanship to create unique pieces for one of a kind interiors. An emerging realm that has been in the spotlight where the meticulous and hard-earned skills from master artisans are treasured.
Designer of the year Sebastian Herkner: designing companions for life.
January 18th – 4:00pm – Hall 7
Age has no bearing on worth. At 37, German designer Sebastian Herkner, who trained at Offenbach University of Art and Design, is embarking on an ever-growing number of collaborations with international design houses (no less than 21 projects in the pipeline during 2018 for Moroso, Dedon, Thonet and Lintello to name but a few), and over the course of the past decade has received some thirty awards in recognition of his innovative yet traditional work. MAISON&OBJET has always sought to honour designers whose originality and excellence impact their generation, and Herkner’s astonishing career path propelled him straight onto the trade fair’s radar, sealing the decision to turn the 2019 spotlight on the design scene’s rising star.
EXCUSE MY FRENCH! Or the Art of French Paradox
January 18th – 11:00am – Hall 7
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! Vincent Grégoire is the driving force behind the early and rapid development of the NellyRodi Lifestyle Department. Extremely committed to his clients, he travels the world in search of the latest trends, markets and consumers.
Rising Talents China: the new scene of Chinese Design
January 19th – 11:00am – Hall 7
Following the success of the United Kingdom, Italy and Lebanon editions, China will showcase its Rising Talents Maison et Objet. The decision to focus on China’s young designers is a testament to the country’s rapid design-led growth, reflecting Maison et Objet efforts to remain at the forefront of international design progress and development. This edition will present 6 amazing rising design talents The rising talent were chosen and will be coordinated by some heavyweight giants of the Chinese design industry, like Liu Xu, Chairman of China National Interior Decoration Association, Xing Tong-He, Former Chief Architect of Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design (Group) Co. Ltd.; Qu Guangci, founder and artistic director of design brand X+Q Art, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of inter-disciplinary architecture and design practice Neri&Hu. These personalities will be joined by two Monsters of European Design: Tom Dixon and Luca Nichetto. Don’t miss the chance to Get to Know all of the Rising Talents at this Conference.
Gio-Ponti: A World Work
January 21st – 12:00pm – Hall 7
Gio Ponti was one of the Most Iconic Interior Designers of Italy and, in fact, of the entire World. Maison et Objet will pay homage to this great Master and legend of Design with a stunning talk led by Dominique Forest and Sophie Bouilhet-Dumas, two top connoisseurs of this amazing designer’s work!