Inspirations 2017

Theme “COMFORT ZONE”

Let us take you away from the uncomfortable zones of an unstable world, a place where you don’t feel safe. It is high time to take on board the new parameters of how to live ‘the good life’ at home. On the agenda: achieving physical calm and peace of mind. In response to our desire for rest and tranquillity, curves replace straight lines and shapes become more enveloping, becoming as protective as a snugly down jacket and as reassuring as a child’s favourite cuddly toy. Chairs that look just like funny cushions on legs are perfect for relaxing and ultra soft fabrics enhance the sensation of well-being. References to bubbles, balls, nests and clouds, not forgetting peas in a pod, have inspired the creative imagination of designers to create a new generation of connected-cocoon. Toned-down pastels and pale pink hues wash away tension in a new chic interior that highlights the refined décor. Both eco homes and passive houses dream of an Eden-like interior, but workspace architecture also endeavours to optimise serenity on a day-to-day basis and innovative new technologies serve the cause of well-being. Warm and convivial, the contemporary take on comfort is resolutely comforting: 100% feel good.

The inspirations book No31

Get inspired, page by page.
Created by the MAISON&OBJET Observatoire and published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies,
the «Inspirations» books are indispensible tools for all professionals working in fashion,
decoration and the home.

It is an indispensable tool for professionals which complements and enriches the work
presented in the Inspirations space, to be discovered hall 7.

The MAISON&OBJET Observatoire

The Missions

In 2002, MAISON&OBJET created an «Observatoire de la Maison» which catalogues new trends in consumption and emerging lifestyles ...
During their work meetings, the members of the Observatoire bring together their striking discoveries, their emotions and their intuitions about emerging lifestyles. This time of collegial brainstorming helps define a topic as the running theme of the season. Emotions, Desires, Secret, Luxuries, Use, Intensity … the themes refer to major, all-encompassing trends and not the whims of fashion.
The theme is developed in 3 modes: the Inspirations film, the Inspirations itinerary, the Inspirations book.

The Approach

Deciphering the show's offer by highlighting the important trends.
Picking up the micro-signs that herald changing influences.
Defining the direction styles are moving in for the two annual sessions.
Breathing in the current atmosphere.
Exploring and gathering clues that forecast the future.
Detecting and analyzing new attitudes.
Spying on our latest quirks.
Dissecting our wants.
That’s the daily of the MAISON&OBJET Obervatoire members... A tool for understanding.

Members of the Observatoire

Elizabeth Leriche

Elizabeth Leriche

Elizabeth Leriche Agency

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Vincent Grégoire

Vincent Grégoire

NellyRodi Agency

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François Bernard

François Bernard

Agence Croisements

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Agnès Hospitalier

Agnès Hospitalier

la forge Artistic Director

Christophe Jallais

Christophe Jallais

la forge Artistic Director

Marie Jo Mallait

Marie Jo Mallait

Editorial Director

Philippe Chomat

Philippe Chomat

Communication Director. SAFI

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