Inspirations 2017/2018

Theme “SILENCE”

Like a remedy to the interminable racket of words and images, silence has a calming effect on the hyperactive, garrulous and loud times we live in. Home is a place where calm is restored and a growing desire for serenity can be expressed. Lifestyle and style give us the ‘silent treatment’. Beauty is unburdened from the artifice of pointless ornamentation and devotes itself to a quest for the essential. The reduction of materials, geometric abstraction, transparency, halo effects, wireframe structures, ethereal hues and black and white comprise the formal rules of silence. The spartan simplicity of archetypal shapes foster contemplative moments during which the mind is at rest. Sensitive, discrete and elegant objects re-establish inner tranquillity. Please do not disturb this sensual, poetic, harmonious and luxurious minimalism. Shh

Installations

"SILENCE" Inspirations space

Scenography by Elizabeth Leriche
Hall 7

Like a remedy to the interminable racket of words and images, silence has a calming effect on the hyperactive, garrulous and loud times we live in. Home is a place where calm is restored and a growing desire for serenity can be expressed. Lifestyle and style give us the ‘silent treatment’. Shh

The "SILENCE" Café-Bookstore

Scenography by Vincent Grégoire (Agence NellyRodi)
Hall 7

In partnership with the 107 Rivoli bookstore, take an excursion to browse through or purchase the Inspirations trend book as well as a selection of inspiring publications, in the atmosphere of a café to fit the “SILENCE” theme.

The Conference Room: "SILENCE"

Hall 7

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

The inspirations book No30

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.

112 € online from December 9th, 2016

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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