Inspirations 2016

Theme “HOUSE OF GAME”

Enter the game, this realm rich of signs, shapes, colours and tales and reset creation. The playful spirit feeds from the board gaming aesthetic but also from gambling or balance game. Draughtboards, pawns, card games, dices, dominos, tarots … There is always a good reason to have fun. The rule of the game ? Dramatize the settings, betting on a joyful and elegant maximalism, we pick the Beautiful Bizarre card. The luxury of this new decorative art sees red. Sensual materials and precious know how beat the house. The game plays with conventions, time periods, styles and types. Dadaïst collages and juxtapositions of heterogeneous elements reshuffle the cards of the unexpected. The die is cast. Your turn.

The inspirations book No29

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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