The upcoming edition of Maison&Objet is putting the hospitality industry in focus.
Visitors to Maison in September can expect to find the Hospitality Lab, the new area of Maison&Objet dedicated to hospitality, in Hall 6, invites visitors to discover inspiring settings at the cutting edge of aesthetics and functionality while deciphering recent trends in the hotel industry. And to take a step further on this theme, Maison&Objet is offering two highlights by Gault&Millau and Waww La Tableto be discovered in the Cook&Share sector, Hall 3, the tableware and kitchenware sector.
Conceived as a think-tank for new uses in the hotel industry, the Hospitality Lab is an opportunity to meet those brilliantly imagining tomorrow’s hospitality. The September show program includes inspiring stagings by interior designers Friedmann & Versace and Roque Intérieurs, as well as the decorating brand The Socialite Family, an exhibition of the Accor Design Awards winners, workshops, and several trend decryptions in a restaurant designed by ADW, Antwerp Design Week.
While there will be a focus on hotel interiors, so too will there be a focus on the culinary side of the business. The Gault&Millau area in Cook&Share is a place to meet and exchange ideas, offering cooking demos, tastings, and encounters with the young guard of French cuisine as well as with its flagships. During the five days of the Maison&Objet show, a number of talented chefs will be giving cooking demonstrations three times a day,including one in tandem with young talent and a leading name in French gastronomy (definitive programme to be announced).
Putting tableware in the spotlight and celebrating the plate: that’s the vocation of Waww la Table, which this year is once again taking over the Cook&Share hall with a cheerful exhibition designed to inspire visitors. Created by Péri Cochin and Arabelle Reille, Waww la Table is an inspirational Instagram and an e-commerce site with an inimitable style that practices the art of mixing vintage objects with collections created exclusively by designers and craftsmen. In September, the space takes up the show’s theme of Enjoy, a quest for personal happiness that injects fun into life.
In the OBJECT section, you’ll find food preparation professionals and key players in the world of tableware, such as Cristel and De Buyer, two French manufacturers of top-of-the-range kitchen utensils, Portuguese ceramics from Bordallo Pinheiro, innovative and durable stoneware products from Costa Nova and top-of-the-range rugs and placemats from Chilewich, in bold, graphic colours.
To bring the most beautiful interior design projects to life, visit the PROJECTS section. Here, professionals in the hospitality and catering sector can find information and inspiration for everything they need about made-to-measure offers, from materials and coverings to lighting, baths, and home automation
Meanwhile, in the HOME section, hoteliers and restaurateurs will be able to discover new talent, iconic designers, excellent manufacturers, and craftsmen in the Forever, Signature, Today, and Unique&Eclectic sectors. It will be a decor and furniture offer to reinvent the codes of the art of living and boost the customer experience.
Finally, to help professionals find their way around the show, a Hotel&Restaurant section has been specially dedicated to them, targeting their specific needs with a comprehensive offering inspired by and designed to meet all their particular requirements (safety standards, accessibility, robustness, etc.). In addition to furniture and tableware, there is also a selection of partners specialising in new-generation hospitality.
The September programme will include talks hosted by industry experts who will shed fresh light on the latest developments in the restaurant and hotel sectors (full programme to follow).
Thursday 7 September, 15h
“Accor Design Awards” conference with Damien Perrot.
Friday 8 September, 15h
“Hospitality & Mountain” conference with the participation of Reda Amalou (AW2) – Six Sens hotel project in Crans-Montana and Snøhetta for their Bolder project.
Saturday 9 September, 17h
“Hospitality & Hybrid Spaces” conference with Fabien Roque and Friedmann & Versace.
Sunday 10 September, 12h
Conference “Chefs and Ceramics”, with Chef-Ceramist Kosuke Nabeta (restaurant Sola), Chef Gregory Marchand (Frenchie) and ceramist Marion Graux.