Let your inspiration grow with Asia


Camper Showroom,Office_photographed by Shen Zhonghai

MAISON&OBJET ASIA returns to Singapore for its second edition from 10 to 13 March 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.  This second edition will feature an expanded selection of the best of high-end decoration and home fashion by prestigious brands and designers in the Interior Design and Home Decoration sectors.  Featured in the Interior Design section are leading brands offering the highest quality in decoration and design, ideal for residential, contract and hospitality projects. Within the Home Decoration section, an eclectic group of the most coveted and innovative brands in furniture, lighting and decorative accessories will be showcased.  The  very  same  spirit  of  creativity  and  sophistication  that  characterises  its  Parisian  event,  and  which distinguished the first Asia edition, will continue to be evident in MAISON&OBJET ASIA 2015.


The salon will  bring  together  the  arts  of  living,  gather  together  players  in  the  sector,  decipher  new  trends,  offer  new sources of inspiration, unveil new talents, stimulate the market, promote creativity and provide a springboard for  brand  enhancement –  all under one roof.  The salon offers  an  exclusive  trade-event format where export- oriented  MAISON&OBJET  PARIS  exhibitors  can  develop  lasting  business  relationships  with  the economically dynamic Asian region, opening the door to new markets. Regional manufacturers and designers will have the opportunity to leverage on MAISON&OBJET’s well-established international business platform and reputation.

Exibitors-Lifestyle Belle Epoque

To reinforce their commitment to the region, the MAISON&OBJET ASIA team embarked on its second pre- salon tour, the first was in 2013. This time, the team visited the cities of Jakarta, Seoul, Taipei, Shanghai and Beijing promoting MAISON&OBJET ASIA to cultivate a strong Asian visitor base to the salon and to attract even more Asian brands to showcase their works.   “At  MAISON&OBJET  ASIA,  we  are  committed  to  being  a  unique  platform  that  brings  together  a  wide offering  of  brands  together  with  a  large  diversity  of  visitors.  These  visitors  range  from  retailers  to  buyers, from interior designers to architects, and from property developers to hotel and restaurant owners.  In 2014, we had more than 13,700 visitors with Asian visitors making up 51% and a total of 265 brands with 30% of them  from  Asia.  For  2015,  we  are  delighted  to  now  have  300  brands  from  26  countries,  of  which  32%  are from Asia. There are 153 brands which are new exhibitors and 47% are exclusive to the MAISON&OBJET ASIA, not having exhibited in Paris before,” says Philippe Brocart, Managing Director, MAISON&OBJET.

The year 2015 also marks an important milestone for MAISON&OBJET as it celebrates its 20th anniversary in Paris  in  January  and  will  launch  the  first  MAISON&OBJET  AMERICAS  in  Miami Beach,  which  will  take place from 12 to 15 May.   Highlights  for  2015  in  the  Asia  edition  include  the  staples  which  make  up  the  salon’s  distinctive  traits: Designer of the Year and Rising Asian Talents,  as  well  as  the Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit which  will feature keynote addresses by renowned industry personalities and presentations on market trends.

Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu_by Andrew Rowat

Designer of the Year 2015

To  kick  off  the  second  edition,  MAISON&OBJET  ASIA  takes  great  pleasure  in  announcing  the  2015 Designer of the Year, NERI&HU DESIGN AND RESEARCH OFFICE from Shanghai, China.

In our quest for the MAISON&OBJET ASIA Designer of the Year, we seek out designers who represent the essence  of  Asian  culture,  Asian  roots  and  with  an  international  approach  to  their  works.  Lyndon  Neri  and Rossana  Hu  have  distinguished  themselves  through  their  work  and  also  with  numerous  international s Designer of the Year is selected from amongst exceptional Asian designers who been lauded for their work and who have made a distinctive mark in the world of design.

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Rising Asian Talents 2015

The Rising Asian Talents are selected from the fields of design such as fashion accessory, fragrance, furniture, graphic, home decoration, jewellery, lighting, wallpaper and textile. In collaboration with Design Anthology magazine in Hong Kong, six Rising Asian Talents have been chosen to represent their countries and showcase their works in a section of the salon specially dedicated to them.   MAISON&OBJET  ASIA’S  Rising  Asian  Talents  for  2015  are  Abie  Abdillah  (Indonesia),  Monica  Tsang (Hong  Kong),  Outofstock  (Singapore),  Poetic  Lab  (Taiwan),  Wonmin  Park  (Korea)  and  Zhang  Zhoujie (Shanghai, China). Their biographies are attached in Annex C.  This special spotlight underscores MAISON&OBJET’s objective to continually encourage and nurture young talented designers and assist them providing an exhibition and networking platform within the industry.

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“The  Rising  Asian  Talents  is  an  important  part  of  MAISON&OBJET  ASIA  as  it  draws  attention  to  the region’s  best  emerging  design  talents.   Our  second  edition  will  focus  on  six  up-and-coming  designers  from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. As the nexus for the exchange of creative ideas and the stage for international exposure, MAISON&OBJET ASIA hopes to provide diverse opportunities for our latest group of Rising Asian Talents to grow their talents within Asia and beyond. The region is not only significant  as  an  important  design  market,  but  also because it  is  home  to  some  of  the  most  innovative  and creative individuals today, ” says Mr Philippe Brocart, Managing Director, MAISON&OBJET.

Jubilee Edition-The Utility Collection_Image by Zhu Qian, courtesy of Stellar Works_9K5B7996

Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit

Analyzing key market trends and discovering the most innovative projects through lectures and workshops led by major personalities in various fields is the calling of this event. Divided into five different components, the Summit will feature a total of 20 sessions, each lasting 45 minutes.

Keynote Speeches

Keynote  speakers  include  MAISON&OBJET  ASIA  2015  Designer  of  the  Year  Neri&Hu  who  will  present their  thoughts  on  “The  Cabinet  of  Curiosity”,  Gabriele  Chiave,  Creative  Director  of  Marcel  Wanders  studio and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen of LLB. Singapore President’s Design Awards winner of Designer of the Year 2013, Patrick Chia, founder of Squeeze Design and founding director of the Design Incubation Centre at the National  University  of  Singapore,  will  close  the  Summit  with  his  much  expected  keynote  on  “Craft  and Beyond”.

Trends & Prospective 

These workshops will discuss the latest trends in the design world. Speakers include the Carlin group who will speak on “Selected 2016 Lifestyle & Interior Trends for Asia Market” and a panel discussion in association with  Sleeper  magazine  on  restaurant  and  bar  designs  in  hotels  with  Marc  Dardenne  of  Patina  Hotels  & Resorts,  Michael  Goodman  of  EDG  Interior  Architecture  +  Design,  Jean-Luc  Fourrier  of  JLF  Associates, Ariane Steinbeck of Gettys and Christine McGinnis of AvroKO Bangkok. Also in these workshops, Kenneth Ng of Wing Tai Properties shares his thoughts on “Creativity, a commissioner’s perspective”.

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Best Of Interior Design

These sessions will highlight exemplary achievements of interior architecture in Asia, presented by both the interior  designer  and  client.  Speakers  include  designer  Jaya  Ibrahim  of  Jaya  International,  renowned  for  his distinctive  Asian  inspired  interiors  with  Marc  Dardene,  CEO  of  Patina  Hotels  &  Resorts,  Ronald  Akili  and Jason  Gunawan,  founders  of  Indonesian  hospitality  group  PTT  Family  and  owners  of  the  internationally acclaimed Potato Head brand of bars, restaurants and beach clubs as well as architect, Marc Webb and interior designer, Naoko Takenouchi of Takenouchi Webb, an integrated design firm that develops architectural and Best Of Retail The Best of Retail sessions will look at fashion and atypical places presented by their creator who will take the opportunity  to  explain  their  philosophy,  their  selection  of  products  and  the  originality  of  their  point  of  sale. Speakers include Grace Wang of VVG Lifestyle Village, Taiwan.  Panel Discussions A  real  debate  generator,  Panel  Discussions  features  collaborations  between  an  industrial  and  a  designer .

MAISON&OBJET ASIA is organised by SAFI and will be held from 10 to 13 March 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands  Expo  and  Convention  Centre.  MAISON&OBJET  ASIA  2015  will  be  part  of  SINGAPORE  DESIGN WEEK 2015, a week that celebrates the very best in design. SAFI is a subsidiary of Ateliers d’Art de France and Reed Expositions France.



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