The September 2020 Edition of Maison&Objet Has Been Canceled

Maison&Objet adapts to an unprecedented situation and announces new initiatives to support its community

11/06/2020 - Since its emergence in Wuhan, China – started last December –  the ongoing and stil not defeated coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the worldwide 2020 events calendar.
With health and safety as priorities, most of events have been forced to reschedule or downright cancel.
Salone del Mobile in Milan, Light + Building in Frankfurt, ICFF and NYCxDesign in New York, NeoCon in Chicago, Clerkenwell Design Week in London, and many others throughout the world.
Today a new communication is coming from Paris: the September 2020 edition of the Maison&Objet  has bee cancelled. Paris Design Week is confirmed to run from 3rd to 12th September 2020 in Paris, to contribute to re-opening and kick-off the fall season for decoration, design, and crafts professionals.
Although there are encouraging signs of the pandemic beginning to decrease, we believe there are still far too many uncertainties regarding the travel conditions for international exhibitors and visitors. Furthermore, the lack of clarity regarding the ability to hold large gatherings in early September in France has played a major part in influencing our decision to call off the September edition of Maison&Objet, despite the fact that 80% of stands had already been reserved by April 2020 ”, comments Philippe Brocart, Managing Director of Maison&Objet.
An appointment to meet up for real in the heart of the city: Paris Design Week from 3rd to 12th September 2020
Each year for the past decade, Maison&Objet has been organising Paris Design Week, a design-led experience that runs alongside the trade fair. Through 5 different districts, each with their own identity, Paris Design Week extends an open invitation to explore the City of Light through the prism of design.
2020 will be no different, with a whole host of exciting new finds being celebrated in the French capital’s showrooms and featured in its decoration, design, fine crafts and lifestyle stores, accompanied by a plethora of pop-up installations in public places. More than ever before, this year’s Paris Design Week is keen to help the industry keep powering forward by getting design geared Parisian businesses back on their feet. This year, Paris Design Week will also be part of France Design Week, a new national initiative spearheaded by the French Agency for the Promotion of Industrial Creation (APCI - Agence pour la promotion de la création industrielle) that will bring coordinated design events to cities across France for everyone to enjoy each year.
See you in Paris in January. An unprecedented session in 2021, from 22nd to 26th January
In January 2021, Maison&Objet will host an unprecedented edition of its trade fair, attended by all the market players who are keen to further pursue and strengthen their efforts to get the industry back on track. The WORK! and PROJECTS show sectors, two highlights initially scheduled for September, will now be part of the January edition of the fair, as well as the installation from Designer of the Year Franklin Azzi.
The global lockdown we have experienced is set to accelerate the transformation of workspaces. The WORK! show sector will directly reflect those changes, enriched with designs that were elaborated during the crisis period and becoming a veritable hub for reinventing the modern day workspace”, comments Brocart.
In-keeping with its desire to accompany workspace change, Maison&Objet has recently joined forces with Fabernovel and Morning Coworking to announce the launch of ReSPACE, a think tank to explore post-Covid19 workspaces, which will be inaugurated this September following a virtual talk series set to run online from 10th June to 8th July.

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