After a break during the northern hemisphere summer months, the international home, design, décor and art exhibition road show is back in business again, starting with Tendence in Frankfurt (which began on 29 August and continues until 1 September). Coming up is the second annual edition of Maison & Objet in Paris (4-8 September 2015) and Pa ris Design Week (5-12 September); MoOd & Indigo in Brussels (8-10 September); the London Design Festival (19-27 September) and 100% Design (23-26 September) and Decorex (20-23 September), both also in London; and the Feria del Mueble in Yecla, Murcia (21-24 September).
New Synergies in Paris Maison & Objet has devised a “richer and more fluid” exhibition for visitors at the second show in Paris this year. Celebrating their 20th year, the organisers have created three “poles” for easier navigation and new synergies, as part of their ongoing aim to “decode the international market for home and design”. According to Maison & Objet, “After several years of study and on the basis of evolving consumption patterns, the show has shifted towards grouping by lifestyle rather than by sector.” To that end, three main poles have been reconfigured: • Maison and its overarching decorative offer with four sectors – Eclectic, Cosy, Elegant and Actuel. • The Objet concept store, with eight sectors – Craft, Métiers d’Art, Fragrances, Cook+Design, Fresh, Complements, Kids, Fashion and Beloved. • Luxe, Design & Architecture D’Interérieur, bringing together NOW! Design à vivre, scènes d’intérieur gallery and Maison & Objet |projets|. www.maison-objet.com
Creative Showcase in London An annual event held to “celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community”, the 2015 London Design Festival will run from 19 to 27 September. In conjunction with the festival, a large and diverse range of group-shows will be held across the city, enabling new and established exhibitors from the UK and around the world to debut their designs. The destinations include: 100% Design, Decorex International, designjunction, Focus/15 and Tent London & Superbrands London. www.londondesignfestival.com
Boutique Mood in Brussels One hundred studios and 125 exhibitors will be taking part in Brussel’s MoOd “boutique show” from 8 to 10 September, together with Indigo Brussels Home Edition. The latter will be organised by Textirama vzw for the first time, although its “uniqueness… will remain completely intact”. Considered the “beating heart” of MoOd, the Blue Drop Exposition will comprise a selection of the 100 best and most trendy products, created by a professional and international jury, showcased in a “clear and inspiring” layout and including six state-of-the-art awards. This cosy environment offers visitors the opportunity networking over a coffee or tea, and discussing the trend forum “Origins”. www.moodbrussels.com