The time is coming! Maison et Objet, an international authority for home decor, interior design, architecture and lifestyle culture, is the best way to kick off the new year in great style. We have been waiting for Maison et Objet 2019 with a lot of excitement since it is one of our absolute favorite design events ever! Today, we bring you a city guide so you won’t miss a thing while discovering the magical city of Paris. Have a great reading!
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If you’re a fan of opulent and luxurious designs, you should schedule a visit at Covet Paris. The showroom is located in the Parisian Haussmann Boulevard and it features alluring collections from brands like Delightfull, Brabbu, Essential Home, Boca do Lobo, Luxxu and so much more, as well as elegant living spaces to help you build exclusive ambiances.
Veronese is renowned for its whimsically colorful glass chandeliers which are made using traditional techniques in Murano, Italy. Here you can find a beautiful and elegant collection of lighting fixtures with both classic and contemporary influences. As inspiring as it gets.
Les Années Lumières
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An expansive concept store located in the Raspail Boulevard, Les Années Lumières dedicates itself to the most wonderful lighting designs you can possibly imagine. There, a permanent personal space belongs to Tom Dixon, who works essentially in this collection with copper, brass and the emblematic Wingback couch. A must!
Environmentally conscious design meets a bold way of doing things. Every Roche Bobois’ piece has its own personality and an authentic style. Modern decor is a richer world with brands like this, making Roche Bobois a true master of its art.
Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée
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Alain Ducasse is a legend. This three-Michelin-starred restaurant takes an architectural approach to fine dining restaurants in a stellar way. The furniture and the lighting make the setting a true delight and the food is just unbelievably good.
French cuisine is Le Meurice‘s specialty. A luxurious ambiance and a soulful atmosphere make this luxury restaurant an obligatory stop if you’re going to Maison et Objet. Truly unique and seductive, it has 2 Michelin stars.
Le Jules Verne
Le Jules Verne is like a lifestyle phenomenon. Towering above the Parisian boulevards on the second level of the Eiffel Tower, this restaurant has its decor by Patrick Jouin and the cuisine by Alain Ducasse. Nothing can wrong with these two so make sure you stop by while you’re in Paris.
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Here’s a real heartbreaker of a restaurant. Located in the renowned Four Seasons Geroge V, Le Cinq is as luxurious and welcoming as it gets. Tones of gold, inspiring oil paintings and gorgeous flower arrangements tell the rest of the story.
Museums and Art Galleries
Centre Georges Pompidou
Open since 1977, the Centre Georges Pompidou is a hymn to modern and contemporary art. Besides being one of the city’s most distinctive buildings, it’s also home for inspiring works by Picasso or Matisse. There, you can also find a gallery for children, an art bookshop, a cinema and a restaurant.
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is where art deco furniture gets mixed with an international display of contemporary art. There are also often excellent temporary exhibitions. It belongs to the Paris Museum Network and it’s surely a good place to start your art trip.
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Giving space to the impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces on the top floor, it has art nouveau galleries downstairs. Blending different styles is what makes the Musée d’Orsay such a jaw-dropping experience. Consider buying tickets ahead to avoid the endless queues.
Musée du Louvre
The Musée du Louvre is the biggest art museum in the world and also a historical monument that should be seen by everyone. It receives millions of visitors every year and has approximately 38,000 art pieces from prehistory to the 21st century. If you’re attending Maison et Objet 2018, make sure you don’t miss it!
Hotêl de Crillon
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Built in the 18th Century, Hotêl de Crillon stands up to the test of time. Although it was renovated not so long ago, some classic details remain and give this hotel an outstanding atmosphere. Majestic gardens, the Winter Garden tearoom and breathtaking signature suites will surely mesmerize you.
Four Seasons George V
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Near the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, the Four Seasons Hotel in Paris is irresistible and opulent as it gets. The hotel has three restaurants which hold Michelin stars, making the experience so much more refined. A true icon in what comes to hospitality projects, make sure you don’t miss it.
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The Mandarin Oriental brings the best of both contemporary and luxury worlds. Aiming for a unique lifestyle experience, be ready for some delightful moments with the ones you love the most. From the bedroom to the dining room, this is one of the best there is.
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The Ritz, besides being one of the greatest hotels in the world, is also a historical landmark – it was the first to have lifts, electricity and private bathrooms. Some of its furniture and oil paintings were kept to give the hotel a classical look like no other. An experience of a lifetime.
Sebastian Herkner, awarded Designer of the Year 2019 by Maison et Objet, is known for merging various cultural contexts and combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials and draw renewed attention to small details. A talent on the rise.
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India Mahdavi is from Iran and that’s where she developed her own characteristic technique. Currently living in Paris, she keeps on traveling the world in search of inspiration and we must tell she is a true visionary. From the materials and textures to the colorful style, India Mahdavi will remain forever in the history of design.
Working on a wide variety of projects, from private homes (houses, lofts, apartments) to public spaces (hotels and restaurants), Sarah Lavoine quickly forged strong convictions about the use of space, light and color. Her signature style also incorporates a mixing of styles and origins, elegance and comfort, representing the embodiment of a cosmopolitan Parisian spirit.
An internationally acclaimed French creator, designer and architect, Philippe Starck creates unconventional places and objects whose purpose is to be “good” before being beautiful. Most of his designs have become cult objects and his hotels are timeless icons that have added a new dimension to the global cityscape. An advocate of sustainability, Philippe Starck is one of the most sensational interiors designers we know of.
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