Maison Objet Comes to the United States in 2015
December 19, 2013
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Seasoned interior designers as well as students use competitions and trade shows to display and earn recognition for their talents. Some shows even go a step farther, letting designers sell their work to an international audience. That's the mission of French trade fair Maison Objet, which is coming to the United States for the first time, giving US designers and Harrington students a unique opportunity.
Maison Objet is one of the three most important European shows for interior design, held biannually (in January and September) in Paris, France. It is an event that the industry looks at to find trends for each design season. In exciting news, the trade fair is experimenting with expansion, holding a show in Singapore in March 2014, as well as a May 2015 show in Miami, Florida.
This presents a unique opportunity for Harrington interior design students and graduates. Maison Objet focuses on artisanship along with designs that create truly unique displays. For students who have a love of creating furnishings, art, and other home decor, this is the trade show for them to aspire to be a part of.
Not all the details are set. However, if it is anything like the Paris trade show, you can anticipate the following:
- You will need to apply for candidacy. If selected you will be able to present an exhibit at the event.
- Chances are there will be sections or categories for you to present your design skills in.
- Exhibitions may be geared more towards professionals with a business that know their market and have set prices for their designs and services.
- In Paris, the event collaborates with schools for exhibitions. While there is no word on whether the US show will feature students, it could be a huge opportunity for current Harrington students.
Harrington graduates who have already started their own interior design or home interiors business stand to have the greatest opportunities with Maison Objet Americas. Current students can use this as a source for inspiration for their own projects. So stay tuned for more details about the event as the date draws near.
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