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This year’s edition of Maison et Objet left us with a couple of good moments as well as some fine design brands had to show during these days. Have a look at our list for the best of Maison et Objet 2019.
There were many good moments, such as the highlight given to craftsmanship, or the weight of Asia as a potential market for furniture and interior design, as well as the trends which have emerged from this event. Without further ado here are some of the top brands of the event.
THE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2019 CONFERENCE
With every new edition, Maison Et Objet elects a Designer of the Year. The winner of the 2019 edition is Sebastian Herkner.
Sebastian Herkner is a 37-year-old designer from Germany. ‘’My aim is to find a way to balance craftsmanship with new technologies’’. For Sebastian, nothing is more important than changing the way we consume goods, we should always invest in quality materials and craftspeople, as it becomes harder and harder to create waste.
“I wish in the next 10 years the crafts still matters. The materials are also in the right way. We just really need to change our consumer patters. I don’t have a plan for the next 10. I think I have some great companies I’d like to work with. Some new challenges’’.
MAISON ET OBJET TALKS: “PORTUGAL – ELDORADO ARCHI, DESIGN AND CRAFT”
This conference counted with the knowledge of interior architects from Oitoemponto, Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec as well as Joana Astolfi designer from Astolfi Studio and Amândio Pereira, founder of Covet Foundation.
Founder & CEO of Covet Group, an international creative company that holds and manages 11 luxury design brands, he started the journey in the design world in 2005 when he founded the renowned Boca do Lobo.
“Craftsmanship has been passed on from generation to generation. People are getting more curious and passionate about it.”
Oitoemponto* first came to be in 1993 and it’s the result of a fusion between two strikingly different but terribly complementary personalities. The two architects Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec have stated that:
“The marble is a part of our country, you can see it in all houses, and monuments. The marble idea started already in the 12th Century – keeping on with the DNA of the country”
Joana Astolfi is an artist, architect, and designer who is known for drawing visual inspiration from a broad universe of objects she finds. According to her:
“Most of my projects have a story, are concepts with a narrative, a full experience.”
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