Maison et Objet 2024: The Future of Design

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Maison et Objet is a leading trade fair for decoration, creation, design, and lifestyle. It is a meeting point for designers, architects, and design lovers, fostering inspiration and showcasing the latest trends and innovations in the design world. The fair attracts international business owners and buyers, providing opportunities for business growth.

This year, Maison et Objet celebrated its 30th anniversary in its original location, Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc des Expositions, from January 18th to 22nd, with the main focus on combining technology and nature.

TECH EDEN was the theme of this edition, reflecting a growing trend in the design of objects and spaces around us. The focus was on sustainable design trends, with reinvented and futuristic spaces geared towards retail, residential, and hospitality sectors.

Main Trends for 2024:


Sustainability was the main focus of the fair, with recycled and biodegradable materials being highlighted in various stands. Consumers  are looking for durable furniture made from environmentally friendly and aesthetically appealing materials. Several exhibitors showcased sustainably sourced materials, demonstrating the aesthetic potential inherent in such materials.


Interior designers are increasingly incorporating technology into houses, furniture, and appliances to make them more comfortable and efficient. Designers are exploring creative ways to incorporate technology to enhance home efficiency. 

Several smart solutions were presented to apply technologies, demonstrating that technology complements aesthetic design.


The pursuit of spaces that reflect individual style with unique and authentic pieces that make decoration exclusive was also one of the main highlights at Maison et Objet 2024. 

Designers and architects have responded to consumer demand for spaces that reflect their identities with various customization options that adapt to the needs of clients.


The connection with nature was one of the main highlighted trends at the fair. Designers have been seeking more elements from nature to bring indoors, using plants, nature-inspired colors, woods, indoor gardens, views to natural environments, among other ways to bring the outdoors inside, promoting a more sustainable lifestyle.

Made in Portugal naturally:

Maison et Objet had an exclusive section for Portuguese companies with the motto “Made in Portugal naturally” in collaboration with APIMA (Associação Portuguesa de Mobiliário e Afins) where exhibitors could showcase a variety of products reflecting the skill and creativity of Portuguese designers and manufacturers. The main objective was to reinforce Portugal’s position as a hub of excellence in the international design universe and to highlight the creativity and talent of Portuguese designers.

Article Written by Luís Leão

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