Maison&Objet Paris presents the summary of its September 2023 edition

Maison&Objet Paris has just closed its September edition, placed under the theme ‘’Enjoy!’’ that drew an overall mindset of enthusiasm and excitement among the professional community of the design, home decor and lifestyle industries, spurred on by a significant international presence.

As this edition of Maison&Objet Paris trade show opened amidst an economic context marked by a global slowdown, it is still noteworthy that the home sector (furniture, decorative accessories, lifestyle, and fine craftsmanship) still enjoys remarkable attractiveness among international buyers, both retailers and specifiers. They were all gathered for 5 days in a dynamic atmosphere at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

With 2,500 exhibitors convened across 7 halls, representing a 10% increase compared to the September 2022 session, Maison&Objet Paris successfully brought together all the positive energies of the market. On the brands front, 30% of new exhibitors demonstrated the industry's capacity to innovate and create new businesses, driven primarily by 56% of international participants. These new brands have managed to capture the emerging trends, consumer needs and requirements of consumers who are more than ever attentive to brand's social and sustainable commitments. As a result, various initiatives showcased at the event, such as the Future On Stage platform, the Sustainable Itinerary, and the new Well-being & Beauty sector were so successful throughout the event. Maison&Objet continues to invest and incorporate even more significant innovations to solidify its position as a reference on the international stage and accelerate the future development of brands.

On the visitor side, the same dynamic remains strong. There is a notable increase in international visitors and stable figures among French attendees due to the economic situation and the exceptional heat, which prompted locals to reconsider their plans.

Innovative exhibitors and the numerous programs curated by Maison&Objet to create unique experiences and inspire visitors have led buyers and brands to develop new business trends, thereby supporting the market towards the end of 2023.

Pierre-Jean Chauty