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Maison et Objet 2018: Best Design Conferences to Attend (2nd DAY) — As usual, our editors will be covering the main trends during the event. Check out what is waiting for you on the 3rd tradeshow day!

On January 19-23, 2018, Paris will be in the spotlight of design lovers from across the world. Being one of the biggest events and important reference when it comes to design event, Maison et Objet Paris is also a great opportunity to attend to some of the best conferences in the Design industry. As usual, Daily Design News‘ team will be covering the main trends during the event. After all, our main goal is to help you stay one step ahead on what really matters in the Design world. See what awaits you on the Maison et Objet second day!


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L’ESPACE CONFERENCES

The CONFERENCE AREA hosts 5 to 6 keynotes speeches and discussions a day on subjects varying from hospitality to retail, talks with exceptional designers, inspiring new concepts in interior design and the newest trends. Decoding the show’s main trend theme for January 2018 called “SHOW ROOM” is one of the main events to feature here.

AN ENCOUNTER WITH ROSSANA ORLANDI
11:00 – 11:45am

An avant-garde oracle? A design explorer? How does Rossana Orlandi manage to stay constantly ahead of her time? We’ll find out during a conversation with Alice Stori Liechtenstein. Rossana Orlandi, Founder, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Moderated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein, Independent Design Curator. More info

Rossana Orlandi, Founder of Spazio Rossana Orlandi

RISING TALENTS: THE NEW STARS OF ITALIAN DESIGN
12:00 – 12:45pm

Federica Biasi, Antonio Facco, Marco Lavit Nicora, Kensaku Oshiro, Federico Peri and Guglielmo Poletti… They are 6 of the most promising talents on the Italian design scene. They were selected by 6 influential personalities from the world of design. An encounter with the Rising Talents Italy alongside Giulio Cappellini, artistic director, Moderated by Michele Lupi director of ICON DESIGN. More info

Federica Biasi, one of the great nominees this year.

THE UNIVERSE OF SIMONE MICHELI
01:00 – 01:45pm

A project somewhere between heritage and modernity. A presentation of the newly renovated historical tower “Torre di Maiano” and of the “Leisure Spa” project designed by Simone Micheli for the Fattoria di Maiano in Fiesole, near Florence. Simone Micheli, Founder, Simone Micheli Architectural Hero, Francesco Miari Fulcis, Owner, Fattoria di Maiano, Chiara Sgreccia, Chief Press Officier, Simone Micheli Architectural Hero, Moderated by Ettore Mocchetti, Chief Editor, AD Magazine. More info

Simone Micheli (Credit Alessandro Cinque Photographer)

ART AND COLOUR, THE SUCCESSFUL MISSONI STYLE
02:00 – 02:45pm

How the strong vision of the iconic Italian fashion powerhouse Missoni has given birth to the very successful Missoni Home. Visionary Rosita Missoni herself explains how this renowned family business went about channeling their know-how and creative genius into an international lifestyle brand. With Rosita Missoni, Founder, Missoni, Moderated by Livia Peraldo Matton, Editor-in-chief, Elle Decor Italy. More info

Rosita Missoni

NILUFAR: DESIGN THROUGH THE EYES OF NINA YASHAR
03:00 – 03:45pm

Nina Yashar, the founder of the Milan-based Nilufar Gallery, curator, and editor, is constantly searching for beauty in all its forms. Here is a look at her career path and her passion for design. Nina Yashar, Founder, Nilufar Design Gallery, Moderated by Marion Vignal, Curator and Independant Journalist. More info

Nina Yashar (Copyrights Mattia Iotti)

LUCA NICHETTO, VISIONARY VERSATILITY
04:00 – 04:45pm

With Luca Nicchetto, Designer and Founder, Nichetto Studio, Moderated by Chantal Hamaide, Ch, Curator, Design Expert, Founder, Intramuros Magazine. In 2006 Luca Nichetto founded a multidisciplinary design studio in Venice, Italy, which specialized in industrial design, product design, and design consultancy. From the very beginning, this studio collaborated with a number of different brands and organizations, quickly expanding its influence far beyond Venice and Italy’s borders. More info

Luca Nichetto

L’ESPACE RETAIL

Advice and innovation dedicated to retail outlets Exploring best practices, studying emerging trends and sharing experiences cutting-edge debates/workshops conducted by retail specialists.

BRANDING: “MAKING YOUR BRAND SHINE”
11:00 – 11:30am

No one is better suited to build and personalize your brand than you are! Discover how to create a unique, personal, strong brand that is a reflection of you. With Morgane Maugendre, Ca cogite dans la boite Lab. More info

Morgane Maugendre is Founder of the “Ça Cogite dans la Boîte”

STORYTELLING, A HOW-TO
12:00 – 12:30pm

Storytelling? Yes, please! But how does one go about building a “story”? We focus on concrete cases and practical tools. With Camille Boutte, Founder, The Fab Story. More info

Camille Boutte

CONNECT WITH YOUR CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE PURCHASING PROCESS
01:00 – 01:30pm

Clients expect smart and intuitive communication from your brand. With all-inclusive solutions and one-stop-shop technology, stay connected with your prospects and clients throughout the purchasing process. With Sonia Taourghi, International Brand Ad Ops Manager, Houzz. More info

Sonia Taourghi, International Brand Ad Ops Manager, Houzz

CONCESSION MANAGEMENT: THE NEW MODEL FOR YOUR RETAIL LOCATIONS
02:00 – 02:30pm

Brick-and-mortar retail isn’t dead! Still, it’s essential to choose the right management system for a retail location or pop-up shop! Whether you’re a brand or a retailer, discover concession management, and free yourself from operational constraints. More info

Isabelle Chaillioux, Managing Director of Retail Global Solution

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF RETAIL STORES
03:00 – 03:30pm

Expressing the values of a brand through a unique customer experience, or, how an interior designer/architect translates and brings to life a brand platform, a product range, its merchandising, communications, digital integration, and more. With Dorothée Simon, Co-founder, RencontreUnArchi.com, Adrien Pichol, Interior Designer, Reality and Fantasy Design. More info

Dorothée Simon, Co-founder, RencontreUnArchi.com

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: THE RIGHT WAY TO HANDLE THEM
04:00 – 04:30pm

This talk will focus on explaining various forms of intellectual property rights that exist to protect and defend a design or creation, as well as best practices to preserve your rights from the start. More info

Ingrid Zafrani, from the Hoffman firm

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Source: maison-objet.com