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Maison et Objet 2018: Best Design Conferences to Attend (3rd DAY) — Our editor’s team is here to help you stay one step ahead on what really matters in the Design world. See what awaits you on the 3rd tradeshow day!

On January 19-23, 2018, Paris will be the favorite destination of design lovers from all over the world. Considered 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. After all, Daily Design News‘ editors will be covering the main trends during the event. Take a look at what awaits you on the Maison et Objet third 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.

WHAT DESIGN IS RIGHT WHEN “HOME SWEET HOME” BECOMES A “SHOW-ROOM”?
11:00 – 11:45am

In this social media age, when we are all creative directors of our own interiors, how are designers acting and reacting? An encounter and round-table with Dorothée Meilichzon, Rodolphe Parente, and the POOLstudio (Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer). Dorothée Meilichzon, Interior Designer, Rodolphe Parente, Interior Designer, and Studio POOL (Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer), Moderated by Anne Eveillard, Journalist. More info

Dorothée Meilichzon @theodorarichter

HOW TO SPOT AND PRODUCE NEW DESIGNERS?
12:00 – 12:45pm

Michel Roset (Ligne Roset) and Amélie du Passage (Petite Friture) share with us their ambitions for the new generation of designers. How do they spot new talent? What’s at stake for a renowned design editor, or for a young design house? Michel Roset, general manager of ROSET – CINNA, Amélie du Passage, founder of PETITE FRITURE, Moderated by Sylvie Adigard, producer and journalist. More info

Michel Roset, general manager of ROSET – CINNA

PARIS-KYOTO: THE DESIGN AND CRAFTSMANSHIP EXPERIENCE
02:00 – 02:45pm

For four years now, Ateliers de Paris have been working with companies in Kyoto in an enriching collaboration as part of the Kyoto Contemporary program: a collection of objects created using ancient craftsmanship, but with a new spin through the eyes of young Parisian designers. With Pierre Charrié & Astrid Hauton, Designers, Mitsuru Yokohama & Takuya Nomura, Craftpersons, Françoise Seince, Director, Les Ateliers de Paris – Moderated by Sylvie Adigard, Producer and Journalist. More info

Françoise Seince (© Florent Mulot)

SEBASTIAN HERKNER, TRAVELING DESIGNER, A PLURAL APPROACH
04:00 – 04:45pm

Is Sebastian Herkner changing the very nature of what a designer is defined to be? By leveling the common ground between craftsmanship and industrial manufacturing in the international industrial design community he is changing the industry from within. With Sebastian Herkner, Designer, Moderated by Guy-Claude AGBOTON, Journalist, IDEAT. More info

Sebastian Herkner

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.

PIMP MY ROOM: INSPIRATION FOR RETAIL
11:00 – 11:30am

The digital world is shaking up home décor and forcing professionals to use new methods to capture attention. Pimp my Room showcases products directly in consumers’ homes. Thus, inspiration allows for an enriched customer experience. More info

Olivier Dreano, Managing Director, Pimp My Room

DIGITAL STORYDOING: FOR AN EFFECTIVE CLIENT EXPERIENCE
12:00 – 12:30pm

Your clients are digitally savvy and emotionally driven. Disruption through the implementation of digital storydoing is a winning strategy. It allows you to create a digital client experience that is satisfying, unique, and effective. More info

Wided Batat, founder of B&C Consulting Group

BIG DATA FOR SMALL BUSINESS: DATA FOR RETAIL
01:00 – 01:30pm

The digital revolution that has taken place over the past 20 years has shaken up retail and brought to the fore a new way to consume, e-commerce, and, more than anything, a new gateway for all types of stores, the website. With Constance Rietzler, co-founder, Alphalyr. More info

Constance Rietzler, co-founder of Alphalyr

MERCHANDISING: SIMPLE METHODS TO MAKE YOU STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
02:00 – 02:30pm

New consumer expectations, the explosion of immersive experiences, the development of retail circuits: Grismarine helps you stick to what matters. Concrete examples of success and a few flops! A sample view of the 2018 Foresight study. More info

Audrey Dardenne, Director, the Grismarine agency

LAWS OF ATTRACTION: RETAIL DESIGN YOUR CUSTOMERS WILL LOVE
03:00 – 03:30pm

Tempt your customers with a retail layout that will get them in the door. Miami-based designers Jay Britto and David Charette share the latest cutting-edge technologies, materials, and designs that make brick-and-mortar shops exciting and relevant. More info

David Charette and Jay Britto, Founder, BRITTO CHARRETTE

THE INFLUENCE OF COLOR IN THE RETAIL ENVIRONMENT
04:00 – 04:30pm

Backed by the latest neuroscientific studies, designer Jean-Gabriel Causse will show you how important color is in our environment, and will reveal the specific effects of each color. More info

Jean-Gabriel Causse, Color Designer, Specialist in Color Influence

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Source: maison-objet.com