Review – Dutch Design Pavilions Maison&Objet September 2018 – Paris
After six successful participation in the Maison&Objet in Paris, the NEC chose to do it differently in the September edition of 2018. Because of the new section and hall layout it was no longer an option to have one country pavilion. As a consequence the NEC decided to have six Dutch Design pavilions on which twelve individual and collective labels presented their innovative designs. The six Dutch Design Pavilions were divided over the Maison pole and the Objet pole.
On the Objet pole KYWIE introduced here wine coolers made of sheepskin for the first time to the French audience, while LUNEdot and KLOQ were presenting their colourful candles and clocks. FOOOTY put together different bal shapes with its ‘Grab, Click, Play’ toy. And lastly, HAMMAM34 showed the beautiful collection of home textile and loungeware and Dutch Brands Collective collectie en Dutch Brands Collective displayed numerous products of the 50 designers the label represents.
On the Maison pole, Frederik Roije shared his latest product the ‘Beaming Bobber’ to the International audience on his individual Dutch Design Pavilion. Furthermore, there was a larger Dutch Design Pavilion on which five contemporary designers and designer labels showcased their interior products. PUIK design, TWO-O, Silhouet Lighting, New Citizen Design and Reinders! presented what the Netherlands has to offer when it comes to interior design.
The NEC looks back on an interesting edition of the Maison&Objet, an edition that provided perspective for the Dutch designers!