Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017
MAISON&OBJET PARIS January 2017 is going to have the “Invent the house of tomorrow” pavilion – an immersive, prospective circuit that presents innovations for the home environment, to be presented by the hardware retailer Leroy Merlin.
An intelligent window that produces energy thanks to a photovoltaic film, an artificial Lilypad that decontaminates water by using the energy from light, an ultra-sturdy material with a mycelium base that insulates the home and makes construction costs more affordable – these are some of the upcoming, innovative directions to discover in the “Invent the house of tomorrow” pavilion.
This space of revelations and experiences, imagined by the Leroy Merlin hardware chain, proposes future mutations for the home using the materials of tomorrow and also includes innovative products already available in the market, such as the Crystal Grip no-glue tiles that revolutionise and facilitate tile installation, the LED Puzzle lamp with its ten possible configurations, the Poulette lamp that can be made with a 3-D printer. All of these rely on the creativity of makers or DIY addicts.
To complete the pavilion experience, holographic projections will show sociologist Nathan Stern’s prospective reflections on how individuals will live in 2025. Four trends are outlined for the future: independent accommodations – the phenomenon of people living together but in ‘their own space’; shared lodgings (roommates); less interest in owning property (the Happy Homeless); the home as a place for profit.
A passionate look at our future habitats can be discovered by visitors at Hall 6 of MAISON&OBJET PARIS from January 20 to 24, 2017.