Published on : Tuesday, March 8, 2016
MAISON&OBJET ASIA opens from March 8 to 11, 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands and Expo Convention Centre in Singapore. As it enters its third year, M&O ASIA has repositioned itself as a unique networking platform where industry specifiers such as property developers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, interior designers, and architects can network and gain deeper insight into the latest developments in the design industry.
As part of this repositioning, M&O ASIA now comprises three integral components – a curated exhibition, the awards for the Designer of the Year and the Rising Asian Talents, and the Interior Design and Lifestyle Summit.
A CURATED EXHIBITION
The curated exhibition on offer at M&O ASIA serves as a targeted showcase that provides inspiration and concepts for the industry specifiers. With a total of 180 brands, the exhibition presents the multiple ways in which brands can work together with specifiers to provide innovative customised design solutions to bring their projects to life.
M&O ASIA also features special installations to illustrate how different bespoke design experiences are conceived and developed. “Framed”, by multi-disciplinary Singaporean designer Terence Chan of Terre, experiments with the blurring of spaces to create a versatile and adaptable design achieved through the deft control of light, materials, proportions, 3 textures and volume. LAVA EAST & AV Intelligence, also from Singapore, will showcase Man Cave, a bespoke experience room for men of refined taste and lifestyle. In addition, both Eichholtz from the Netherlands and Sempre from Belgium will each present an experiential café. Ateliers d’Art de France, the French trade union for fine crafts professionals in France is bringing seven craftsmen designers to M&O ASIA to emphasize the importance of craft and artisanship in this year’s edition.
INTERIOR DESIGN AND LIFESTYLE SUMMIT
A key focus of this year’s Summit is on the design projects and expertise of the region, with all of its speakers either originating from or being based in the Asia-Pacific. In addition, the Summit will also focus on offering a greater depth of conversation as well as an insider perspective on the intricate development of key markets. The topics covered will span 20 different conferences divided into five distinct categories – Keynote; Best of Interior Design; Conversation; Agenda; and Country Focus. Some of the key speakers at the Summit include renowned design personalities such as Duangrit Bunnag, Tony Chi, Paul Hecker and Hamish Guthrie, Ken Okuyama and Michael Young.
SINGAPORE DESIGN WEEK
As part of Singapore Design Week, M&O ASIA is co-organising a public lecture at the National Design Centre. In addition, Lekker Architects, M&O ASIA’s Rising Talent from Singapore, is presenting an installation at SingaPlural.