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DESIGN, CLASS AND TASTE: MADE IN ITALY AT "MAISON&OBJET"
Furniture, design, gifts and tableware, artistic handicrafts, textiles, accessories and furnishing – to discover the best in the sector, don't miss the "Maison & Objet" exhibition in Paris on the 24th – 28th this January. This is the first of two now-traditional Paris appointments this year for the most important and packed international exhibition for the industry, with the second being the March 2014 event to be held in Singapore.
This year, the Italian Trade Agency will once more be there to promote Italian businesses to the world, in association with Confartigianato (the Italian Artisan Confederation) and CNA (the Confederation of Italian Artisans and SMEs), as a collective representative of Italian business interests. This year, 21 of the best Italian businesses will be participating in the Home sector, which has long held the Made in Italy brand in very high regard. This is a unique opportunity for buyers, importers, architects and interior designers to find the best products and the latest innovations.
The exhibition, which has been going for nearly twenty years, will be held in the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, in an area of 135 000 sq. metres divided into eight pavilions, each dedicated to a Home theme or field, with 85 000 visitors expected to attend. The September exposition saw over 66 000 visitors, of whom 47% came from abroad – particularly, Belgium, Germany, Spain, the UK, Switzerland, Russia, Japan, and South Korea.
Many Italian businesses will be present in the tableware, home décor, contemporary objects, and design areas, targeting high-level clientele. It will be possible to discover fascinating decorative sculptures, innovative and original lighting; amphora, vases and flowerpots in metal, and other genuine objet d'art created by Italian craftspeople in the "Made in Italy" tradition; fine bronze sculptures; the highest quality and unique table and kitchen cutlery; innovative ceramics that marry tradition with technology; artistic frames; elegant textile collections for kitchens, bedrooms and dining tables. All this and so much more – in fact, Italy is more than prepared to attract the greatest number of visitors thanks to the strength of its traditions, and the "Made in Italy" cachet in the Home sector.