Friday, January 2

January 2015 marks the 20th year anniversary for the French design show Maison & Objet in Paris!

This January marks the 20th anniversary for
Maison & Objet~the innovative interior design 
show in Paris! 
Maison & Objet
January 23-27, 2015

Penning a blog has its advantages, and it is a rewarding and educational experience.  I am happy to have been sponsored to travel and then write about design events around the world, and these experiences allow me to keep my finger on the pulse of all that is innovative and fresh in design.  In a couple of weeks I'm heading to Maison & Objet in Paris, and I have always hoped to put it on my calendar.  With venues in Paris and now Asia and Miami, this is the premiere design show of all shows.  Since 1995 they have brought twice yearly shows profiling innovative and unique design.  All of this creative inspiration now boasts over 3,000 exhibitors and 80,000 professionals annually hailing from the design and home industry all over the world.  
Check out the Maison & Objet video.
tabletop items from French company Gien
In addition to visiting some of my favorite, familiar brands such as Calvin Klein Home, Gien, Vaughan, Arteriors and Canvas, here are samples of the wares I plan to cover.
English company Another Country
makes contemporary craft furniture
Danish company AddInterior 
showing Scandinavian design 
Spanish company Antelore's 
warm furniture and accessories
Turkish textiles of Barine
 towel of JOHANNE originally 
used in oriental steam baths.
French towels from Charvet
beautiful linens from Italian Il Fabbrica del Lino
Greek lighting from Caleche
colorful glass pendants from 
UK's Curiousa & Curiousa
French manufacturer Cristallerie De Montbonn's 
dining table and decorative items.
Antoine restaurant photo via Time Out
Of course there will be time to celebrate with friends, taste delicious French food and see Parisian sites.  I will be certain to tab Time Out's Top Favorite Parisian restaurants.
Stay tuned for more about my experience while traveling in France and my favorite finds soon.
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara