PHX Architecture’s Erik Peterson, recently had the amazing opportunity to travel to Paris, France on the John Brooks Tour. Paris celebrated design week with major event, Maison&Objet. It also held the 8th Annual Paris Deco Off which showcased 111 prestigious brands. The trip included an American in Paris Party at the famous Hôtel de Ville.
Maison&Objet is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360° product offering. Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, tableware… the styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations of global markets. With each session, the great lifestyle platform, at the intersection of business and creativity, reveals solutions to visitors from around the world in search of uniqueness.
Maison&Objet is the multicultural crossroads of contemporary living. Places for meetings and exchanges, the shows welcome exhibitors and visitors from around the world and showcase a high-quality international offer. They provide a comprehensive overview of the excellence and innovation that help to share the best of creativity. The event decodes emerging signs of creativity. Its Observatoire de la Maison identifies compelling, new innovative ideas. Each year, the show celebrates the Designers of the Year and Talents à la Carte. An inspired talent detector, it picks out emerging talents and celebrates the values of style. Through its lecture series on major themes explored by international experts, Maison&Objet provides a source of exclusive and forward-looking information to help understand and foresee market trends.
The 8th annual Paris Deco Off is a free event featuring 111 prestigious brands who will open their showroom doors for five days on the left and right banks of Paris design districts. Entitled “A Colourful Paris”, the showroom windows are styled by the trend makers and creators. The Linen Lamps by Masters of Linen light up the route on the Right Bank and the Left Bank.
John Brooks hosted an exclusive Paris tour of the Design week events. John Brooks Showroom is an Aspen-Denver-Scottsdale extraordinary source for interior design. Representing leading artisans of furniture, fabric & lighting in the design industry. Twenty leading interior design firms from AZ, UT, DV, MT attended the tour. The trip started with an exclusive private tour of Cartier Paris. The group was able to see the private collection of special designed gifts that were given by famous people over the years. The day eneded with a party at Christian Liaigre Gallery of interior architecture and furniture.
Day two started with a tour of the Charles Paris lighting manufacturer. Founded in 1908, the company, then located at 103 Rue de Turenne in Paris, has earned a reputation in the professional bronze art community for its reproductions of ancient lamps. The day ended with the American in Paris party for about 1000 Americans in Paris for M&O held at The Hôtel de Ville in Paris, France. The building houses the city’s local administration. Standing on the place Hôtel-de-Ville in the 4th arrondissement, it has been the headquarters of the municipality of Paris since 1357. It serves multiple functions, housing the local administration, the Mayor of Paris (since 1977), and also serves as a venue for large receptions.
Day three were presentations from Sahco, Zoffany, Camamance and Pierre Frey fabrics. And the last day concluded with Rubelli, Holland & Sherry, and Porta Romana.
Check out pictures from the week above!