Five leading Irish design and craft businesses have been selected to present their latest work as part of the Design Ireland stand in the celebrated NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE area at MAISON&OBJET Paris which takes place 19 to 23 January 2018.
The five Irish designers and makers will exhibit their new season collections in their own dedicated space on the ‘Design Ireland’ stand (Hall 7, Stand F209). Each of the businesses is designing and making in Ireland, creating contemporary products to the highest standards of design, quality and craftsmanship.
MAISON&OBJET Paris is Europe’s leading home decor fair connecting the international interior design and lifestyle community. The work exhibited in NOW! DESIGN À VIVRE in Hall 7 has been specially selected and curated for well-informed buyers to source sustainable, innovative products and new design concepts. Over 85,000 professional visitors from Europe, UK, USA and Asia attended MAISON&OBJET in 2017. The 2018 fair presents a valuable opportunity for the selected Irish brands to meet with existing customers and establish further relationships with trade buyers, influencers and press from across the globe.
The five brands selected for the Design Ireland stand (Hall 7, Stand F209):
Based in Dublin and born from the search for a simple, hand-thrown pot in great colours, Arran Street East designs and makes for people who enjoy simple, functional, and beautiful objects. They previously exhibited at M&O in 2016.
For 125 years John Hanly & Co. from Co. Tipperary has specialised in the manufacture of scarves, throws and fabrics in wool, cashmere, lambswool, mohair and natural fibres. This is the first time they will exhibit at M&O.
Rathbornes is one of the oldest candle makers in the world dating back to 1488. Five centuries later, their luxury candles are still being hand poured in Dublin. This is Rathbornes’ debut at M&O.
Superfolk design and make simple, beautiful homewares for people who love the wild outdoors. Based in Co. Mayo on the west coast of Ireland, their homeware products have been stocked in design and concept stores in Dublin, Paris, Zurich, Berlin, Belfast, London and Tokyo. They previously presented work at M&O in 2015 and 2016.
Wild Cocoon hand weave exquisite textiles on a manual traditional floor loom in their studio in Co. Mayo, producing heritage-inspired designs with more than a nod to the modern way of living. This is the first showcase of Wild Cocoon at M&O.
View the full collection HERE