Maison&Objet has announced that the next Rising Talent Awards will focus on the United States by honoring up-and-coming American designers. An exhibition of products by this group will be a highlight of the next edition of the international trade fair, which is scheduled for Sept. 6-10, 2019.
Introduced in 1995, the Rising Talent Awards celebrate emerging designers from different parts of the world, who are selected by a local jury of renowned industry leaders. The most recent program, in January, honored six Chinese designers representing a new generation of creative excellence. The work of the honorees was prominently displayed at Maison&Objet in the exhibition center at Paris Nord Villepinte, and the young designers were feted at a celebration attended by design luminaries, dignitaries and the international press.
Previous editions of the fair have focused on Rising Talents from the United Kingdom, Italy and Lebanon. Like their predecessors, the U.S. Rising Talents will have an unparalleled opportunity to meet and share their ideas with the many manufacturers, interior designers, stylists, buyers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, journalists and trend hunters.
"After concentrating on Europe, the Middle East and Asia these last few years, we wanted to turn to another great nation of design," commented Philippe Brocart, Managing Director of SAFI, the company that organizes MAISON&OBJET. "The size and cultural diversity of the United States give rise to impressive design achievements, and we are excited to discover the next generation of designers and their influences."
The selected designers will be announced in May and will exhibit their creations at MAISON&OBJET in Paris from 6-10 September.