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Maison & Objet Americas - 2016 - Issue 1


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photography © jag MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS is excited to return to the Miami Beach Convention Center for the second edition of the show that is fast becom- ing the not-to-be-missed rendezvous point for design in the Americas. We are incredibly thankful to the Miami Beach community, led by its mayor, Philip Levine, who has been indispensable to the success of our first year. In 2016—with an all-new lineup of exhibitors, speakers, and de- sign talents—we hope to draw new visitors from all across the United States, Canada, and Latin America. The city is, after all, an attractive enticement, whether for investors or creators, and MAISon&oBjeT AMerICAS is the unique place to find a singular showcase of high-end design, fast- flowing cocktails, and product launches, as well as cultural pop-ups. The fair itself is seeing further growth. Last year, for instance, we were in just one hall of the Convention Center, and we welcomed over 300 brands and attracted almost 11,000 visitors, not to mention 235 journalists from around the world. In 2016 and 2017, we will take over two halls. When renovations are completed in 2018, MAISon&oBjeT AMerICAS will be able to occupy all four halls. our continued vision is not just to bring new exhibitors, but also to explore ways to transform the city into the new capital of luxury décor and interior design for both north and South American visitors. We have learned that doing business sometimes means leav- ing the showroom—that is, mingling and dining with potential clients and partners, simply entertaining them! This year we will once again be seeing numerous happenings in the many high-end showrooms and galleries in the Miami Design District as well as other areas of the city. The spirit of the show will be strengthened by the six rising American Talents, exemplifying promising creatives from the east and West Coasts, Mexico, Panama, Chile, and Brazil, culminating in this year's awards ceremony, which honors Designer of the Year rafael de Cárdenas. At the same time, we are implementing a very strong con- ference program, the Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit, which will provide a series of talks with experts who will elaborate on key market trends, celebrated design projects, accelerating economic growth, and global lifestyle movements, while renowned designers and architects will share their current and future projects. Looking forward to seeing you in Miami Beach from May 10 to 13. Philippe Brocart Maison& objet Rising HigH in MiaMi beacH Managing Director Philippe Brocart shares his vision for the Americas. m&O 16 m a i s o n - o b j e t. c o m m&O

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