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Maison&Objet reveals Rising Talents & Future On Stage winners of January 2024 edition

In 2024, Maison&Objet marks its thirtieth anniversary! For this special edition, the Rising Talent Awards are adopting a new format. Instead of singling out the emerging talents of a single country, the selection is looking to the future by honouring young designer-researchers who are responding with relevance to the "new frontier" of digital technology that is shaking up our way of life. Maison&Objet is also announcing the three winners of Future On Stage, a launchpad that rewards young companies, revealing French and international talents. Established within the past three years and operating in the design, decoration and lifestyle sectors, these recognised companies set the pace in innovation, business, and creativity.

Photo: Wild Fibers Tapestry - Aurélie Hoegy

Rising Talent Awards January 2024
'Two words stood out for us: High Tech and Savoir-faire', comments Dereen O'Sullivan, head of the Rising Talent Awards at Maison&Objet. 'The recent emergence of new processes, such as artificial intelligence and 3-D printing, has opened up a whole new world of adventure for designers. This revolution raises a number of questions: isn't the excellence of the art of the hand being called into question? Finally, will the machine replace man.'

Far from these concerns, emerging talents see in the dialogue between traditional know-how and digital performance an infinite field of action that increases their creativity tenfold. This fertile and promising fusion of know-how and digital innovation is at the heart of the general theme of Maison&Objet 2024: Tech Eden.

Tech talents:

  • Audrey Large, chosen by Joseph Grima, Creative Director of the Design Academy Eidhoven
  • WINT Design Lab, chosen by Athime de Crécy, Designer & Rising Talent France September 2023
  • Index Office, chosen by Ramy Fischler, Interior Architect & Designer, Founder of RF Studio

Savoir-faire talents:

  • Aurélie Hoegy, chosen by Li Edelkoort, Trendsetter
  • Jenna Kaës, chosen by Jean de Loisy, Art Critic & Curator
  • Emma Cogné, chosen by Lionel Jadot, Founder of Zaventem Ateliers

Rising talent Craft:

  • Line & Raphaël, Rising Talent Craft winner chosen by Stéphane Galerneau, President of Ateliers d'Art de France

Future On Stage January 2024
For each edition of the fair, three young companies are given an exhibition space at the show, benefitting from enhanced visibility and support from market experts.

'To support young companies that are determined to make an impact today and tomorrow, the Future On Stage programme takes our forward-looking mission a step further in an evolving marketplace. Acting as an incubator, Maison&Objet accelerates the development of these remarkable young companies, these Digital Native Vertical Brands which have so much to offer, bringing real added value to retail buyers and architects wishing to assert their uniqueness with brands that will help them stand out', says Mélanie Leroy, Managing Director of SAFI.

For the fourth time since its launch, the Future On Stage pavilion (running from 18 to 22 January 2024) will provide a podium of inspiration, of dynamism and a booster for developing businesses.

'For this fourth edition, the number of applications tripled, and two of the three winners are international. The response has been truly exceptional. On our side, development has taken place on the business end of things. To ensure the brand can fulfil its potential and meet the demand its presence at the show will generate, we offer a real consultancy and support approach through our community of partners, designers, trend agencies and architects', says Leroy

Photo: Flower Power coffee table - Tosco Studio

The jury distinguishes Anga (France), Bluecycle (Greece) and Tosco studio (Portugal), three young companies with forward-looking approaches. Three projects which point to an optimistic future, reconciling aesthetics and technology.

'The jury was very much unanimous in choosing these disruptive and innovative projects. Each one offers forward-looking solutions combining technology, technique, craftsmanship and eco-design', says Leroy.

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