Paris Deco Off and Maison & Objet 2024: An AD PRO Essential Guide

Off to Paris? Here are the new products and design happenings not to miss at Paris Deco Off and Maison & Objet
Quenin 1865 relaunch
At Paris Deco Off 2024, Maison Lelièvre will relaunch Quenin 1865 with the new Belle Époque collection, featuring traditional jacquards, embroideries, prints, and damasks in romantic palettes.Photo: Alexandre Tabaste courtesy Quenin 1865

Dubbed “Fashion Week for the interiors industry,” Paris Deco Off marks the annual reveal of what’s to come in fabrics and wall covering. Let’s not forget about the passementerie either: Glimpsing the latest in trims, tassels, and fringe can leaven any nippy winter day in Paris. While in town, we also recommend spending a day or two roaming the coinciding Maison & Objet fair, where some 1,800 home and lifestyle brands take over the halls of the Parc des expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte to present their latest collections.

Before jetting off to Paris, read up on our essential guide to Paris Deco Off and Maison & Objet 2024, including the fundamentals to know before you go and the notable new releases to prioritize while on-site. You’ll also find recs for designer-approved accommodations and fair-goer haunts for eating and drinking; after all, design-show season in Paris is as much a place to see as it is to be seen in.


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What, When, and Where

For Paris Deco Off, the world’s leading textile houses take over 100-plus showrooms along the Seine, primarily in the Mail and Madeleine neighborhoods, to preview their collection launches for the year ahead. (You’ll know you’re in the right place when you spot fabric lanterns fancifully decorating fair main streets.) The show, which draws some 40,000 visitors, will be held January 17–21.

Meanwhile, semiannual design fair Maison & Objet will spread across seven halls at the Parc des expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte. The trade-only show is divvied up into 19 category sectors—home decor, linens, cooking, and craft among them—for more efficient discovery. Show days span from January 18–22, and include a city-wide events lineup as part of Maison & Objet In the City.

What to Know About the Fairs

Paris Deco Off is free and open to the trade and the general public. While showroom walk-ins are welcome, the fabric houses recommend setting up an appointment with a brand rep ahead of the show. Brand outposts are fairly compact within the Mail and Madeleine neighborhoods, so walking from showroom to showroom is completely manageable. The fair also provides a free shuttle service between the Left Bank and Right Bank during the five days of the show, with pick ups at Place des Petits-Péres (Right Bank) and Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Left Bank). Showrooms are open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with extended evening hours (until 9:30 p.m.) on Saturday, January 21.

Maison & Objet is open to the trade only, and a ticket purchase is required. With seven pavilions worth of ground to cover, we recommend allotting at least two full days to peruse the fair. Designer attendees should prioritize the Signature Hall, which showcases the latest from luxury home labels in clever and conceptual pop-ups. The Parc des expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, home of Maison & Objet, is located about 30 minutes northwest of the heart of Paris, so getting there will require driving (or requesting a taxi or a ride-sharing service, such as Uber) or taking a train from Gare du Nord. (The RER B line drops riders off directly outside of the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte.)

The Bagatelle collection, designer Timothy Corrigan's latest for Samuel & Sons, will be view during Paris Deco Off 2024.

Photography courtesy Samuel & Sons

Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay

As the birthplace of café culture, Paris is brimming with quintessential spots for a bite between appointments or a jaunty nightcap with industry pals. Take a rec from part-time local Timothy Corrigan: “Beautiful architecture, food, music, and art come together in Restaurant 1728, located in the restored salons of the 18th-century Hôtel Mazin La Fayette,” he shares. He also favors Le Grand Véfour in the Palais-Royal, as well as Restaurant Guy Savoy, the incredibly dapper eatery within the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint). Newly renovated Le Chardenoux offers a glamorous Belle Époque setting to enjoy some of the city’s best pastries, and triple-Michelin-starred Épicure in hotel Le Bristol offers a dreamy courtyard ambiance in addition to light French fare.

When it comes to accommodations, few cities come close to Paris’s plethora of tony escapes. Recent luxury hotel openings include the colorfully crisp Le Grand Mazarin or the garden-inspired La Fantaisie—both visions brought to life by AD100 talent Martin Brudnizki. There's also the newly debuted Hôtel de La Boétie, with playfully chic interiors from AD100 designer Beata Heuman, or Fabrizio Casiraghi's Hôtel des Grands Voyageurs for those coveting a quietly luxurious retreat. The Saint James Hotel, imbued with an Art Deco flair by AD100 designer Laura Gonzalez, is also a delight.

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Design Happenings Not to Miss

Paris Deco Off

With the relaunch of Quenin 1865, Maison Leliévre reminisces on La Belle Époque style

The Belle Époque collection by Quenin 1865

Photo: Alexandre Tabaste courtesy Quenin 1865

It’s not just the ‘Made in France’ label that connected Belle Époque–founded textile houses Maison Lelièvre and Quenin, but a kindred French style—a charm envisioned in romantic palettes and haute techniques—too. In 1973, Lelièvre acquired the fellow French firm, attracted to its weaving mills and innovative know-how. This year, Quenin’s design archive gets its due as Lelièvre prepares to relaunch the brand with the Belle Époque collection, featuring traditional jacquards, embroideries, prints, and damasks. The fabrics, wallpapers, and rugs—donning florals interpreted in impressionist, toile de Jouy, and Indienne lenses—are made for mixing. Leliévre showroom, 13 Rue du Mail.

Timothy Corrigan is back at it with tassels and trims

Bagatelle by Timothy Corrigan for Samuel & Sons

Photography courtesy Samuel & Sons

If there’s an interior designer who understands the art of luxurious French living, it’s Timothy Corrigan. The AD100 designer has restored numerous chateaux where no detail has been left unturned. This January, he launches Bagatelle, his latest collection with passementerie purveyor Samuel & Sons. With Bagatelle, lustrous fringes, braids, and tassels bring the refined elegance of the 18th century to the fore. Corrigan’s homage to neoclassical passementerie includes delicate pastels, such as Wisteria, combining lavender, ivory, and green threads, as well as timelessly opulent pairings, like scarlet and gold. Samuel & Sons showroom, 23 Rue du Mail.

Little Greene takes us inside National Trust properties

The Capricorn wallpaper, part of Little Greene's National Trust IV collection

Image courtesy Little Greene

An appreciation for the past continues at Little Greene, which will debut a new installment of the National Trust Papers, which reinvigorates original wallpaper designs sourced from National Trust properties across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Standouts in the IV collection—comprising eight wallpaper designs in 42 colorways—include Aderyn, derived from a hand-painted Chinese wallpaper found in the circa-1770 Welsh property Erddig, and Spring Flowers, a small floral design inspired by that of the Standen House, a circa-1910 English Arts & Crafts home designed by Philip Webb with interiors by William Morris. Little Greene showroom, 21 Rue Bonaparte.

Ralph Lauren Home offers collections for business and leisure

Classic suiting staples take the spotlight at Ralph Lauren Home, which will preview the Spring 2024 Haberdashery collection, a selection of archival menswear patterns retailored in freshly sophisticated palettes. Also on view will be the Sporting Club Outdoor collection, a series of high-performance fabrics in quintessential courtside patterns—classic stripes, novelty motifs, and graphic florals among them. A collection to cause a racket, indeed. Designers Guild showroom, 2 Rue de Mail.

Maison & Objet

Studio Yellowdot tells a confectionery tale

The Patisserie collection by Studio Yellowdot

Photography courtesy Yellowdot

Following 2023 installations at Rossana Orlandi Gallery during Milan Design Week and a first-time Maison & Objet appearance, Studio Yellowdot returns to the trade show’s Signature section. Founded by Bodin Hon and Dilara Kan Hon, the Hong Kong- and Istanbul-based studio will present new additions to its ceramic Patisserie collection, which debuted with confectionery-inspired ceramic tiles in collaboration with Gordon. This season, the studio is set to add tableware, furniture, and art objet in dreamy pastel hues to the sugar-sweet series. Maison & Objet, Hall 7, Stand B61.

Fair first-timer Yamagiwa boasts notable industry collaborations

Japanese lighting manufacturer Yamagiwa is known for its modern forms and artisan materials (think: washi paper, delicate glass fibers, and draped acrylic), as well as collaborations with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Shiro Kuramata and other esteemed professionals. The company, which celebrated its centennial anniversary last year, makes its first fair appearance in the Signature section. Maison & Objet, Hall 7, Stand D91.

House of Finn Juhl revisits the archive

The 1949 Chieftain Chair by House of Finn Juhl

Photo: Jonathan Leijonhufvud courtesy House of Finn Juhl

Past meets present for first-time Maison & Objet exhibitor House of Finn Juhl, which painstakingly crafts and manufactures its furnishings just as the late Danish architect and designer did. On view will be some of Juhl’s iconic pieces, including the sculptural 1949 Chieftain Chair and curvaceous 1940 Pelican Chair, in exclusive materials. The house will also unveil a revived design from the brand’s vast archive. Maison & Objet, Hall 7, Stand C115-D116.

Mathieu Lehanneur, Maison & Objet 2024 Designer of the Year, presents “Outonomy”

The year 2024 is shaping up to be a landmark year for AD100 designer Mathieu Lehanneur. Not only is the French designer turning 50, but he was also selected to design the Olympic torch for the Paris Summer Olympics. This January, he’s set to make a splash with his Outonomy installation at Maison & Objet, which named him the 2024 Designer of the Year. Relying on principles of nature and technology—his favored juxtaposition—the project will explore the notion of isolated homes, such as igloos or yurts. In the midst of fair week excitement, Lehanneur’s installation will surely transport you to a contemplative space, away from the hustle and bustle. Maison & Objet, Hall 7.

Maison & Objet In the City

At Galerie Berés, Marion Stora unveils first furniture collection

Dining chairs by Marion Stora

Photography courtesy Marion Stora

Paris-based architectural designer Marion Stora has always designed bespoke pieces for her clients, but this January, she will publicly launch her first furniture collection at Maison & Objet. Ensuring the pieces would be of the utmost quality, Stora collaborated with artisanal furniture makers and upholsterers from around France—Maisons Henri, Argile, Dedar, Jouffre and FJ Hakimian, to name a few—to realize her sculptural vision. Hand-woven fabrics and leathers invite distinctive textures and tones—particularly in dove blue and mulberry—to the furniture series, while craftsman techniques and joinery elevate the frames. Galerie Berès, 35 Rue de Beaune.