A few days ago, I went to Paris to attend the Maison&Objet trade fair, which was exhibiting every thing regarding interior design, furnitures and accessories; totally a must place to be. It had eight different themed halls, from furniture to lighting, bedding to bathrooms, table covers to scented candles, childrens bedrooms and toys, art and fashion; so if you ever have the idea to visit only for one day, it is not enough. I met several buyers thinking they could see it all in one day, and at the end of the day they looked out of it!
I must say as as first timer I didn’t know what to expect? I am staying in central Paris, How do I get there? Can I take a train or is a taxi a must? It felt like I was going to the Emerald City, without speaking the language, and even though all the details were online in english, I still had that fear of being lost. So I decided to take the train, and found at the main train station many people dressed the same, going in one direction, and all I needed to do was follow the yellow brick road, (aka the other buyers). I joined the crowds on the same train and sat next to them. Everyone seemed to be looking at each other, as if they were scanning to determine whether you are an interior designer, buyer or exhibitor, but no one speaks. We finally arrived at the emerald city, aka Maison&Objet, and how it feels at home, every one was very obliging, plenty of information available and super organised. They say first impression is everything, and it did for me. No more of my journey, my next blog will be the products I found, my precious followers. These short words do not do justice in describing the fair, you should go yourself next time and see it, not only as a buyer or designer but as someone who loves beauty.