180 best Asia-Pacific design firms to showcase at Maison&Objet

The upcoming M&O Asia Salon will run on March 8-11 in Singapore

by Rogue

The very best of design in Asia-Pacific will come together at the upcoming MAISON&OBJET ASIA (M&O ASIA) from 8 to 11 March 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore

Sempre Cafe Concept_M_O PARIS Sept_Courtesy of Sempre

Sempre’s concept cafe from the 2015 Maison&Objet Paris. Image courtesy of Sempre.

M&O ASIA is a stand-alone platform different from M&O PARIS but carries the very same creative spirit and excellent standard of the M&O brand. The M&O team visits each key market in the region to discover and hand pick the brands for exhibition. This year, over 180 design brands that represent ateliers and designers from 22 companies are expected to go on display, including Singapore’s The Rug Maker, who will be launching its new ‘Tropical’ collection designed by 2015 M&O Rising Talent Outofstock; concept cafes from Eichholtz (Netherlands) and Sempre (Belgium); and the Man Cave by Lava East & AV Intelligence.

'Tropical' rug collection designed by outofstock for The Rug Maker 1_image courtesy of The Rug Maker

Pieces from the ‘Tropical’ rug collection designed by outofstock for The Rug Maker. Image courtesy of The Rug Maker.

02_Design Concept by Sempre at M_O ASIA 2015_Courtesy of M_O

Semipro’s design concept from last year’s Maison&Objet Asia. Image courtesy of Maison&Objet.

With its first two editions, M&O ASIA has seen a trend in its visitor profile that reflects Asia’s rapidly growing property development, real estate, and hospitality industries. 50 percent of the visitors to the 2015 salon were from these sectors, resulting in a visitor profile that is markedly different from that of M&O PARIS. Among some of the more prominent visitors include property developers The South Beach (Singapore), Sansiri (Thailand), JUT Living Development (Taiwan), Hong Kong Parkview Group (Hong Kong) and MORI Development (Japan); hoteliers COMO Hotels and Resorts (Singapore), Oberoi (India), and The Peninsular Hotels (Hong Kong); designers WOHA (Singapore), Kerry Hill Architects (Singapore), Wilson Associates (Singapore), Junglim Architecture (Korea), and LRF Designers (Hong Kong). With this in mind, the 2016 salon will see a greater focus on providing a more targeted showcase for property developers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, interior designers, and architects.

M&O ASIA aims at connecting together the interior design communities in Asia- Pacific. In line with the salon’s targeted positioning as a curated platform offering high-end interior design concepts and solutions to property developers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, interior designers, and architects, the works by the 2016 Designer of the Year and the Rising Asian Talents are a reflection of the region’s driving force behind the compelling design scene.

09_M_O ASIA 2015_Courtesy of M_O

Image courtesy of Maison&Objet.

Luzerne Lazy Susan Booth Concept at M_O ASIA 2016_Image courtesy of Luzerne

Concept art of the Luzerny Lazy Susan Booth, which will be part of this year’s showcase at Maison&Objet Asia. Image courtesy of Luzerne.

M_O ASIA 2016_Eichholtz Cafe_Image Courtesy of Eichholtz

Concept art of the Eichholtz Concept Cafe to open at this year’s Maison&Objet Asia. Image courtesy of Eichholtz.