February 17, 2016

Three talks we can’t wait to hear at Maison&Objet Asia 2016

Maison&Objet Asia’s Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit remains key to the show’s commitment of bringing together the best design talents of the Asia-Pacific region

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MAISON&OBJET ASIA’s Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit has been extremely popular among the visitors, with a consistent turnout of around 2,800 attendees in each of the last two editions. Featuring leaders and innovators in design, the summit’s past speakers include Tom Dixon, Kelly Hoppen, Paola Navone, Neri&Hu, Kenneth Cobonpue, Joyce Wang and Kelly Cheng.

This year, the Interior Design and Lifestyle Summit will hold up to 20 sessions of talks featuring some of the most sought-after personalities and projects in the hospitality industries. The 2016 programme will put a strong focus on region-based speakers to provide the audience with an insider perspective on the intricate development of the Asia-Pacific market.

With this in mind, M&O ASIA 2016 has invited major design media including Architecture Media (Australia), Design Anthology (Hong Kong), FORM (Singapore) and (China) to moderate talks and discussions with property developers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, interior designers, and architects.

One such example is Australia with Interior Design Duo Paul Hecker and Hamish Guthrie on the very Best of Interior Design.

Keynote speakers Michael Young and Maison&Objet Asia Designer of the Year, André Fu will be giving talks on the link between brand and design and the modern Asian sensibility, respectively.

Filipino designer Stanley Ruiz, who is included in the 2016 class of M&O Rising Asian Talents, is also scheduled to join Burel founder Isabel Costa and Via Architecture, Ltd. owner Frank Leung in a conversation on weaving craft back into interiors.

These thought-leaders anchored in the Asia Pacific region have projects and experiences that span the globe. Maison&Objet Asia is set to run from March 8 to 11 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore. For a complete schedule of the talks and discussions, visit the Maison&Objet website.

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