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Maison Paris opens today!

The design-led Paris show, which runs through January 26, will deliver more than 450 exciting brands. See a summary of what's new and who to look out for below

At this January’s Maison & Objet, Paris, expect to see expanded Scenes d’Interieur and Design a Vivre. The whole of Hall 8 will be given over to Scenes d'Interieur Paris' presentation of the latest collections from major manufacturers and international design companies with 50 exhibitors.

In Hall 7, Scenes d'Interieur Gallery will bring together some exceptional creative professionals whose work lies at the crossroads of craftsmanship, art and design.

Now! Design à Vivre sets a new record with more than 250 brands in Hall 7.

For this edition, the Maison & Objet Observatoire takes you off on an adventure! Head for the Forum d'Inspirations in Hall 7 and walk on the wild side with the 'Wild' theme.

Here’s a rundown of what tableware companies will be showcasing at the show:

Royal Crown Derby
Hall 7 Stand K172

English fine bone china perfectionist, Royal Crown Derby has moved to Hall 7 and will present brand new pattern introductions for 2016, a stunning selection of coupe shapes and its exemplary bespoke offering to international media, retailers, luxury hospitality representatives and interior designers.

Hall 5A Stand M2 / 01

Sambonet will deliver an array of new novelties, but one of the main focuses will be on the special nano-ceramic painting that has been applied to the classics of Sambonet designs, such as the Gio Ponti Centrepiece and Tray, as well as the Domus Candlelabra. Fluo, Leather and Cement join the stainless steel range and the precious variation Gold and Black of the Gio Ponti centrepiece.

LSA International
Hall 6 Stand G12 / H11

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, LSA International will unveil its most ambitious collection to date… the Spring/Summer 2016 designs reflecting and respecting the brand’s design heritage. In addition to its anniversary collection Celebrate, a range of handmade drinkware, LSA International pays homages to five materials that are central to the brand’s aesthetic over the past five decades - glass, porcelain, wood, leather and enamelled steel. And the new collections offer modern interpretations of drinkware, tableware and accessories.

Julia Knight
Hall 5A Stand M26

American brand Julia Knight will introduce a first for the company at Ambiente 2016 - new high-fire ceramics that are microwave and dishwasher safe.
The Bloom Collection includes a range of floral and foliage-inspired serving bowls, cake plates and platter. Think a gorgeous ensemble of blooms handcrafted and hand-painted by artisans in Portugal and decorated with sumptuous signature colours and layered designs.

Richard Brendon
Hall 7 Stand I78

London-based designer Richard Brendon will deliver his first-ever crystal barware collection to the international community after unveiling at London Design Festival in the summer. A contemporary cut crystal barware collection, Diamond marks the introduction of new materials into the Richard Brendon collection and the development of a complete tabletop offering. Richard continues to focus on collaborating with the best traditional craftsmen in the world to produce contemporary but timeless objects.

Hall 4.1 Stand C15

Made of fine coloured porcelain, Charme is aimed at both restaurants and households. The colours, which include pink, green and grey, reflect the Italian manufacturing tradition and are ideal for customers who care about creating a cosy interior. The company will also present its new and contemporary porcelain shape, Resort.

Hall 6 Stand D51

Fine bone china mug specialist Dunoon will deliver a number of shapes and designs. Sheikh is an eye-catching set of three designs on Dunoon's Lomond fine bone china mug shape. The designs, are inspired by iconic shapes and colours from Arabian countries and are made special by the addition of rich metallic gold enhancing the intricate patterns. Others will be introduced.

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