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Maison announces designer of the year

In September 2017, Maison & Objet, Paris will recognise the talent of interior architect and an designer Tristan Auer

Maison & Objet Paris has announced French designer Tristan Auer as the Designer of the Year for September 2017. Tristan Auer has imagined the scenography for a stand dedicated to his work in Hall 8.

After training with the greatest names in interior and product design (Christian Liaigre and Philippe Starck), Tristan Auer has developed his own style: bespoke creations, featuring a that lends coherence and originality to his creations, which favour user experience and wellbeing: the very point of art de vivre.

In 2002, Tristan Auer established his own firm – Izeu. Since then, he has shown his remarkable understanding of the demanding world of luxury and has completed a wide number of projects worldwide: transforming and renovating exclusive hotels, including Les Bains and the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, designing private villas and apartments in Paris, New York, London, on the island of Mustique and in Oman, imagining showrooms and stands for prestigious brands (Cartier), collaborating with design brands – Pouenat, Contardi, Holly Hunt, Taillardat, Christophe Delcourt, Ozone, etc.

With a meticulous and audacious approach, Tristan Auer mixes styles and eras, pieces by great figures and humbler ones, bold and more faded colours. To him, harmony comes from melange; the key is in the rhythm, as with music.

To design his bespoke, couture-like interiors, Tristan Auer surrounds himself with the best artisans, whose unique know-how certainly contributes to the influence of French style on the international scene.

This is perhaps best exemplified by his renovation of the Hotel de Crillon, for which he only collaborated with French companies and took great care in distributing the work fairly among the various artisans so everyone could show their very best work.

In September 2017, as M&O Paris Designer of the Year, he is set to exhibit his work on a stand entirely dedicated to him, located in Hall 8. Naturally, he decided his scenography would provide a stage for French art de vivre, which combines uncluttered classicism and sensuous modernism. 

After spending days scouting the aisles of the fair, visitors will find there a place to rest and marvel – a magical time-out. Suggested by perfect architectural features (arches), light hues (white and pastel green), and a few vibrant colours, the concept develops around a selection of symbolic elements: a bar in the middle, which brings an element of fun and elegance; a vintage car, symbolising travel; and, to echo his interest in cinema, a series of recesses showing objects in cinematographic compositions.

Maison & Objet Paris will take place September 8-12, 2017.

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