I have exhibited a few times over the years with the BEDG and they are the best. The people who are involved are brilliant and so to are the designers. There is a real atmosphere of being part of a team, Friendships are easily born and I am pretty sure will last a very long time. A unique experience never forgotten.

- Rahim Salam

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Maison&Objet September 2012

07.09.2012 - 11.09.2012

Maison et Objet
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Visit the British European Design Group Contingent at Maison&Objet September 2012 in Hall 8 Aisles B81 - D84.

The twice annual event ‘Maison&Objet’ at the Parc d’Expositions in Villepinte near Charles de Gaulle is one of the most important and successful European events for all sectors relating to interior design including furniture, home furnishings, lighting, tableware and high end gifts as well as consultancy services.

In the home furnishings market the percentages account for 70% accessories and 30 to 35% furniture. More than 5 million different products from 300 000 different brands are usually presented at any edition of the trade fair.

There are about €100 million worth of sales exclusive of tax done on a business-tobusiness level at each event. As this includes the export business generated during the five-days of the fair, these sales do not necessarily reflect only the French but the international markets reached via Paris as well.

The fair – part owned by the British Reed Exhibition Group – has been carefully built up over the years and is strictly vetted to guarantee a maximum of exhibitor quality. It now also incorporates the former Salon de Meubles giving it a monopoly over the entire French interiors sector.

"Maison&Objet is France’s most important trade event for home furnishings, interiors, retailing as well as residential and contract commissions."

Maison&Objet attracts the most important international target audiences with a very strong emphasis on the big national chains and the smaller but very high-end buyers from the French speaking countries of Europe, who do not normally attend either the German or Italian fairs.

For the design-led British SMEs (small and medium sized companies, design studios and design professionals) in the Creative Industries, the participation at Maison&Objet also accesses the very important potential client audiences of French architects, interior designers, specifiers and manufacturers interested in commissioning bespoke products for individual contracts or consultancy services.

For British SMEs in classic tableware, home furnishings, home textiles, giftware and jewellery Maison&Objet is the key fair in continental Europe.

The BEDG first attended Maison et Objet in September 2005, when the BEDG became the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Accredited Trade Organiser (ATO) for the September event. As per 2006 the BEDG has also been acting ATO for the January edition.

The British contingents at Maison&Objet September 2012 are supported by:
UK Trade & Investment

Special Exhibition: Stripcloth Splendours

This summer the British European Design Group, London and the Burkina based non-government organisation SOS-SaveOurSkills present the exhibition ‘Stripcloth Splendours’ as part of the Maison & Objet’s 2012 Animation programme. Drawn from the unique ‘Projet de Tissage’ in Burkina Faso, this exhibition brings together for the first time in France, the story of the ancient textile traditions and heritage of West Africa and its survival in the 21st Century.


Parc des Expositions
93420 Villepinte, France


BEDG Participants: All Lovely Stuff, Blaize Ceramics, Caroline Swift, Denise O'sullivan Ceramics , Eleanor Pritchard, Ella Doran, Eva Sonaike, Flux Stoke-On-Trent, Headsprung Ltd, Kami – Mon, Lessmore Present Giorgio Caporaso Ecodesign Collection, Logical Art Design Ltd, Margo Selby, Matt Pugh Design, Melin Tregwynt Mill, Mumo Ltd, Nick Fraser, Niki Jones, NSM Trading Ltd, One Foot Taller, Peter Ibruegger Studio, Qurz Inc, RST Ltd T/A English Eccentrix, Sarah Heaton, Stamp Rugs, Tactile Wonderland, Tape T/A Record – Play Ltd

Independent Participants: Arco England Ltd T/A True Grace, Ashleigh And Burwood Ltd, Atelier Abigail Ahern, Charlene Mullen Design, Famille Summerbelle Ltd, Get Fresh Cosmetics T/A Bomb, Holistic Silk, Lucky Bird, Plumen Ltd, Rainstick Trading Ltd, Rjb Stone Ltd, Rory Dobner Ltd, Scandi-Chic Uk Ltd, Sterck & Co Ltd, The Renovation Company Ltd, Tyrrell Katz Ltd, Zaida UK Ltd, Stone The Crows

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