Maison et Objet Paris is preparing for another great edition with another great name!
Have you heard? Maison & Objet has elected their Designer of the Year for the September edition of 2019 and it is everything you want them to be. We’re of course talking about Laura Gonzalez, the French architect who has been wowing names such as Louboutin and Cartier with her “reworked classical style” a little bit all over the world. Keep reading to see why you can’t miss Maison et Objet Paris this upcoming September.
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The first thing we are told about Laura Gonzalez is based on her belief that “spaces need to have their own soul.” This is what the architect has been translating into her projects ever since she first launched her firm back in 2008.
Not only has Laura Gonzalez been creating new soulful spaces from scratch, the architect has also been redesigning iconic places, adding her own classical and fantastic twist. Such spaces include the Alcazar, Hotel Christine, and the Brasserie La Lorraine in Paris, which have all gained a new soul and re-thought image ever since Laura Gonzalez took over.
On the other hand, 86 Champs, the Manto, the Noto, the Louboutin stores in Barcelona and Amsterdam, and those owned by Cartier in Stockholm, Zurich, and London were all designed from scratch, letting the architect’s mind run free and giving her the opportunity to imbue her own style into these projects.
“I make a point of never doing the same thing twice.”
When designing, or re-imagining a new space, Laura Gonzalez always likes to bring in a fresh approach. This was the case with La Gare, a huge brasserie-style restaurant in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, and the Cartier store on Paris’s rue de la Paix. On the first, numerous references to travel were brought in in reference to the Mediterranean shores. On the Cartier Parisian store, romantic, early 20th-century inspiration took over, creating a store inspired by a Coco Chanel-worthy apartment.
Laura Gonzalez has been able to create these mesmerizing interiors not only by doing what she loves but the way she loves it. This means mixing and matching fabrics, colors, and materials in a way that “there’s always something of interest, no matter where the gaze falls.”
Moreover, the French architect and Designer of the Year of Maison & Objet September edition is also currently working on a new project which aims to be a living showroom where she can welcome clients, craftsmen, journalists, and chefs. Inspired by her Spanish heritage, this living showroom will also feature bespoke furniture from the architect’s new furniture range, featuring sofas, lighting fixtures, and tables.
If you want to have the opportunity to meet Laura Gonzalez and know more about her designs and her story, make sure to attend Maison et Objet Paris this September!
About Maison et Objet Paris – September 2019
Promoting new contacts and emerging talents, MAISON&OBJET presents twice a year the latest sources of inspiration by shedding insight into current and future trends. As a result, the event has become an effective catalyst for brand development and business growth.
This September, from the 6th until the 10th you will be able to visit more than 115 000 square meters of inspiration, where 3000 brands will be putting on display their latest designs from furniture to lighting fixtures, as well as accessories.
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