Oui, Oui! Mesdames et messieurs. One of the best design events of the year is almost there. M&O Paris will run from 20 to 24 January 2017. The event that explores the whole universe of fashion and the house is more than a trade show. Maison et Objet is the focal point of every professional of design, fashion, objects, house and art, and explores each style and the decorative universe. Perfect to make changes, renew ideas, or just to inspire, Maison et Objet Paris is a truly reference for decoration, design trends, concepts and new talents too. Here, we show you the six rising talents of Maison et Objet 2017 from United Kingdom.

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Design is increasingly recognized for its power in the world, and the United Kingdom in particular has the largest sector in Europe and the second largest in the world. This means that are very talent in the UK and a global demand for british design. Let´s present you the six rising talents from the UK nominated by six renowned designers.

Ilse Crawford’s nominee: Marcin Rusak

Marcin Rusak  were born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1987 and situates his work at the intersection of value, ephemerality and aesthetics. He studied at BA in European Studies from University of Warsaw and art programmes at Design Academy Eindhoven, London Royal College of Arts. The creation work of Rusak begs questions, references history and proposes possible future scenarios. He was first trained at the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE), where the designer Ilse Crawford founded the «Man and Well-Being» department. His sense of poetry and the deep knowledge of materials and processes that permeate Marcin Rusak’s lamps and objects made Maison&Objet designer of the year 2016 nomenated him as Rising Talent.

M&O Paris Reveals Its Seven Rising Talents


-Sir Paul Smith’s nominee: John Booth

Started to want to be a textile designer, John Booth was studying Fashion Print at Central St Martins. However, he has since been designing textile prints for Zandra Rhodes, John Galliano, Ashish or Christopher Shannon, and illustrating Menswear collections during Fashion Weeks. Even, one of the highlights of last Milan Fashion Week, Fendi Menswear collection for Spring/Summer 201, John Booth´s coloured characters were all over the pieces designed by Karl Lagerfeld & Silvia Venturini. His work is essentially his practice encompasses collage, experimentation with line, embroidery and textile manipulation.

M&O Paris Reveals Its Seven Rising Talents

Ross Lovegrove’s nominee: Giles Miller

Gilles Miller studied for his BA course in design, and is recognized by  his visionary use of surface materials, from British Airways, Publicis, Selfridges, Ritz-Carlton Hotels to Hermes, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and the London Design Museum. He specialized in the development of surfaces after collaborating with the fashion designer Stella McCartney. Recently Miller presented “Billboards” for Clerkenwell Design Week 2016, in London and with Ross Lovegrove, his Rising Talent Awards mentor, Giles Miller shares a taste for “an organic aesthetic and the composition of Nature as a starting point for our work.”


M&O Paris Reveals Its Seven Rising Talents

Jay Osgerby’s nominee: Sebastian Cox

Sebastian Cox studied Furniture at Lincoln University, followed by an MA in Design.  Due to this, designing and making are the two faces of the trade of him. He founded his workshop and studio in 2010, convinced that the past can be used to design and make the future. Using traditional techniques, incorporating a contemporary aesthetic appealing to modern homes, Sebastian Cox has led him to collaborate with other material experts, various brands and interior designers, manufacturers and retailers. Because of that, he is rising talent of maison objet 2017.

M&O Paris Reveals Its Seven Rising Talents

Nigel Coates’ nominee: Studio Swine

Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves make part of the Studio Swine. The strange name Swine stands for Super, and Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers. They defensors of materials, travelling the world and they have a particular vision for design. They consider design “an agent for change, willing to change the perception of materials by turning waste into luxury”. The work of Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves explores art, design and film and the work of the studio as been exhibited in prestigious institutions like the Victoria&Albert Museum in London, the New York Museum of Art and Design, the Venice Art Biennale and has been acquired by Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Also, the studio swine films have been awarded at Cannes and other festivals.


M&O Paris Reveals Its Seven Rising Talents

Tom Dixon’s nominee: Zuza Mengham

Zuza Mengham degreed in sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art in 2008, and she spent three years

“pretty much constantly in the metal workshop making large steel sculptures”. After that, Mengham worked as a technician for various artists and galleries for the last eight years. Her work is about sculptural objects and installations and she defines her work not as a designer or as an artist, but for her “interest in making spaces out of sculptures or making sculptures that hint towards function”. Over the years, she was drawn to metal and resin, and her sculptures with this material is the point of catalysis. She, like the other designers is a rising talent from Maison Object this year in Paris. 

M&O Paris Reveals Its Seven Rising Talents


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