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French furniture fair a successful event

French international trade fair MAISON&OBJET has seen a slight increase in visitor numbers.

The international trade fair for the decoration, design and lifestyle sector, which ran from 6-10 September 2019 at the Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, saw visitor numbers grow 0.5% to 76,862.

The September edition that has just drawn to a close saw 3,137 brands showcase their latest creations, with 863 exhibiting for the first time ever.

The trade fair is also becoming an increasingly international event, with 61% of brands heralding from overseas, calling 69 different countries home.

Commenting on the event, organisers said: “This encouraging set of figures in an uncertain economic climate pays tribute to the strategy adopted over the course of the past year: that of organising the offer into two separate hubs, ‘Maison’ and ‘Objet’, in the aim of making the event clearer and more intuitive than ever.

“As the countdown begins to the 25th anniversary celebrations next year, the MAISON&OBJET trade fair maintains its reputation as a global showcase for design.”

MAISON&OBJET is scheduled to run from 17-21 January 2020 and will focus on the topic of regeneration, marking the 25th anniversary of the trade fair.

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