Roaring into its Twenties

For five days in September, more than 69,000 visitors thronged the aisles of the Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, and other signs of two decades of growth are evident everywhere: the expansion of M&O Projets throughout Hall 8; the growing value of Now! Le Off, a satellite springboard for up-and-coming international designers; and the overlapping buzz of activity surrounding Paris Design Week, which was further bolstered by 50 new participants and the addition of new districts between Barbès and Stalingrad.

Having shed its ungainly teen years, Maison+Objet is looking bright and ready to face the world.