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10 September 2021, Paris – Maison&Objet, one of the world’s biggest lifestyle trade events held in Paris, has now resumed following its pause in light of the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For this year’s in-person event, a showcase of 26 “Best of MOM” design products – two of which are Philippine brands – are on exhibit at the heart of the event venue for the duration of the Maison&Objet trade show, which is being held from September 9 to 13, 2021. The Best of MOM list, which was carefully selected by prominent personalities in the global décor sector and by the MOM trend team, include Philippine creations namely the Fiori Lamp by Finali and the Cheque Bench by Zarate.

9 September 2021, Paris: Left Photo: At the Maison&Objet’s MOM village, creations by Philippine design companies Finali and Zarate are two of 26 carefully selected pieces showcased at the Best of Maison&Object and More (MOM) exhibition. Right Photo: First Secretary Christina Rola McKernan of Philippine Embassy and Director and Commercial Counsellor Froilan Pamintuan of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center visit the exhibit on the opening day of Maison&Objet.

MOM, or the Maison&Objet and More, is the digital platform complement of the in-person event that is regularly held in Paris twice a year for almost three decades.

9 September 2021, Paris: Left Photo: Zarate’s Cheque Bench; Middle Photo: Philippine Embassy First Secretary C. Rola McKernan with MOM Project Manager E. Potier, Right Photo: Finali’s Fiori Lamp.

During their visit to the exhibition’s opening day yesterday, First Secretary Christina Rola McKernan of Philippine Embassy in Paris and Director and Commercial Counsellor Froilan Pamintuan of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC Paris) were briefed by the MOM organizers that the selection of the Philippine design pieces were made by prominent names in the international design scene, particularly, French gallery owner and interior designer Jessica Barouch and the founders of Marcante-Testa Italian Design Studio.

As COVID-19 pandemic restrictions still limit the participation of international exhibitors in Maison&Objet, the Philippines continues to be very active in the MOM digital platform, which was, in fact, an innovation that the event organizers conceptualized well before the arrival of the pandemic.

More details about Zarate Manila, Finali, and the rest of Design Philippines, be found here: https://mom.maison-objet.com/en/product/77576/cheque-bench

https://mom.maison-objet.com/en/product/76875/fiori-lamp?selection_id=806

https://mom.maison-objet.com/en/brand/14453/design-philippines-home

Trade buyers are encouraged to register at FAME+, the home of Philippine design excellence here: http://bit.ly/FTSC-ToolKit .END.