Greensboro, N.C. - International trade show Maison & Objet announced the suspension of its American and Asian editions to concentrate on its Paris-based events.
In an press release posted at maison-objet.com Nov. 15, officials said after three editions of M&O Asia and two iterations of M&O Americas, the climate has “been proven challenging, especially in difficult market conditions, to bring an all-embracing offer of brands to fully meet the expectations of buyers, interior designers and key influencers, in particular those who are used to visiting the Paris editions of Maison&Objet.
"It is in this context that we have made the difficult decision to suspend our events in Singapore and Miami Beach in 2017 and 2018, a period during which we will take the necessary time to rethink our international development strategy."
Maison & Objet Americas launched in 2015.
“By developing our concept in Singapore and Miami Beach, our ambition was to accompany our clients in growing regional markets, to provide local brands with the opportunity to benefit from a high added value event and to create, by doing so, regional hubs for the interior decoration, design and lifestyle sectors,” said Philippe Brocart, managing director of SAFI, organizer of the trade fairs.
In a release, SAFI noted that it sends its deepest gratitude to all the exhibitors who took part in the previous Asian and American editions, the various summit speakers and designers who contributed to the memorable experience of these events, as well as the different institutions and local partners whose passion and support ensured the smooth running of Maison&Objet’s international editions.
“In Singapore our thanks go to the Singapore Tourism Board, the Marina Bay Sands and the Design Singapore Council; and in America, we would like to thank: the City of Miami Beach, the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Greater Miami & Convention Visitors Bureau,” Brocart said.
The next Maison & Objet will be held Jan. 20-24 in Paris. The full announcement can be read here.