The artistic Murano glass comes back from Paris with confidence after collecting positive and encouraging signs from international markets at the trade fair Maison et Objet, one of the largest exhibitions dedicated to the house. An international point of reference, as the slogan adopted for this year says, for professionals in the furniture industry, fashion and interior design and a magnet for thousands of international visitors who find in this salon the best productions, news and trends.
Paris hosted the trade fair event January 20 to 24 at the Exhibition Park Paris Nord, Villepinte which was attended by six companies, which have brought the best of excellence, quality, creativity and the Made in Italy under the aegis of Consorzio Promovetro Murano, Managing authority for the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark established by the Region of Veneto, with the support of Veneto Promozione Promotion – the Veneto Region.
“Despite the present economic situation does not allow companies to invest large resources in promotion, the fairs remain a moment of confrontation and a very important window – says Luciano Gambaro, President of Consorzio Promovetro -. Maison et Objet counts thousands of visitors, including architects, interior designers, importers and retail buyers and shops, both French and international. The first feedback received from the companies in Paris is that the general climate in France has improved and that the fear of the attacks is passing; from the economic point of view there was a good flow of visitors and professional traders and despite the Russians are still absent American buyers are coming back. Companies are coming back with encouraging signs from the markets and we hope and look forward for a year that has just started.”
Founded in 1995 and reserved to the professional operators, Maison & Objet is held twice each year in January and September and has an exhibition area of 135,000 square meters, divided into 8 pavilions.
According to data collected by the ICE Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies, it seems that Italy traditionally holds an important role between the suppliers of the transalpine market of furniture, furnishing accessories and lighting items . As for the furniture and their components Italy is in second place (18%) immediately behind China (19%), whereas for the interior decoration with a 13.5% market share, Italy ranks in third place after China (20.7%) and Germany (14.5%). For lights articles and their components, Italy and Germany are placed in first place tied for covering each about 11% of the market.