Maison & Objet starts today and takes place in France as every year. This year, however, they have come up with an iPhone App and have a facebook page to update you with all the details and events taking place.
This year’s Designer of the Year is Odile Decq, an award-winning French architect and academic. She is the leading architect at the Paris firm, Odile Decq Benoît Cornette, Architectes-Urbanistes or ODBC Architectes.
“Partnered with Benoît Cornette, international renown came early in 1990 with a first major contract from the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes. It’s the birth of a new hope arising which blasted crusty old conventions. In 1996, the firm’s innovative work was awarded the gold Lion at the 6th Mostra in Venice. Since, Odile Decq recently designed the MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome) in 2010 as well as the restaurant in Paris’s Opera Garnier in 2011 and the FRAC (Regional Foundation for Contemporary Art) in Rennes, Brittany, in 2012.”