Monocle on Design

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8 September 2015

Episode 204

29 minutes

David Plaisant takes in the sights, sounds, trends and industry insights of the Maison & Objet design fair as it marks its 20th anniversary. We hear from its director general Philippe Brocart who oversaw a major shake-up this year and speak to Rolf Hay from design brand Hay in Copenhagen, Giulio Iacchetti of Internoitaliano and pet furniture specialists MiaCara from Nuremberg.

8 September 2015

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Philippe Brocart, director general of Maison & Objet

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We hear from Philippe Brocart, director general of Maison & Objet on how to strike the right balance between product variety and visitor experience.

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Danish dominance

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Danish design brands dominate but watch out for the eye-watering prices. We hear from Rolf Hay, co-founder of Hay and Niels Strøyer Christophersen of Frama.

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Internoitaliano

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From brooms to cabinets, Internoitaliano’s lines exude an unmistakable Italian charm that is in no way clichéd. Here we hear from founder Giulio Iacchetti, followed by fellow designer Dario Gaudio.

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It’s a dog’s life

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We speak to Sebastian Zweig, founder and director of pet-centric German design brand MiaCara as his firm launches a new line – for cats.

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