First of all, the year 1995, when Maison & Objet (M.&O.) was created through the fusion of multiple trade shows [Pass, Moving, Tex’styles, Mic, Arts Cuisine et Parallelele]. It was decided to bring them together twice each year. It was a significant and bold move, since the show covers the entire spectrum of decoration and includes all genres. Then there is the year 2000, which saw the creation of “now! design a vivre” [an area of the show dedicated to emerging and next-generation designers].