Distinctly Lithuanian, yet with a wink to Scandinavian design and made of sustainable materials – Lithuanian furniture and homeware drew attention at this year's Maison et Objet industry fair in Paris.
Maison et Objet (Home and Object) is one of Europe's largest home and decoration fairs and showcased a number of Lithuanian companies, including some offering innovative design or producing traditional home linen products.
For a second time, Enterprise Lithuania, the government's export-promotion agency, brought eight Lithuanian furniture and homeware makers on one platform at the Paris exhibition. Lithuania's innovative and ergonomic furniture and home accessories attracted the attention of visitors and potential business partners.
Glass artist Remigijus Kruikas stood out with modern-looking pieces in vibrant colours. The large stand had mostly decorative and artistic works that would not be out of place in an art gallery.
Several participating Lithuanian companies have large and diversified markets outside Lithuania. The Korean market is still very important for Lithuanian linen products.
“Lithuanian furniture and design companies present high quality and original products at this fair,” said Nerijus Aleksiejūnas, Lithuania's ambassador to France. “I was glad to see a growing interest for Lithuanian products in France.”