A Virtual Tour of our Stand at Maison et Objet in Paris
I got back from our first trade show in 2 years this week. The International home & gift show Maison et Objet in Paris.
It was an exhausting but great trip - and it was so rejuvenating to be back in the physical world - after 2 years of being online only. I love seeing customers face to face and we met so many lovely boutiques and concept stores from France and beyond. Excited for all our new stockists and potentials!
There are so many logistics to figure out for a show - let alone one that is abroad. When I learned it would cost over £2K just to get the furniture and stock to Paris, I decided the only way to get there was to drive it myself..! (We have just started leasing a fully electric company car, so this was throwing it into the deep-end to test the range & ease of charging - not to mention driving on the wrong side..)
But we managed it - along with the help of my wonderful Mum, we got the stand set up in record time, and I loved our new displays, which I'd spent the last few months planning and painting.
Join me for a little virtual tour of our booth in Smart Gift.
Trade Shows are a TONNE of effort and expense but it was great to bring the brand to life in a physical space.
Watch this space for the next event - maybe a Chasing Threads pop-up shop ✖️