Besides Maison et Objet, Paris Design Week boosts a wide variety of events, exhibitions and special locations that seek to promote design and creativity from all over the world. These take place around the city, especially within Paris’ most vibrant districts: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Les Halles-Marais-Bastille, Opéra-Concorde-Étoile and Barbès-Stalingrad-Saint Ouen. Today, Paris Design Agenda will show you several design experiences you ought to visit in order to have the complete package when it comes to this influential design week.
The Covet Group opened last year a new luxury design space/showroom,Covet Paris. This is the fourth luxury design space of its kind, following similar projects of the Covet Group in New York, London and Oporto.
This is an opulent palace of curated design that’s home to several high-end brands, such as Boca do Lobo, LUXXU, BRABBU, Essential Home, DelightFull, Circu and Maison Valentina. The showroom is open for visits and it is located at 154 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen, Paris-France. Durig Paris Design Week, they will host numerous activities, so you should book a visit.
During Paris Design Week, visitors can experience the Japonismes 2018, a series of exclusive events dedicated to Japan. The high point of the event will be the Eiffel Tower’s new lighting designed by mother-and-daughter lighting gurus Motoko Ishii and Akari-Lisa Ishii to evoke the radiance of the rising sun. Exploring both traditional arts and Japan’s new technology, it will be an event to remember! The Eiffel Tower, lit up in white, adorned with a red rising sun.
Les Ateliers de Paris open up their Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine headquarters to Céline Pelcé, who has created an experimental space artfully combining a gallery and a dining hall. The exhibition will question dining rituals and confront them with the rituals observed during a vernissage. An experience of togetherness where people meet up and interact according to strict pre-established rules. Les Ateliers de Paris is deeply committed to the promotion of young creative professionals.
Designed by Yaël Halberthal and Philippe Zagouri as a 21st-century salon, Salon H is a place where people come to show their work and engage in conversation. At Salon H, visitors will find a highly stimulating new concept, a hub that concentrates on unique experiences and backgrounds. It’s a place you need to visit during this Design Week. Starting 6 September, the Triode Design gallery in Rue Jacob will host Allied Maker for their very first exhibition in Paris.
During Paris Design Week, Italian brand De Padova, which has recently opened a showroom in Rue de la Chaise, in the former Boffi Bains showroom, will present its new products. This year, the brand has chosen to focus on sofas, with two distinct new propositions Blendy and Erei, respectively designed by Omi Tahara and Elisa Ossino. Using round enveloping lines to counterbalance the thinness of the structure, Tahara and Ossino have successfully translated the spirit of the brand’s late founders, Magdalena De Padova and Vico Magistretti.
Boffi Paris continues its transformation and expands its showroom to include a dedicated bathroom space. The two contiguous showrooms – 232 and 234 Boulevard Saint-Germain – provide an 8-metre-long window display opening onto the street. Paris Design Week visitors will have a chance to discover designs created by Piero Lissoni, Keiji Takeuchi and Mikal Harrsen of MA/U Studio for Boffi.
When it comes to mastering the art of color, Atelier Mériguet-Carrère truly becomes the top reference. Labelled Enterprise du Patrimoine Vivant by the French Ministry for the Economy, the brand has delved into its archives and pulled out a palette of 144 colors that you should definitely check out.
A similar approach was taken by the Disderot showroom in Passage Saint-Paul. The exhibition will honor the brand’s models, including some never shown before, from the postwar years. A time that today’s generations have not experienced, but that still sparks a lot of interest from antique lovers. (Re)discover the works of Abraham & Rol, RenéJean Caillette, Pierre Disderot, Roger Fatus, Michel Mortier, Joseph-André Motte, Pierre Paulin, Alain Richard, Olivier Mourgue and Pierre Guariche, that continue to be produced today with the greatest respect for the originals and the savoir-faire of Ateliers Pierre Diderot.
As a whole, Paris Design Week & Maison et Objet reunite the motivation and knowledge of people from all kinds of sectors, from retail to galleries, to showrooms, to hotels and restaurants, in order to conceive the ultimate design experience to its visitors. These events definitely intensify the bonds and value of the Parisian design scene.
Source: My Design Agenda