Paris Design Week 2017: the design is back
Paris Design Week
September 8, 2017 begins Paris Design Week, this 7th edition promises to be rich and festive again. During 8 days and 4 evenings, La Capitale celebrates design in the prism of innovation and unveils its best addresses to the public, putting in the spotlight some nuggets of designers from around the world.
Barbès-Stalingrad, Opéra-Concorde-Etoile, Les Halles-Marais-Bastille and Saint-Germain-des-Prés. September 8 to 16, 2017, these 4 neighborhoods essential to the life of the traditional design, or emerging, create the event. Shops, galleries, showrooms, hotels, restaurants ... Nearly 200 places are mobilized and present to the public their approach to design through exhibitions, scenography, walks or highlighting products or culinary creations, with a focus on different themes such as Design without borders, Entry in Matters, What is design ... All these things are to be discovered during openings or tours designed for the occasion.
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Paris Design Week echoes Maison et Objet
If many hear about Maison and Objet, few have had the chance to set foot there, necessarily, the show is accessible only to the professionals of the decoration. It is for this reason that there is the Paris Design Week, and that it is played over the same period. Also, for 7 years, the Paris Design Week echoes the praises of the "temple of design" of the Maison et Objet show: Now! Design to Live, haunt of young designers and other publishers, with its exhibition-springboard: Now! Off. Also, from 8 to 16 September 2017 will be exposed various prototypes and unpublished collections of artists, collectives, students from around the world. As the collective Syctom and the models / prototypes of his competition Zero Waste Design, student workshop and public events on the theme of waste management and prevention. Or the interior designer Anne-Astrid Chachignon, from the Maztri agency, which presents "Eclipse", a coffee table or standard, with multiple possibilities (at the Studio des Docks, City of Fashion and Design from 9 to 13 September 2017). Between these same walls, the public will be able to attend, besides, the delivery of Rado Star Prize France Award the Saturday 9th September where will be present many designers.
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For all to enter the march of Paris Design Week
During this special week, all-Paris will live to the rhythm of design inviting the general public to vibrate with him. Still, he must be receptive. So this year the organizers of the event have sought to raise the awareness of the BIG public design, in its broadest definition: we move away from the object design, to propose a few large design agencies to invest houses and busy places and try to discern some of its facets.
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Here are some of the participants:
Worshop invites vegetable designer Alexis Tricoire in the Yves Rocher flagship store (102 avenue des Champs Élysées - 75008 Paris - preview scheduled for September 11), Londsale presents Pepper, a benevolent humanoid robot, September 12 only at 8 rue Lavoisier - 75008 Paris. The Joseph Gallery (6 rue de Braque, 75003 Paris) hosts Arte Faktos de Colombia, 25 creators and designers from Colombia - vernissage announced on September 8th. Ikea also answered this. The sign will outline the main principles of democratic design thanks to a unique staging, imagined by 3 artists. It will preview the fruits of its collaboration with Danish Hay : the Ypperlig collection and many other surprises. For its part, Leroy Merlin, partner of the event, will shed light behind the scenes of his style office. The designers of the brand will dissect the stages of the process of their creations at the Joseph Froissart gallery (7 Rue Froissart, 75003 Paris) and in its Parisian stores. Also, for the occasion, the curious will have access to the site of the next shop Place de la Madeleine, with the secrets of realization of the Guide House (Wednesday 13 September from 10h to 20h).
Design always linked to the art craft
Between design and craftsmanship, yet different, the border can be thin. One feeds on the other and vice versa. Their symbiosis becomes creative. So it is natural that Paris Design Week is honored Art crafts, pointing at the matter, at the origin of everything. So the "shops" of Viaduct of the Arts, with its glass blowers, luthiers and fashion and decoration designers, will be there. Densan, in his showroom of the 1st district of Paris will expose as a tribute to the Washi paper, the creations of artisans Taniguchi Aoya Washi and Ikazaki Shachu. For his part, Elitis presents his wallpaper "Washi", whose effects delight the view and the touch (35 rue de Bellechasse - 75007). British fashion designer Margarett Howel invites her fellow countryman ceramist Nicola Tassie. Tarkett will exceptionally open the doors of its new showroom, designed by 5.5 Design Studio, to the public who will appreciate its collection of PVC tiles, transforming the soil into a space of expression.
A date, a neighborhood!
The evenings and openings of the Paris Design Week will take place:
- Thursday, September 7th, Saint-Germain-Des-Prés
- Friday, September 8, on the Halles-Marais-Bastille side
- Saturday, September 9, on the side of the City of Fashion and Design
- Sunday, September 10th in Barbès-Stalingrad
Find the complete program of the Paris Design Week as well as the participants of the event or the Happy Hours route on the website: www.maison-objet.com/fr/paris-design-week/programme/agenda
You can even download the app to guide you.