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Design in all its forms at Paris Design Week and Maison&Objet

Running through September 16, ten days dedicated to the latest trends

Design in all its forms at Paris Design Week and Maison&Objet
By Editorial Staff -

September in Paris is about to come alive with design, decoration, and furnishing accessories, in many cases fueled by the environmental and sustainability concerns of creative emerging designers. Beginning September 7, the French capital is the first to kick off the fall season of international architecture and design events, with the traditional five-day Maison&Objet (closing September 11) and the ten-day Paris Design Week (closing September 16).

The theme chosen for the historic Maison&Objet this year is Enjoy, a word that embodies the momentum and vitality of the post-pandemic period, while also expressing an approach to life that balances fun and lightheartedness. And this is reflected in the offerings on show, which, dominated by color, experimentation, and extravagance, are an invitation to the imagination. The fall edition of the exhibition is also seeing the introduction of a number of new themed sections, all of them sharing a focus on physical and psychophysical wellbeing, and harmony with nature, highlighting the value of the latest trends in hospitality as well as wellbeing innovations for the home.

One of the installations that best expresses the idea of Enjoy is Think Pink, designed by Uchronia in the Orangerie of the Hôtel de Sully. This multidisciplinary collective set up by Julien Sebban is inviting us to explore colors, patterns, and shapes as part of a joyous celebration of traditional French savoir-faire. The collective’s first outdoor collection is also on display in the hotel’s garden.

The bold, colorful creations of ceramicists, glassmakers, fabric designers, and lighting manufacturers all take centerstage at the Re-Création event.


Paris Design Week


September in Paris means celebrating design in all its forms, with Paris Design Week bringing together schools, emerging young talents, art and design galleries, decorators, established designers, publishers, museums, and institutions. Forecasts for this 13th edition point to at least 450 exhibitors in around 350 locations along with nine themed pathways. The result is a showcase for as many different forms of design as possible.

And this year the event is spilling over into a fourth Parisian district, with Palais Royal-Place des Victoires-Pigalle now also hosting events alongside the traditional locations of Opéra-Concorde-Etoile, Marais-Bastille-République, and Rive Gauche.

Besides being an opportunity to meet artists, institutions, and schools showcasing cultures and traditions from all over the world, Paris Design Week is also an excellent time to discover places that have just opened or that you haven’t yet visited. A number of studios and ateliers, for example, have recently moved to Paris or opened new galleries in the city. A few examples include Pierre Lacroix, which recently opened a gallery at 174 Boulevard Saint Germain. Italian-British designers Giopato & Coombes have also set up a temporary gallery at 21 Rue Bonaparte for exhibiting some of its most characteristic lighting creations, the product of the Venetian mastery of glass and cutting-edge lighting technology.

And speaking of art galleries, growing numbers are now participating in Paris Design Week, aware that the line between art and design is thin if not, sometimes, imperceptible. The event will therefore see the debut of the Jean-Marc Lelouch gallery, for example, which is coming to Paris with works by collaborating artists, Romain Barré, Thomas Lelouch, and Clémence Mars. Other galleries include the Tajan, Carole Decombe, and hors-séries.


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Location: Paris, France
Maison&Objet date: from September, 7th to September, 11th
Paris Design Week date: from September, 7th, to September 16th

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