Full steam ahead for Paris Design Week 2022!
A wave of design is currently rippling right across Paris, announcing the hotly anticipated return of Paris Design Week from 8th to 17th September. Running in parallel to the Maison&Objet trade fair, Paris Design Week gives industry professionals, design enthusiasts and the general public the opportunity to immerse themselves in the very latest trends in design and decoration.
The programme will include the chance to discover up-and-coming talents that are on track to becoming tomorrow’s big names at the Paris Design Week Factory; a series of new Parisian addresses to add to your design musts; a future-focused take on design spearheaded by the Campus des Métiers d’Art & Design at the Académie du Climat, a veritable laboratory showcasing work from the most exciting young design minds; and a gourmet trail by Gault&Millau, this edition’s prestigious partner. After wending their way through the French capital’s streets, all those attending Paris Design Week will be able to feast at the hottest addresses on the Parisian bistronomy by daylight and enjoy cocktails in the evening, district by district, to celebrate a post-summer season fuelled by design.
• With over 300 addresses to choose from, how will you decide where to head?
Whether you’re looking to further refine your collectable design eye, update your little address book of design, get to grips with French design expertise, delve deeper into the universe of “Meta Sensible”, meet up-and-coming design talent, or simply see Paris in a whole new light, Paris Design Week offers everyone with endless enticing ingredients for a truly inspiring stroll.
A word of advice: wear your most comfortable footwear and plan your itinerary well.
This year, enjoy a vibrant experience in the world’s most stunning city by spending 10 days honing your design expertise, all at a cost of absolutely nothing
The Metaverse, the new Eldorado for designers and entrepreneurs
META SENSIBLE, this year’s inspiration theme.
Continuing the underlying thread adopted for the September edition of the Maison&Objet trade fair, Paris Design Week invites us to step inside the kind of world of which we’ve all been dreaming. Hold up a comparative
mirror to the sensorial and intangible, feel the emotion sparked by handcrafted wares and be moved by the sight of a digital work of art destined to be installed in a “Meta” interior, without in any way feeling torn between the two.
What if, in actual fact, rather than having to choose, we could simply bring the real and virtual worlds together as one? Paris Design Week will provide the keys to understanding this previously unseen offering that sees the two worlds mingle and combine, with exhibitions and installations showcasing processes or digital works that can cater to real interiors.
• Paris Design Week Factory
This hive of creativity is where the new generation is set to explore the physical dimension of the Meta Sensible theme.
At the Espace Commines, Emily Marant’s fresh and discerning eye will introduce us to a selection of new design houses that are currently making their mark: 13Desserts, Alice Renaud, Mademoiselle Jo and Noka Design.
• The ELLE DECORATION exhibition
To mark its 35th anniversary, the team behind Elle Décoration has invited 15 international designers, stylists and interior designers to collaborate with a digital or 3D artist. All the pairs have spent the first six months of 2022 designing those famous virtual or “phygital” works known as NFTs, drawing inspiration from their own respective fields.
The space will be staged by Sam Baron, and will notably feature the fruit of collaborations between Aurèce Vettier and Gilles & Boissier, Anthony Authie and Sam Buckley, Charlotte Taylor and Constance Guisset, and Alba de la Fuente and Tom Dixon
- Design For a Wild World, The Campus des Métiers d’art & design at the Académie du Climat
The title of this exhibition has been specifically chosen to echo Victor Papenek’s work “Design for the Real World”, a trailblazing publication that flies the flag for addressing social and environmental concerns and the challenges surrounding sustainability as part of the design process.
After its highly successful inaugural participation in Paris Design Week last year, the Campus des Métiers d’Art & Design, which brings together the French capital’s 8 most eminent design colleges (the École Bleue, the École Boulle, the École Camondo, the École Duperré, the École Estienne, the École professionnelle supérieure d’arts graphiques, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art, and the École des Arts Décoratifs), will set up home at the Académie du Climat alongside 10 top technical colleges to present their students’ most outstanding projects over the course of 5 full days. It will give visitors the opportunity to gauge just how these fledgling designers go about exploring and balancing the links that exist between the real and virtual worlds, and how they challenge production systems, the environment and consumer society through the prism of design.
• The hotel La Louisiane thrusts design centre stage for the second edition of « Bienvenue Design »
Some twenty rooms in this thoroughly unique setting will be occupied by galleries, designers and design houses, who will each showcase their own specific take on historic or contemporary design, embracing the venue’s whimsical vibe.
Designer and architect Harry Nuriev will be the hotel’s guest of honour. Along with his agency Crosby Studio, he is set to produce a collection of furnishings and to work his design magic on numerous spaces within La Louisane, including a bedroom, the inner courtyard, and an upper floor cafeteria, inviting visitors to explore his highly personal perception of this historic hotel.
Highly experienced in 3D imaging technology, Nuriev will also push the boundaries of his project still further by creating a virtual version of La Louisiane.
• Stolen Objects From Under The Sea, by Uchronia and Antoine Billore
The Uchronia collective is side-stepping the world of VR to explore the notion of Meta in its analog form. The exhibition features hundreds of ceramic fish and shells, inviting us to admire the beauty of our oceans and drawing our attention to all the species roaming the seabed that are gradually becoming endangered. Numerous vintage pieces from Vallauris, meticulously assembled by Antoine from Stolen Objects From My Exes, form a surrealist backdrop for contemporary creations designed by Uchronia, which appear to have grown from our memories. These pieces, like relics from the sea, resemble anemones, starfish and more, and are all imbued with the very best French craftsmanship
For all those keen to explore some of the treasures hidden within the French capital’s monuments
This is where Paris Design Week truly plays its charm card.
It is the cherry on the cake that can turn the simplest of strolls into a delightful moment of discovery. With a helping hand from France’s Centre of National Monuments, visitors will be invited to admire one-of-a-kind creations staged in Parisian venues that have been totally transformed, or that are aren’t usually open to the public. When contemporary design strikes up a dialogue with endless centuries of history, it is simply metamorphosed, becoming thoroughly universal.
• The exhibition staged by interior designer Isabelle Stanislas at the Hôtel de Sully
Straddled between the courtyard and garden, it exerts a push and pull between indoors and outdoors, whilst the use of architectural follies and new modular pieces of furniture sparks curiosity. The installation invites us to explore a sensory story, looking, touching, hearing, seeing and smelling, in a subtle nod to the allegories that feature on the building’s facades.
• The third edition of “Design sur Cours”
In partnership with Les Ateliers de Paris. The Marais’ majestic townhouses and their bare stone or tree-filled courtyards will provide a backdrop for some thoroughly original and truly monumental installations. Alexis Tricoire at the Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris, the Interprofession de la Filière Forêt-Bois for the Centre-Val de Loire region at the Bibliothèque Forney, and other design names at the Hôtel d’Albrey, the Hôtel de Coulanges and the Hôtel de Soubise
For all those keen to discover international design without having to venture beyond the Parisian ring road
Be inspired by other cultures, broaden your horizons, watch borders melt away. In this post-COVID period, we’re all dreaming of new places, making this the perfect time to invite overseas methods, techniques and expertise into the French capital. Travel the world for a day or two without the need for your passport, taking careful note of each destination should you want to carry on exploring at a later date.
Laurel Parker and Paul Chamard, former artists-in-residence at the Villa Kujoyama in Japan, will be at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature with their Inside Outside exhibition.
Parker and Chamard have been working together under the Laurel Parker Book brand since back in 2011. Their collaborations with artists and design houses transcend from traditional book work, and employ a multitude of age-old techniques from across a wide spectrum of disciplines.
Inside Outside recreates a traditional Japanese environment, inspired by staging seen in the country’s museums, heritage sites, theatres and films. Supported by fine wooden frames, each element is made from Japanese
Washi paper, transformed using traditional techniques.
These dainty and delicate objects, which include Tetra Pak packaging, clothing, partitions and printed patterns inspired by the Japanese outdoors, clearly draw on the experiences the pair amassed in Japan
- The Netherlands’ Rising Talents at l’Atelier Néerlandais
The September edition of the Maison&Objet trade fair will reward 6 Dutch designers and fine craft artists within the framework of its Rising Talent Awards, and Paris Design Week will simultaneously be shining a light on their work right in the heart of the French capital. Hand-picked by a prestigious all-female jury comprising Hella Jongerius, Wieki Somers, Kiki Van Eijk and Ineke Hans, these up-and-coming design talents have already demonstrated their cosmopolitan, contemporary and poetic heritage. Four solo designers and two design duos will all take centre stage: Hanna Kooistra, Ruben Hoogvliet and Gijs Wouters from Atelier FIG, Théophile Blandet, Seok-Hyeon Yoon, Vera Meijwaard and Steven Visser, Simone Post, and fine craft artist Sanne Terweij.
What is it that makes this young generation so different from all those that have gone before? Undoubtedly a stronger desire to collaborate and a more critical view of the world’s consumer systems. “They are more focused on the ecological side of the industry and on the social impact of design,” explains Wieki Somers.
Portuguese design will be placed on a pedestal with the “Métamorphose” exhibition at the Joseph Minimes Gallery.
Spearheaded by the “Made in Portugal Naturally” label as part of the Year Of France in Portugal, the exhibition paints a picture of Portugal that looks way beyond manufacturing, and underscores the country’s creative capacity in the spheres of art, design and innovation. Staged by French-Portuguese designer Christophe de Sousa, the exhibition illustrates the creative prowess of numerous design talents, including design houses such as Vista Alegre, Viúva Lamego and WeWood.
See also: a celebration of American design at the Triode Gallery with Studio PELLE; or a peek at a selection of collectibles with Bordeaux’s newly founded Revel Gallery, which will be filling the Paris Design Week Factory with pieces from the likes of Xanthe Somers (Zimbabwe), Jan Ernst de Wet (South Africa), Humberto da Mata (Brazil), Estelle Yomeda (Togo/France) and Mauro Frazāo (Brazil); or the brand-new Every Day Life collaboration designed by Britain’s Paul Smith for Italian design house De Padova, featuring furniture and design accessories that blend Smith’s punchy and colourful world with De Padova’s eye for Italian excellence.
There’s the opportunity to admire plenty of Scandinavian talent, too, with the new Vega chair and the Foyer collection from Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen, the iconic design pieces from Danish design house Carl Hansen & Søn’s current collection, and Swedish Secrets, who will be lifting the veil on contemporary Swedish design at the Swedish Institute in Paris. Over 40 eco-conscious designers, architects and fashion designers are set to invite design enthusiasts and industry professionals to the French capital’s Swedish Institute, where they will be hosting showrooms, meet-ups and seminar
For all those keen to Go French or Go Home when seeking out outstanding craftsmanship
Ooh la la! Everyone knows that France boasts a global reputation for craftsmanship that is truly second to none.
The country counts numerous trades that are attracting ever-increasing numbers of young people, all keen to embark on less run-of-the-mill vocational careers that offer huge potential. We consequently thought it was about time we placed them centre stage! We are absolutely delighted to give visitors the opportunity to (re)discover some of the brands that continue to hand their expertise down from generation to generation, along with the designer whose workshops continuing breathing life into the country’s artisan crafts.
• “Psychanalyse d’un meuble à quatre pattes”
The exhibition presented by French furniture association l’Ameublement français at the Hôtel de la Monnaie. It is based on an original idea by Vincent Darré and celebrates the work of high-end French furnishing manufacturers.
Working with wood, metal, gold leaf, lacquer, leather and even textiles, France’s Manufactures de Haute Facture design and create bespoke, unique and outstanding furniture and decorative pieces for the most exceptional design projects. Techniques and materials are reinvented at will as each manufacturer’s inspiration is shaped by collaborations with architects, stylists, artists and designers, resulting in ever-more creative pieces for projects right across the world.
• As well as being one of the country’s major heritage sites, Le Mobilier National is also a leading player on the country’s design scene
Its Design and Research Workshop (ARC – Atelier de Recherche et de Création) promotes contemporary design right across France. With this in mind, the institution is set to unveil two of its latest projects at Paris Design Week in September. The newly designed chair for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) will be exclusively presented at Le Mobilier National. Patrick Jouin is the creative brains behind this new piece, which is destined to adorn the Oval Room at the Richelieu site. Prototyped by the ARC and produced by Basque manufacturer Alki, the chair will be made available to the public in October 2023.
The EIDOS XXI collection from Benjamin Graindorge and Valérie Maltaverne (YMER & MALTA design studio) will also be unveiled at Le Mobilier National. Drawing inspiration from nature, it comprises a desk, a bookshelf and lighting.
It has also been prototyped by the ARC, and showcases traditional expertise, including marquetry, cabinet making, saddlery and porcelain, blended with new technology
“Fragments”, the collection of furniture and objects crafted from Seine marble, designed by Anthony Guerrée and edited by M éditions, will be on show at The Corbusier Foundation. The duet with M éditions and the designer Anthony Guerrée explores two true heavyweights: Greek architecture and Le Corbusier. Guerrée’s work is rooted in both ancient history and the foundations of modernity itself.
He serves up a spectacular take on these two core elements with help from Les Marbreries de la Seine, who supplied him with stunning remnants of solid marble that were too small to be used for crafting interiors. Carrying history forward in this way would have simply been mission impossible without the help and dexterity of the marble masons who worked alongside him on the project, each breathing life into these static volumes and revealing the marble’s raw beauty.
The “Fragments” collection features a variety of functional furniture and objects, ranging from a coffee table to a pencil box, a chaise longue to a trinket dish, and a console table to a floor lamp. Presenting “Fragments” at Maison La Roche – a masterpiece designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, and currently The Corbusier Foundation’s HQ – is of tremendous symbolic importance for Anthony Guerrée.
The designer’s creations interact with their surroundings, and are revealed and enhanced by the constantly changing play of light and shadow, that is so loved by the iconic architect.
Not to miss: Faiencerie Georges’ stunning Bleu Nuit collection on show in their store on Rue Charlot (Paris 3); Horizon, an exhibition and sale organised by fine crafts concept store Empreintes, which invites us to reflect on and tune into new sensations, almost flirting with the boundaries of reality, with a selection of everyday objects and extra-special pieces that encourage us to look at the world from a different angle; and the pop-up cafe hosted by Jars, which plunges us into the world of its handcrafted wares and innovations. This fleeting installation will see the artisans’ techniques and the brand’s universe brought to life in an upbeat and sociable “ceramic cafe”, with Jars inviting us to discover its creations, designed and hand-crafted in its workshops in France where a passion for clay and exquisite workmanship is handed down through the generation
For all those keen to update their little black book of design
Who knows whether it is simply a lucky coincidence or the result of carefully timed campaigns, but Paris Design Week seems to be THE date on which the entire design and interiors industry opens its new showrooms and stores. And that makes it a must-attend event for anyone keen to be the first to get their hands on the very latest design pieces.
• Cosentino City Malesherbes
The Spanish group, which is the world leader in the production and distribution of innovative and sustainable surfaces for architecture and design, will unveil its two new collections of ultra-compact surfaces, Dekton© Kraftizen and Dekton© Onirika, in a 450 m2 space.
Will be opening the doors of its brand-new showroom on rue du Bac in the 6th arrondissement.
For all those keen to compile their very ownartsy curiosity cabinet
Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind world that flirts with the boundaries of art, inviting you to contemplate, query and be amazed. Homes can be exciting spaces where we can play around with contrasting pieces, accumulate objects, and collect fabulously quirky finds to create our very own mini museums that are thoroughly personal and totally unique.
• The Finnish Institute
Which is set to showcase the fun and surprising collection of pieces from designer Hanna Anonen, winner of Design Forum Finland’s Young Designer of the Year Award in 2021. Anonen is a multi-faceted designer whose work includes graphic design as well as designing spaces, furniture and everyday objects. Her creations are a celebration of bold colours and always place her material of choice, painted wood, centre stage. Her daring and quirky style, which has earned her recognition on the international stage, injects new life into the otherwise understated and minimalist traits of Finnish design, using geometric shapes, rhythm and colours to communicate joy, happiness and wonder.
• The Sismann Gallery
Historian and art dealer Gabriela Sismann specialises in Renaissance sculpture. She has had premises on the French capital’s Quai Voltaire for twenty-five years, and collecting antique jewellery has always been one of her passions. A while ago, she came up with the idea of upcycling old brooches, keys and even buttons and turning them into pieces of jewellery, almost like portable works of art, offering a modern take on the past. During Paris Design Week, she will present a necklace crafted from an outstanding piece of silver thread embroidery dating back to the seventeenth century mounted on silver-plated brass.
• The stylists’ itinerary: So, what is the French Touch, exactly?
Without a doubt, it is leading French stylists’ outstanding ability to blend elegant style with effortless chic and then convey that through furnishings. Charlotte Bilgens, Jean-Pierre Tortil, Chahan Minhassian, Laura Gonzales (who is opening her own gallery) and Christophe Delcourt are all set to showcase the one-of-a-kind worlds upon which their success has been built, providing a springboard for prestigious projects right across the world
• The David Zwinner gallery
One of the three leading contemporary art galleries in Paris is taking part for the first time ever!
For this brand-new edition, the Intramuros Café will be welcoming visitors in a colour-packed setting specially staged by Vitra. Visitors will be able to admire a carefully curated selection of objects crafted in Paris and beyond,
have a chat with our journalists, attend the Paris Design Week x Intramuros talks, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee in this hub for discovery and exchange!
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Les Vanités des poules par CAMILLO BERNAL
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MAISON DE VACANCES
MAISON SARAH LAVOINE
MANUFACTURES EMBLEM PARIS
MARIANNE GUELY STUDIO
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THOMAS DELAGARDE STUDIO
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TOULEMONDE BOCHART RASPAIL
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Paris Design Week’s Partners
France Design Week is the country’s annual festival of French design.
During 3 full weeks each September, all the events that aim to promote the diversity and vitality of design across France are brought together under the France Design Week label.
The label shines a light on the omnipresent nature of design by inviting industry professionals, the general public and design enthusiasts to attend a variety of events in every region of France (exhibitions, conferences, evening events, etc.) and to take a closer look at the work of design agencies, freelancers, businesses and design schools.
Just like Paris Design Week, which celebrates design in the French capital, the rest of France will also be embracing the opportunity to champion design in all its forms, and the challenges and contexts surrounding its production.
This key event on the French design calendar runs from 7th to 28th September 2022.
Miss it, miss out!
Galerie Joseph was founded in 2008 by artist, designer and entrepreneur Michael Timsit.
Today, the group manages over 25 different venues located primarily in the Marais. They not only host major cultural events each year, such as Paris Design Week or the contemporary photography festival ImageNation, but also exhibit the work of contemporary artists from both France and overseas.
As an art lover and enthusiastic collector, Michael Timsit was keen to keep this cultural buzz alive by launching a digital magazine focusing on all the players who are questioning and challenging our vision of the world. Turning the spotlight on design, architecture, art, photography, fashion, travel, gastronomy and trends, Acumen magazine has been created with the desire to disseminate knowledge, showcase expertise and share unique
and unparalleled experiences.
Throughout Paris Design Week, official partner Galerie Joseph and Acumen magazine will share content via their social media platforms and in Acumen magazine
Paris Capitale de la Création is back again this year with its sights firmly set on projecting Paris onto the global stage as the go-to city for everything design-related.
Fashion, design, art, photography, culture, technology… Paris boasts an exceptionally rich and diverse design-led ecosystem. It is a hotbed of trade fairs, events, talents, retail outlets, galleries, workshops and opportunities to do business. Assisted by its community of members and partners who are all key players on the design scene, including the major Parisian trade fairs, Paris Capitale de la Création highlight the very best of the creative industries. It is with great pride that Paris Capitale de la Création counts Paris Design Week as one if its preferential partners, as this is an event that makes a huge contribution to making the French capital’s design expertise truly shine.
The Office of Design, Fashion and Fine Crafts (BDMMA – Bureau du Design, de la Mode et des Métiers d’art) implements the City of Paris’s policy dedicated to creative professions. It runs a number of different initiatives that help emerging and established firms and designers to develop and grow their businesses.
Liaising with corporate and institutional partners, the Office federates and coordinates the Parisian design and local manufacturing ecosystem, helping the creative professions expand their reach right across France and beyond. It was consequently only natural that the Office should wish to work hand-in-hand with Paris Design Week, something it has done since the very beginning. Together, they launched the call for projects for the “Design sur Cours” itinerary, and several venues across the City of Paris, including museums, libraries, parks and gardens, have since got behind the design sector by showing their support for this event.
Founded by Julien Haussy, a design and architecture enthusiast, Espaces Atypiques opened its first-ever agency in the heart of the Marais neighbourhood of Paris in 2008.
Today, Espaces Atypiques is the country’s leading network of estate agencies specialising in unconventional properties, and currently has 66 agencies in 56 departments across France.
Above all, Espaces Atypiques is a brand with a unique personality, underpinned by an unparalleled vision of property that revolves around an emotional experience. Ranging from loft-style apartments, artists’ workshops, barges, homes designed by architects, blank canvases and contemporary properties to properties with views, apartments with outdoor spaces, or old homes that are ripe for renovation, all the must-have properties that feature on their books reflect to their expertise and the passion they share with their clients for decoration, design and architecture.
The network’s agencies, which are all decidedly unconventional and often refurbished by leading architects, have always embraced artists with open arms, regularly hosting vernissages and exhibitions in order to endorse and promote artistic creation and contemporary design. 2022 marks the first-ever year of partnership between Espaces Atypiques and Paris Design Week, with the three Parisian agencies (Espaces Atypiques Paris Rive Droite, Espaces Atypiques Paris Rive Gauche and Espaces Atypiques Paris Ouest) taking no convincing to join the movement, as the issues surrounding changes in lifestyles and interiors are deeply embedded in the brand’s DNA.
LinkedIn: Espaces Atypiques
For 25 years, Maison&Objet organised by SAFI (a subsidiary of Ateliers d’Art de France and RX France), has been engaging with and bringing together the international design, home decor and lifestyle communities.
Maison&Objet’s trademark? Its unique ability to generate connections and accelerate business, both during trade fairs and via its digital platform, but also through its unique talent for highlighting trends that will excite and inspire the home decor world. Maison&Objet’s mission is to reveal talent, spark connections and provide inspiration, both on and offline, thereby helping businesses grow. Through two yearly trade fairs for industry professionals and Paris Design Week, a public event in September that brings the creative energy of designers and brands together in the City of Light, Maison&Objet is the go to platform for the entire interior design sector. Unveiled in 2016 Maison&Objet and more, or MOM, enables buyers and brands to continue their conversations all year round, launch collections and create connections beyond physical meetings. The weekly roundup of exciting new finds constantly stimulates business across the sector.
To take things even further, the Maison&Objet Academy now provides industry professionals with an exclusive web channel that broadcasts monthly content focusing on training and on deciphering market trends Our social media platforms, meanwhile, keep all those design discoveries going by engaging daily with an active community of almost one million members on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing, WeChat and TiKTok As the spearhead of Paris as the capital of creativity, Maison&Objet is a catalyst for positioning Paris as one of the world’s leading. design centres
About Paris Design Week
Created by Maison&Objet in 2010, Paris Design Week was set up to generate a buzz across the French capital every September and help the general public and industry professionals make new design-led discoveries whilst raising their awareness of current thinking across the design, decor and lifestyle sector.
Organised in parallel to the Maison&Objet trade fair, the Paris Design Week trail brings the entire design world together by promoting discovery and encounters, taking in showrooms, stores and galleries as well as institutions such as museums or design colleges.
Shining a light on rising talents, Paris Design Week serves as a springboard for up-and-coming designers, giving them the opportunity to exhibit their work against the stunning backdrop of the French capital.
Paris Design Week also gives families, design lovers and those with inquiring minds the opportunity to experience a different side to Paris via freely accessible installations that pop up in cultural venues across the city, specially created by designers.
Punctuated by vernissages and talks, Paris Design Week places sociability and interaction centre stage, giving industry professionals and the general public the opportunity to come face to face and to share everything that constitutes the very essence of design where the worlds of commerce and culture meet. Follow Paris Design Week on social media