THE DESIGN EVENT THAT’S OPEN TO ALL
Sept. 3-12, 2020
The complete universe of MAISON&OBJET in Paris
nusual venues, exclusive exhibitions, iconic artworks and designs and exceptional people. 10 days of design, art, fashion, culture… and celebrations!
+ 100 EVENTS
Paris Design Week, it’s also VERTBOIS
PARIS’ LIVELY NEW CREATIVE HUB
30 of today’s most visionary venues, concept stores, restaurants, galleries and ephemeral exhibitions.
THE MAIN EXHIBITION
Sept. 5-10, 2019
46 rue du Vertbois, 75003 Paris
LE OFF, A SPRINGBOARD FOR NEW TALENTS
LE OFF takes over Vertbois bringing with it an entire generation of millennial creatives and designers. Around fifty young talents from all over the world will be waiting to show you their prototypes and original new collections.
Though the “(RE) GENERATION!” theme of the fair gives you the keys to understand this new context, Paris is already living in tune with the latest consumer trends. Here’s our ideal tour of the city.
Does a funky take on healthy tempt you? Ava Farhang advocates for the concept of a healthy mind in a fun environment. Yes, you can like healthy seeds and grains and good home cooking, too, and this is just what this new spot on the Left Bank wants to show us. Chef Jenny Boniton cooks up delicious, cross-cultural vegetarian or vegan cuisine by taking inspiration from the many flavors of the world. And here’s some good news: you can dine all day, from noon to midnight, and small bites to share (kaho pad sapparot, baba ganoush, and more) can be savored alongside stunning cocktails such as the Goji-berry and litchi Spritz.
The famous online flea market, where you can uncover cult vintage pieces, such as a Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy or the B32 chair by Marcel Breuer, has now set up shop on the 4th floor of the BHV. So, now it’s truly possible to search for decor It-products within a setting that’s refreshed each quarter and made botanically beautiful by “Les Mauvaises Graines”.
This is THE new eco-friendly boutique in the Abbesses area! Alice and Léa tested their finds online before opening a shop IRL. They’ve selected around fifty brands focused on direct distribution, recycling, and organic products. With, as a bonus, workshops on-site to help you learn to make your own cosmetics and decorative or lifestyle accessories.
Committed, visionary designer/architect/urban planner/photographer Charlotte Perriand surprisingly long remained in the shadow of Le Corbusier. This major retrospective thus highlights 70 years of creative design over 4000 m2, and shows us that, even in the 1920s, she was already truly ahead of her time. Her brilliant design creations include the open-plan kitchen! This exhibit also offers 200 artworks signed by the greatest artists of the 20th century, with whom she collaborated: Fernand Léger, Calder, Picasso, Miro, Le Corbusier, Braque, and even Soulages.
At the heart of Station F, you sometimes have to be a bit patient to get into the largest restaurant in Europe (4500 m2, five kitchens, seating 1000 customers)! But this venue is definitely worth the trip, and the pizzas aren’t too shabby either. You can also loll around sipping on a cocktail, sharing antipasti, strolling around amidst the train cars, reading on the mezzanine, or attending a concert.
From field to plate, the urban gardeners at Merci Raymond have taken over L’Antenne, a creative space in the 11th arrondissement, creating a super-sized vegetable garden, and, at the same time, a stylish locavore eatery that tickles the taste buds without increasing your carbon footprint. With a limited set menu at lunchtime and small bites to share at night, the food here is simple as pie: delicious, ultra-fresh, and zero-waste. The Specials of the Day board lists the number of kilometers produce had to travel to get to your plate.
The Nemo Biennale pursues its presentation of digital art in all its forms. With this exhibition, Gilles Alvarez and José-Manuel Gonçalvès, director of the 104, plunge us into a museum that has been forsaken since the last human being disappeared. A futuristic immersion led by a guide, where we discover, in particular, fascinating robotic artworks.
Hidden in the midst of the 10th arrondissement, this Lilliputian Aladdin’s cave has built itself a solid reputation among experienced bargain hunters, and with good reason. The star of the show, Shiri Slavin, former artistic director at Merci, has an eye for unearthing the finest retro clothes and accessories. A Seventies jumpsuit, American bomber jackets, blinged-out jewelry, airline satchels…from floor to ceiling, it’s a joyful, offbeat, kitschy jumble, with a preference for the 1960’s and ‘70s. What do we love? The low prices and selection of decor items on the mezzanine that are just flying out the door.
Sourcing purists, take note: the team from the Résistants, headed up by the incorruptible Florent Piard, is back, this time in the 10th arrondissement, and they’ve done it again. The setting, for a start, is a winner: this former wigmakers revamped into a winter garden has tons of charm. On the menu, the crème de la crème of regional produce, directly sourced from 300 French country farmers, made into dishes that delight: Berkshire free-range pork, Beluga lentils, golden mullet from Martigues…Inventive, delectable, and virtuous: it’s a vision of the future of dining.
The most famous of all department stores offers a reinvented version of itself on this prestigious avenue! Its four levels set within a 1930s building were redesigned by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. Out went the classic display cases, and in came six glass boxes suspended over the dome. This new flagship with a futuristic bent has opted for mixed fashion spaces, and focuses on personal stylists to guide clients off the beaten path. It’s a whole new shopping experience.
A hybrid space for co-working, having a cup of coffee, and getting in some culture, with an innovative, multidisciplinary program of events (exhibitions, shows, debates, workshops, etc.) that raise questions about the new ways we consume, the housing of the future, sustainable development, activism in the era of the social web, or the ecological transition. A 1000-square-meter space at the heart of the Marais that’s free and open to the public…what a dream!
Located right across from the Michelin-starred Neso, this space from Guillaume Sanchez, the poet of fermentation, is a cocktail bar featuring a raw, minimal décor. This tattooed chef wanted to bring his expertise in terms of seasonal preparation of fine produce to the world of mixology by applying the basic principles behind his cooking to divine nectars, and the experience is as stunning as it is flavorful. Milk Punch and Miel Sauvage (Wild Honey) are paired with tapas prepared using a zero-waste philosophy: thus, lobster-claw meat is used to make ravioli, or turbot egg sacs are made into poutargue. It’s clever, tasty, and sustainable.
Resolutely in the category of all-purpose venues, here’s a place that’s a co-working space, boutique hotel, restaurant, gym, rooftop vegetable garden, speakeasy, and barber shop, all in one! It’s an urban campus that’s one-of-a-kind in Europe, dedicated to work and to personal development. The interior design was a creation of London-based architectural firm MoreySmith, which has, in particular, crafted the design of Primark’s offices.
To imagine this incredible living space, interior designers Joyce Urbanus and Dax Roll, also partners in life in Amsterdam, ventured off to explore and take in the cosmopolitan character of the 10th arrondissements. A real urban oasis, le Grand quartier is, first and foremost, a hotel, a gigantic garden, a café/restaurant with La Brûlerie de Belleville, a shop, and some meeting rooms. This is a new vision of (good) urban living.
A social space dedicated to eco-consciousness, La Recyclerie is constantly showing a new face. You might meet up here to have a bite to eat, fix something at René’s workshop, do some gardening at the urban farm set up in the former rail yard of the Gare d’Ornano, or attend a talk. It’s the essential spot to find out more about zero-waste living, recycling, permaculture, or collaborative consumption.
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