THE DESIGN EVENT THAT’S OPEN TO ALL
Sept. 5-14, 2019
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.
Here’s a little bit of Sweden in Paris! A space that’s perfect for conversations and discoveries, nestled into the Hôtel de Marle in the very heart of the Marais, the Institut Suédois will finally complete its revamp in September. After a year of construction, the six apartments that normally host researchers and artists from Sweden will be open to the public, starting on September 8th, as part of the “Hem x 6” exhibition. Six company/designer duos have reinvented these living spaces, brushing aside the clichés of Scandinavian interior design.
11 rue Payenne, 75003 Paris. Tel: +33 (0)1 44 78 80 20. Free admission, same-day registration on site at the reception desk. www.institutsuedois.fr
Nestled within a former movie house in the Latin Quarter, the Institut Finlandais was renovated in 2018. Entirely revamped by architect Pekka Littow’s firm, along with the Joanna Laajisto studio for its interior design, this cultural venue knows how to promote the Nordic lifestyle, with its café run by Coutume (serving a delicious brunch), and its boutique/gallery, workshops, and exhibitions. From September 6th, “Duddjot” highlights the art and craftsmanship of the Sami people (often erroneously called Laplanders).
60 rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris.
Dreaming of an extra-large market devoted to Italian gastronomy? Eataly is here! From New York to Los Angeles, to Milan, all the world’s foodies are raving about the Eataly experience. The crème de la crème is on site, spread over 4 floors: a greengrocer, butcher, “panetteria”, wine cellar, and restaurants, including Pizza e Pasta. You can do your shopping, eat here, and also learn the secrets of “Cucina Italiana”. Continue your travels to the Boot-Shaped Land at the BHV, which is spotlighting Italian design with the assistance of Rossana Orlandi, the Milanese gallery owner and talent spotter.
37 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris. Open from 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesday, and open ‘til 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. www.eataly.fr
It’s THE place to be! The new concept store/club designed by Xavier Clergerie, co-founder of Who’s Next, highlights promising designers in a hybrid space that blends art, music, and fashion. And for those who are wondering, “Who is Jean-Louis?”, he’s the fantastical hero from illustrator Sutter l’Immortel who has already taken over the aisles of the Première Classe and Who’s Next fairs. To get a sense of tomorrow’s trends, you need only look here.
66 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. monsieurjeanlouis.fr
This cult spot directly on the Left Bank of the Seine, with its many literary spirits of yore, has been revamped by Laura Gonzalez, Designer of the Year at MAISON&OBJET. Two centuries of history are reborn under the initiative of Benjamin Patou (Moma Group), who has relaunched this monument, restoring it in keeping with the spirit of the era. In the kitchen, a power trio is in action: Maxime Le Meur (Apicius), Christophe Michalak, and Jean-Pierre Vigato (Apicius) leading the dance.
51 quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris. www.laperouse.com
It’s a dream location with an insane view over the Eiffel Tower. Designed by star architect Joseph Dirand, this dining room with its marble-countered bar and Art Deco lighting opens onto an elegant terrace concealed from prying eyes. This fashionable address from Gilles Malafosse and Laurent de Gourcuff (Loulou, Perruche, Monsieur Bleu) also features a seafood menu that is truly a delight. This is the place for a chic pause before or after a visit to the new exhibition at the Cité de l’Architecture, “Architectural Furniture, 1960-2020”.
1, place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris. Tel. +33 (0)1 40 62 70 61. www.girafeparis.com
The new center for contemporary art launched by Galeries Lafayette showcases an impressive steel and glass tower. At the helm of this project, star architect Rem Koolhaas has totally rethought this 19th-century industrial building with his OMA firm. Its 2200 square meters host exhibition spaces, a production workshop for artists, a restaurant, and the boutique A Rebours. The large fabric mill installed by Hella Jongerius as part of the “Intertwined: a woven quest” exhibition, is on display through September 8th.
9 rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed on Tuesday. www.lafayetteanticipations.com
The latest creation from the Evok Group is a hotel that truly stands apart and proclaims its clear penchant for theatricality and impertinence. The chiaroscuro atmosphere, tinged with eroticism, and its décor on the brink of baroque were designed by Tristan Auer (Le Crillon, Les Bains), who doesn’t skimp on details (velvet, stained glass, candles, votive niches, confessionals, etc.). A bar, spa, and restaurant in the capable hands of chef Adam Bentalha (Le Brach) complete the bold concept on offer at Le Sinner.
116 rue du Temple, 75003 Paris. Tel. +33 (0)1 58 12 03 03. www.sinnerparis.com
A leafy escape in the heart of Saint-Germain-des Près. Running between rue Dauphine and rue Mazarine, this cobblestoned lane is undoubtedly the least known, and yet, most bucolic of all the “passages” in Paris, with its fig and olive trees and greenery. Strollers are sure to enjoy discovering exceptional showrooms from light maker Flos, who is displaying its latest products during PDW, and from Pouenat Ferronier, as well as the chance to take a break on the terrace of the L’Heure gourmande tearoom, far from the madding crowd.
In their showroom/apartment now in place just a step away from the Opéra, within the former Eden Theater, which was the largest in Paris, this Swiss design house will open a pop-up co-working space in September. Their legendary precision, color harmonies, and iconic pieces from designers Charles and Ray Eames harmoniously co-exist in this Haussmann-style apartment. Both an office and a living space, this is a real tribute to design that is definitely worth the trip.
5, rue Boudreau, 75009 Paris. Tel. +33 (0)1 56 77 07 77. www.vitra.com
Urban and eclectic, like the Gare du Nord neighborhood, this new hotel is sure to transform the historic Terminus Nord, amping it up into an enclave of all that’s trendy and cool. The African and Indian cultures that infuse the entire 10th arrondissement also infiltrate this space, from the entrance hall through to the colorful rooms. Between the plush atmosphere of the Sape Bar and its stunning cocktails and the Israeli cuisine at Neni, there’s no need to choose…we’ll try both!
It’s at the creative heart of the Vertbois neighborhood, the epicenter of LE OFF at PDW, that this light fixture and glassware firm has set up its workshop/boutique. Borrowing its name from the famous painter of the Venetian school, this brand specializing in bespoke products connects the venerable craftsmanship of Murano glassmakers with the most renowned designers. 2019 also marks the rebirth of this brand, which has chosen to work with four French designers to breathe new, contemporary life into its creations.
327 rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris. www.verone.se
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
40, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Open from Monday to Saturday 9.30 am to 8.30 pm. Sundays from 11 am to 8 pm.
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