Paris Design Week – Less than 1 week to go!
The world’s most beautiful city is gearing up for Paris Design Week, held this year between the 6th-15th September 2018. A ten day celebration of design and creativity, bringing the essence of Maison&Objet into the heart of the City of Light. Every year in September, Paris becomes the world capital of design, interior decoration and lifestyle.
More than 200 venues are joining the event from showrooms, boutiques, galleries, ateliers, restaurants, cultural institutions, each housing an exclusive event, exhibition or workshop.
For its eighth edition, the exhibition dedicated to young talents Le Off is leaving Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design and moving to the urban location of Ground Control Paris, in Rue du Charolais, (similar to The Old Brewery in London in atmosphere), this is a temporary art venue owned by the French national railway company SNCF. What better location to spark the imagination of young designers than Paris’s foremost alternative scene.
Pending its renovation, the former mail sorting centre, located just a stone’s throw from the Gare de Lyon train station, has been turned into a friendly cross-disciplinary venue where people can meet, share ideas, exhibit their art, make new discoveries and experiment. During Paris Design Week, the venue will become a stage for a selection of more than 40 up and coming designers from all over the world.
Four of the city’s most vibrant districts will be celebrating the creative industry, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Les Halles-Marais-Bastille, Opéra-Concorde-Étoile and Barbès-Stalingrad-Saint Ouen. And for each of them, a dedicated special evening will be filled with exciting private views and events, bringing together the entire design community. Just refer to the Paris Design Week Facebook Page here to view the upcoming itineraries.
From 7th-11th September at Parc des Expositions, Maison&Objet will be reconnecting with its basics and launching two new hubs: the Maison Hub and the Objet Hub. The fair once again is attempting to reinvent itself with a new layout. In an effort to help visitors navigate the event’s vast offering, the two hubs are divided into four styles for Maison and seven product categories for Objet.
We’ll be back next week with our discoveries and the first instalment of Paris Design Week 2018.
August 2018 Nicky’s World.