Where to go: Paris Design Week 2017

Published on 31.08.2017
Fashion and design will come to the forefront in the fashion boutiques, galleries and concept stores of Paris between 8 and 16 September. Running in parallel to the Maisons et Objet trade show, for a week the capital will become the centre of a blossoming international design scene.

Vintage: forever reinvented classics

From a base on Passage Saint-Paul in the fourth arrondissement, Disderot is reissuing the mythical lamps of France’s greatest designers of the era from the 1950s to the 1970s, including Michel Mortier, Joseph André Motte, Alain Richard, Pierre Paulin, René Jean Caillette, Etienne Fermigier, Roger Fatus, Olivier Mourgue and Pierre Guariche. Issued by Ateliers Pierre Disderot, they will be presented to the public for the first time during Paris Design Week.

Exhibition: Now! Le Off

Make way for the young creators! Taking place at Les Docks, the centre for fashion and design located in the thirteenth arrondissement of Paris, the exhibition Now! Le Off will shine a light on the new contemporary design scene from 8 to 16 September. There will be a particular focus on a series of multifunctional creations made from recycled and tactile materials, produced by Ukrainian designers as part of the Transformation project. Come and see the inanimate become smart and sensitive.

La Rotonde de Stalingrad: a new venue for design in Paris

A transformation driven by design. La Rotonde de Stalingrad, granted official status as a listed historical monument in 1907, has recently been reinvented as Le Grand Marché de Stalingrad. Open in the nineteenth arrondissement of Paris since the summer of 2017, it houses La Galerie (where visitors can discover a different artist every month) and La Curieuse Boutique (for fashion, design and culinary arts in a garden setting).

Comme à la Maison, by Sarah Lavoine

Located at Place des Victoires in the second arrondissement, Une Maison comme à la Maison (‘The House where you feel at Home’) is the brainchild of interior designer Sarah Lavoine. Visitors cannot fail to feel immediately at home, whether they are seeking inspiration or searching for the objects required to revitalise their interior. This magical site, offering an intuitive customer experience and guaranteed inspiration, opens out onto not one but two royal squares.

Drawing Hotel Paris: a concept hotel

The brainchild of Carine Tissot, its founder and the director of contemporary design show Drawing Now Paris, the Drawing Hotel Paris is dedicated to design. Six artists were given free rein to decorate the hotel from top to bottom, resulting in a four-star establishment featuring a Drawing Lab (a private art and experimentation area), a D.Bar (serving cocktails and deliciously flavoured teas) and a rooftop space. The idyllic surroundings in which to receive your initiation to the world of contemporary design.

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