Paris Design Week 2018: see what we find in the most charming districts of Paris.
Every year, Paris Design Week is an excellent opportunity to get lost in the streets and districts of Paris, pampering the most innovative in international product design
We get the chance to know Paris from another angle. Paris Design Week was an excellent opportunity to get off the traditional routes of the city and let ourselves be lost among those infinitely charming little streets of the city light and search for the best in contemporary international design.
After days in the madness that was exhibited at Maison & Objet, we spent three more days in Paris to take a break and see Paris Design Week, the event that takes place every year in September, among Maison & Objet. It was like a treasure hunt! Every day we chose a different region of the city to visit. In the most charming and hip neighborhoods of Paris, such as Saint-Germain-des-Près, Opera, Concorde, Marais, dozens of shops, art galleries, design studios and showrrons participated in exhibitions, launches and installations.
We downloaded the app with the map and participants. In all, there were more than 200. Then we would select the ones we wanted to see that day, we would go Google Maps, and legs so I want you! We can only say that it was an incredible experience and so we came here to share some of the things we like to see during Paris Design Week.
She is one of the most celebrated designers of the moment. The French Matali Crasset is an industrial designer, but ventures in the most varied areas, such as architecture and furniture. During the Paris Design Week he joined the Sèvres gallery to exhibit a series of ultra colorful and modern vases. We especially like the "cover" that each takes and creates a game of light and shadow that directly impacts objects.
This year Paris Design Week honored Japan and there were many shops and galleries with designers and Japanese brands scattered throughout the city. Among those we visited, the one with the best selection of products was Mark'Style Tokyo. A charm alone, full of stationery, home accessories, kitchen, children's items, everything minimalist, functional, with that design that only the Japanese know how to do.
At the neighborhood next to the Marais, Les Halles, was the showrrom of the English MADE. The brand stands out for its partnerships with countless designers, many of whom are still on the rise. The space was all set to favor the purchase online. When you enter, the customer gets a tablet that allows you to scan the codes of the products you like, so you get all the information there at the time, without having to approach to a seller! If you want to buy some product, there is an island with several computers. All very practical!
An ode to modern French art
This is the essence of Empreintes, a mix of gallery / shop with a fantastic curator, only of French artisans of the most varied categories, such as jewelry, furniture, lighting and dishes. There are more than 1000 products spread in a lovely three-storey store, with large windows to get plenty of light. Oh, all the pieces are unique and limited edition!
The Disney of the designers and architects!
Imagine a place that brings together the best designer products, from pencil to sofa. This is the Conran Shop of Paris, which also has stores in the UK and Japan. They mix the most original and different products and the greatest classics of design, such as Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton, Eero Saarinen and Norman Cherner. Gets any architect, decorator or designer fascinated.
For two nights the biggest symbol of Paris became Japanese. To celebrate the good relationship between France and Japan, lighting designers Motoko Ishii and Akari-Lisa Ishii, mother and daughter, were invited to create a show involving light and sound to talk about Japanese culture. The result was projected on the Eiffel Tower for two consecutive nights. From the Trocadero to the Champ de Mars , everyone stopped to see and hear this wonderful intervention that was also part of Paris Design Week.
And if you were curious to know more about Paris Design Week and discover other places we visited, check our profile on Instagram. There are many other inspiring things that we share as we marched through the streets of Paris.
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