The one week design experts and lovers are waiting for in Paris, every year for the past five years.
Paris Design Week comes back on September 5th until September 12th, 2015. During 8 days, Paris becomes the world capital of design, art deco and art of living, in more than 300 locations under this year’s main theme “Precious”.
Nocturnal openings, debates, pop-up art (and shopping!) in stores, museums, galeries, concept stores, showrooms, hotels and ephemeral locations. The entire list on the official website.
Here are 10 spots you shouldn’t miss during the Paris Design Week.
Beaugrenelle… and its design pop-up store
For its first participation in Paris Design Week, Beaugrenelle (a brand new shopping mall near the Eiffel Tower) is offering the best of design and young creation. Tributes to designers, exclusive meetups and the first Paris Design Week pop-up store will be on hand.
Among the famous names and brands at Beaugrenelle, you’ll find Arpel Lighting, Designer Box, Eno Studio, Hartô Design, Ibride, Les Gambettes, Omy, Devialet, Madura and Red Edition, Bo Concept and Frans Schrofer. You’re a big fan? Meet the designers on September 8th, from 5 to 7pm.
Where? Centre Beaugrenelle,12 rue de Linois, 75015 Paris. Metro: Charles Michel (Line 10)
When? From Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 9pm
FontanaArte… and its selection of new generation lamps
First participation as well for the Italian art decorator known for his technical and esthetic qualities when it comes to interior home deco and new generation lamps in particular.
Discover FontanaArte collection here. During the Paris Design Week FontanaArte settles at Deyrolle’s store, a famous taxidermist for the most eclectic match up.
Where? Deyrolle, 46 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris. Metro: Rue du Bac (Line 12)
When? From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm and on Monday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm.
Galerie Balouga… and its design furniture for kids
Galerie Balouga is an absolute reference when it comes to design furniture for kids since its creation in 2006.
Located in the Haut-Marais district, the store has a unique collection of vintage furniture from the 50s as well as famous designers pieces. Do not miss the BBDOR cradle by Virginie Breton.
Where? 1 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris. Metro: Temple (Line 3)
When? Saturday 5 from 14h to 19h30, Monday 7 from 12h30 to 19h, Tuesday 8 from 12h30 to 19h, Wednesday 9 from 12h30 to 19h, Thursday 10 from 12h30 to 19h, Friday 11 from 12h30 to 19h, Saturday 12 from 14h to 19h
Lumin’ère… and its tailored ready-to-live spaces
Looking for a chic light, home automation and tailored furniture? Lumin’ère is the perfect and one great innovative store in Saint-Germain des Prés.
Do not miss: Niko, the simple, esthetic and affordable home automation.
Where? 27 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris. Metro: Maubert-Mutualité (Line 10)
When? From Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 7pm
The Conran Shop… and its interactive journey
The Conrad Shop, the brand of lifestyle offerring an unique blend of gifts, furniture, lighting and personnal accessories, presents #TheConranShopEdit, an hand-picked edit of creations who brings together creations by recently discovered talent and works by celebrated designers from around the globe.
Do not miss: The licce Rocking Chair by Brazilian designer Jader Almeida, the Cross Leg Lounge Chair by Magnus Long, the lamps Hand-Folded and Single Template by designer Piet Hein Eek or a recreated Side Chair by Harry Bertoia.
Where? 117 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris. Metro: Sèvres-Babylone (lines 10 et 12)
Hôtel W Paris-Opéra… and its competition for young talents
The avant-garde Hotel W Paris-Opéra give a few students in design the unique possibility to express their talents and creativity through a competition: create a glass dedicated to the signature cocktail of the hotel bar, the Bar Brûlé. Three students will be picked by a jury and will display their creations. At the end of the week, the jury will choose the winner whose glass will then be used at the bar!
Discover the “Contenu, Contenant” exhibition as well.
Where? 4 rue Meyerbeer, 75009 Paris. Metro: Opéra (Lines 7, 8, 12)
Maison Dognin… and its famous Polochon bag
The Polochon bag is made from flexible leather: an exclusive, patented process that is renewing shapes and consistency, with a lighter weight, using less material. More on the bag here.
Where? 4 Rue des Gardes, 75018 Paris. Metro: Barbès-Rochechouart (Lines 2 et 4)
When? Saturday 5 from 14h to 19h, Monday 7 from 14h to 19h, Tuesday 8 from 14h to 22h, Wednesday 9 from 14h to 19h, Thursday 10 from 14h to 19h, Friday 11 from 14h to 19h, Saturday 12 from 14h to 19h
Grange Saint-Germain… and its French chic
Cabinetmaker from Lyon since 1904, Grange revisits French classic styles in order to create sober, original and modern pieces of furniture, seats and tailored librairies, staged in its decoration houses. Perfect if you’re looking to renew your home decor at your place (with Mae in France goods). Check out their collections here.
Where? 254 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007. Metro: Solférino (Line 12)
When? Saturday 5 from 14h to 10h, Monday 7 from 10h to 19h, Tuesday 8 from 10h to 22h, Wednesday 9 from 10h to 21h, Thursday 10 from 10h to 19h, Friday 11 from 10h to 19h, Saturday 12 from 10h to 19h
Hôtel La Belle Juliette… and its most beautiful bedrooms
A modern vision of romanticism and urban conviviality. Freshly renovated, La Belle Juliette is one of the most charming 4*-hotel & spa of the Left Bank. And they bet it all on the decoration, creating different universes and periods of history on each floor. That’s why the hotel is playing a part during the Paris Design Week and it will open to the public its most beautiful rooms, as well as its new bar and its secret garden.
Where? 92 rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris. Metro: Vaneau (Line 10)
The Docks… and its vision on the future
The true can’t-miss. “Now! Le Off” welcomes an exhibition promoting 10 of the best new talents in design (like this impressive two-head dragon). Over the years, this exhibition became a true springboard for creation in design.
Where? 29 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris. Metro: Gare d’Austerlitz (Line 10)
Don’t miss the nocturnal openings!
Friday September 4th 2015: nocturnal, galerie opening and cocktails in locations in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Saturday 5th: nocturnal, galerie opening and cocktails in locations in Le Marais, Bastille and Stalingrad.
Monday 7th: nocturnal, galerie opening and cocktails in locations in Opéra, Concorde and Etoile.
Thursday 10th: Nocturnal and party at the Docks.