Paris Design Week 2017: a massive talent incubator, slow food dinner rituals and up cycling workshops but also a fungi light show, an olfactive installation and design urns. 12 not-to-be-missed events celebrating creativity in the French capital.
Brightly coloured walls and mind-bending geometric designs transform a Parisian basketball court sandwiched between a pair of apartment buildings into a futuristic sport venue.
Grand vaults and an alchemy of wood, cast iron and light. The historical site of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France has just reopened after ten years of renovation works by Bruno Gaudin and Virginie Brégal.
Water mobility: personal submarines and navigating floating gyms, the ultimate water-bike but also self-driving Roboats crossing Amsterdam canals… With 70% of the planet covered in water, the future of traveling might come as a gliding technology.
Reinventer.Paris: David Chipperfield, Sou Fujimoto, DGT Architects and others won a very ambitious competition promoted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo: reinventing Paris.
With the PARIS PAR NOUS, PARIS POUR TOUS proposal Périphériques Marin + Trottin Architectes envision a crowd-founded cluster of Parisian buildings to return the city to its own people.
Meet George, Edgar and Marius, but also monsieur and madame Noyer. HARTÔ teamed with young designers to create furniture with smooth shapes, playful colours and a warm feel.
Wild, untamed and uncontaminated: MAISON&OBJET international furniture fair in Paris presents 2016 design trend.
Pastel coloured Aura pendant lamp by Tomas Kral for Petite Friture is designed as simple as possible to diffuse a soft and mellow light.
Urban colours and minimal style. Metropolitan Improvement collection by Dante Goods and Bads plays with industrial design made of aluminium, leather and cotton fabrics.
Brutalist melancholia and neglecter modernism: Souvenir d’un Futur photo essay by Laurent Kronental dives into the concrete ocean floating around Paris and portrays the elderly “urban veterans” who live in it.
Studio Janréji and Lemoal & Lemoal re-design the interiors of the famous Moulin de la Galette in Paris: brutalist concrete meet velvet and wooden paneling to welcome guests into the windmill restaurant loved by Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec and Dalida.
Lankry Architectes nests Parisian dance school in growing streetscape and envelopes it with metal triangular facets.
Stephan Malka presents 3BOX, a green housing model aimed to reconnect Paris with its inhabitants and that is even 40% below the real estate market price.
French filmaker Michel Gondry shoot Chemical Brothers’ new music video in Paris brutalist architecture, just a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel tower… and a Statue of Liberty.
MAISON&OBJET Observatory presents the 2015/2016 design trend MAKE with an exhibition and a publication – We picked some stories of 2014 that anticipated this year inspirational theme.
Maison&Objet is ready to fly oversea with two international editions at Marina Bay Sands Expo in Singapore and at the “Gateway” to the Americas: Miami.
Landscape, Heliotropic and Beyond: these are 2014 design keywords according to Maison & Objet trend watchers at the ELSEWHERE exhibition.