Paris Design Week2019 - Photo via IG by @parisdesignweek
Paris Design Week2019 – Photo via IG by @parisdesignweek

Paris 2019 – Until September 14, Paris Design Week 2019 takes over more than 200 venues across the city. Brace for unexpected installations, emerging talents platforms and national pavilions. The keywords of the 9th edition of the festival shaped around the district-based Milan Design Week format are metamorphosis, hybridization and sustainability… Starting from the working space!

Ublik’s giant stool at the Musée des Archives Nationales

Musée des Archives Nationales, 66 rue des Francs Bourgeois [Map].

Paris Design Week2019 - Photo via IG by @ublik.paris
Photo via IG by @ublik.paris

Experimental design workshop and laboratory Ublik has created an algorithm-based gigantic stool in the courtyard of the Musée des Archives Nationales. The furniture-turned-monument aims to triggering a change in thinking and raise questions about the venue that serves as its backdrop.

Céline Wright illuminates the Musée des Archives Nationales

Musée des Archives Nationales, 66 rue des Francs Bourgeois [Map].

Paris Design Week2019 - Photo via IG by @parisdesignweek
Photo via IG by @parisdesignweek

Parisian lighting designer Céline Wright teamed up with Spanish design house Grok to create a flurry of glowing sails in the main staircase of the Musée des Archives Nationales. Ten or so lights made from two rigid shells constructed from Washi paper dance through the air overlapping against the painted ceiling.

Design Italia

BHV Marais, 52 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 [Map].

Paris Design Week2019 - Photo via IG by @le_bhv_marais
Photo via IG by @le_bhv_marais

Until September 29, BHV Marais celebrates Italian creativity with an exhibition curated by Milan design ‘pristiess’ Rossana Orlandi. On show, furniture by some of the most cutting-edge companies like Seletti, Delonghi, Artemide and Lagostina as well as emerging designers.

Sou Fujimoto @ RBC showroom

RBC Paris, 40 Rue Violet, 75015 [Map].

Paris Design Week2019 - Photo via IG by @davidlefrancphotography for @rbcmobilier
Photo via IG by @davidlefrancphotography for @rbcmobilier

What happens when nature and use drive architectural design? True to its DNA, furniture retailer and workspace specialist RBC promotes culture, architecture and design in its Parisian showroom with the Nature/People/Architecture exhibition dedicated to the work of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. On show the recently completed White Tree building in Montpellier, the Thousand Trees in Paris and new projects unveiled the first time.

American Design thrives under the Eiffel Tower

Galerie Joseph Froissart, 7 rue Froissart [Map] + Triode Gallery,  28 rue Jacob [Map].

Paris Design Week2019 - Photo via IG by @triode_paris
Photo via IG by @triode_paris

Maison Objet celebrates US up and coming creatives with the Rising Talents showcase. At Galerie Joseph Froissart glass is protagonist within an exhibition featuring works by established designers such as Lindsey Adelman, Gabriel Scott, Allied Makers and Roll & Hill as well as French-American collaborations. The Triode Gallery explores the phenomena of illusory perceptions through the work of Calico Wallpaper, John Hogan, and Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. All the exhibition are co-presented by MAISON&OBJET, Triode and Brooklyn-based platform WantedDesign.

Vertbois district

Northern Mairais, [Map].

Paris Design Week 2019 - LMDC Vertbois ©DR
Photo: LMDC Vertbois ©DR

Nestled between Place de la République and the Musée des Arts & Métiers and, Vertbois is Paris’ rising creative neighborhood turning its back on the somewhat chaotic years that triggered the area’s deterioration. Explore the district’s innovative shops and galleries hosting cultural events and exhibitions. The Vertbois  also hosts exhibitions by French and international schools, such as The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Design Academy Eindhoven and the Lille Métropole project, 2020 design capital.

Le Off – rising talents à la carte!

Ground Control, 81 Rue du Charolais, 75012 [Map].

Yellow Dot Design @ Le Off – photo via IG by @yellowdotdesign

At La Halle Charolais in the Gare de Lyon/Vertbois neighborhood, Le Off gives voice to young international designers with less than 8 years of professional experience. Discover never-seen-before collections by over 50 international talents shining a light on Millennials’ values through design.

Hartô and the office…

Hartô showrom, 52 rue de Turbigo, 75003 [Map].

Photo by THEOREME EDITITIONS

Hartô throws open its showroom doors to present its new office furniture range epitomising the hybridization of living spaces. For a week the venue works also as a co-working space and a self-service workshop open to architects and designers.

Primordial Carpets by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

4-6 rue de Montalebert 75007 [Map].

Paris Design Week2019. RAW by Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance for Tai Ping carpets - Photo via IG by @parisdesignweek
Photo via IG by @parisdesignweek

Bespoke carpets manufacturer Tai Ping presents Raw by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. The collection explores the origins of our planet, the foundation of civilisation and the tension between tectonic plates. The designer demonstrates how Raw gleans its inspiration from the hardness of rock, then transposing it into something soft.

Theoreme Editions

Joyce Gallery, 168 Galerie de Valois, 75001 [Map].

Photo by THEOREME EDITITIONS.

THEOREME EDITIONS focuses on emerging contemporary French designers. At Paris Design Week 2019, the new French maison d’edition founded by David Giroire and Jérôme Bazzocchi presents works by Emmanuelle Simon, Francesco Balzano, Garnier & Linker, Joris Poggioli, Pool and Services Généraux.

Paris Design Week2019 - Photo via IG by @triode_paris
Photo via IG by @triode_paris