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Paris Design Week, 8-16th September 2017

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Organised by the Maison et Objet trade fair, Paris Design Week is here to show us all the smart and beautiful things coming soon.

There are design walks (one in the area around our hotels in Saint-Germain-des-Prés), an ‘off’ selection at the Docks (which is also close to our hotels), a big opening party with cocktails in Saint-Germain-des-Prés on 7th September (again close to our hotels), the RADO StarPrize for designer objects (and you can vote)…

Here’s all the info!

The Maison et Objet trade fair is essential for more everyday items, but if you’re looking for the future of design, it’s the Paris Design Week you should concentrate on.

The event transforms Paris into a huge design exhibition, with 200 venues taking part, themed areas to explore and lots of interesting events:

– At Hôtel de Ville, there’s a free exhibition called Design & Artisanat d’Art, open every day except Sundays from 10am-6.30pm (note that it will be closed from 25th-27th September inclusive)
– Our neighbour, the Institut du Monde Arabe, has got together withParis Design Week to organise the second Biennale des Photographes du Monde Arabe Contemporain in eight Parisian venues.

To check out the programme, click here. National newspaper Libération also has a taster of what’s on offer that you can check out here.

Les Docks, Cité de la mode et du design has an important part of the week – an event called Now! Le Off which showcases young talents. However, the venue has also teamed up with the Centre Culturel Ukrainien de Paris to showcqse the work of a number of Ukrainian designers.
Paris Design Week du 8 au 16 septembre 2017– The Czech Centre of Paris has a crazy exhibition on offer – cremation urns made by young Czech designers.

– Saint-Germain will be one big party on the evening of 7th September, with numerous opening parties and cocktail events…
The Rado Star Prize awaits your vote in order to award its prize (lots of tables to choose from, as well as somm rather smart lighting and a bit of ceramic work)

– There are seven conferences / talks on a number of subjects (details here)

– And above all, nearly 200 venues around town await you with exhibitions fo all the latest trends and objects in design! And forty of them are just minutes from our hotels! You can check out the list here.

Paris Design Week 2017 runs from 8th-16th September 2017




Paris Design Week du 8 au 16 septembre 2017

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