From September 3 to 12, Paris Design Week celebrates design and designers: 300 exhibitors gathered in three districts of the capital. An event all the more eagerly awaited by the community, given the cancellations of several shows including Maison & Objet. Will the public be there?
Paris Design Week is an opportunity for designers to present their thoughts and their latest creations to an audience from all over the world. At least in previous editions. What does this 2020 edition, stamped Covid-19, have in store, which eclipses the tenth anniversary of design week? While the spirit should be at the party, the quarantine measures among our neighbors raise fears of an absence of international visitors, and the new sanitary measures sow doubt as to the presence of the French public. Mask compulsory at all times, limited number of people in showrooms, traffic routes… meetings between designers and the public are certainly well supervised. But, on the eve of the opening of the event, everyone believes in it, and shares tremendous energy.
Because it is meetings that the profession sorely needs. After extremely complicated confinement , and despite the aid put in place , designers are betting a lot on Paris Design Week. A successful week would be a strong sign for the profession and would undoubtedly accelerate the resumption of activities of all players.
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This year Paris Design Week is particularly echoed by Maison & Objet (January 2020 edition) by taking up the theme of (Re) Generation: the exploration by designers of the aspirations of generations Y and Z, with the aim of shaking up the current codes of the consumption.
Like the previous editions, exhibitions, ephemeral installations and products punctuate the public’s wanderings. In total, nearly 300 exhibitors are mainly spread over the three dedicated districts: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Opéra-Concorde-Etoile, Les Halles-Marais-Bastille, to which is added the Vertbois district, which has become essential.
In addition to these geographical routes, Paris Design Week is also structured around thematic walks, each linked to a dimension of design:
- (Regeneration invites you to discover the creations of a young, committed guard who embodies today’s social and environmental changes,
- Projects invites you to meet professionals in interior design and planning,
- Work! brings together gender specialists and solutions to invent new workspaces,
- Art & Design brings together aesthetics and utility,
- Iconic is organized around iconic design objects and the showrooms that exhibit them,
- Food & Design highlights the concepts of restaurants and shops specialized in culinary art,
- Retail offers to discover this discipline which combines architecture and interior design,
- Know how combines art craftsmanship and design.
THE OFF BECOMES PARIS DESIGN WEEK FACTORY
A real showcase for young designers, the OFF exhibition becomes the Paris Design Week Factory. From September 3 to 8, emerging and confirmed talents are exhibited in the 3rd arrondissement of the capital.
Espace Commines (17 rue Commines, Paris 3e) welcomes 25 emerging talents, highlighted by Maison & Objet, like the parisian studio natacha & sacha .
Galerie Joseph (7 rue Froissart, Paris 3e) is dedicating an exhibition to design from South Asia and Africa.
Another space at Galerie Joseph (116 rue de Turennes, Paris 3e) exhibits a selection of the work of designers recently graduated from the main French and European design schools.
The Café Intramuros and the Concept Store Intramuros also welcome the work of these professionals who make design. From September 3 to 8, a selection of products, as well as exclusives such as the first co-edition of Mobilier national with Ligne Roset .
Café Intramuros and Concept Store Intramuros,
5 rue Saint-Merri, 75004 ,
Free entry .