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Week of 18.10.2022


Contemporary Art, Chocolate (28-10/01-11), Heritage (27/30-10), Car shows… the next two weeks are all about design and creation.

If you can’t go on vacation, there’s still plenty to do in the capital.

Tomorrow – in the midst of a gasoline supply shortage – the 2022 Paris Motor Show opens, announced as the first show of the New World of the Automobile, as the acceleration of technologies and the upheaval of ways of consuming mobility have precipitated the changeover of an entire industry into a new world.

Conceived as a “solutions” show, it is nevertheless intended to be a vector of dreams around this mythical object that is the automobile, where French know-how is proudly represented with all the innovations of the sector.

The very spectacular Renault 5 Diamant of Pierre Gonalons will however not be, nor even its frugal antithesis, the Citroën Oli, with a revolutionary design!


So, enjoy and above all, take care!

Monday, October 17th


Maison Dada Private Sales – 10am / 6pm

Exclusive Maisondadaprivate sales (17/24-10). Sale on stock up to 50% off.


Showroom⎢17 bd Raspail – Paris 7 (M° Rue du Bac)



Iléo Concept – 10h / 19h

Press day at the Paris Motor Show 2022 and Mobilize around Iléo Concept, a collaboration between Patrick Jouin iD and Mobilize – the fourth brand of the Renault group – around the energy pillar dedicated to the supply of electric vehicles: a charging station for electric vehicles, nomadic and sustainable, which contributes to territorial networking and accessibility to electric transport for all.


Mondial de l’Auto // Parc des Expositions⎢1 pl. de la Pte de Versailles – Paris 15 (M° Pte de Versailles)



Virtuoso Immersions – 6pm

Opening of Costanza Gastaldi’s photo exhibition (17-10/06-11) in the framework of Photo Days, and Parcours St-Germain, VIP partner of Paris+ Art Basel.

A sensitive vision of the landscape as a reverberation of the soul…


Galerie Bruno Moinard Éditions⎢31 rue Jacob – Paris 6 (M° St-Germain-des-Prés)



Stories of Objects – 6:30 pm

Online videoconference of the Bernardaud Institute. Witnesses of the evolution of our table manners through the centuries, tableware has a fascinating story to tell.

Price 10€.


On registration here



Paris Shop & Design Award – 6:30 pm / 8 pm

The 8th edition of the Paris Shop & Design Prize of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), awarded to the jury chaired this year by Dorothée Melichzon, recognizes the most successful initiatives in terms of sales area design and public reception (under three years old) by pairs of shopkeepers and architects or designers in six business categories: Food; Fashion; Home, decoration; Well-being, health, beauty; Hotels, cafés, restaurants; and Culture, leisure, services to individuals


Ask us for an invitation:


CCI Paris Ile-de-France – Hôtel Potocki⎢27 av. de Friedland – Paris 8 (M° Étoile)

Tuesday, October 18th


Evidence / Giuseppe Penone – 10:30 am / 12 pm

Press presentation, by invitation, of the exhibitions “Evidence – Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith” and “Giuseppe Penone – Drawings” (20-10/23-01-23).


Poltrona Frau Flagship Store⎢29 rue du Bac – Paris 7 (M° Rue du Bac)



Poltrona Frau Private Sales – 11am / 7pm

Private sales Poltrona Frau (17/23-10) with CeccottiCollezioni.


Poltrona Frau Flagship Store⎢29 rue du Bac – Paris 7 (M° Rue du Bac)



The model friend – 4pm / 10pm

Opening and presentation of the exhibition “Amitiés, créativité collective” and the installation “L’amie modèle” by Mathieu Mercier (15-10/12-12), a large cube placed in the middle of the Hall J4 of the Mucem in which portraits of artists signed by some of those who have made the history of the Pernod Ricard foundation, draw an intimate and embodied landscape of the French contemporary scene.


Mucem⎢1 esplanade J4 – Marseille 13



Envie de Matières – 5:30 pm / 10 pm

Opening of the exhibition “Envie de Matières” (18/23-10).

Crossed views between women, materials and arts of living: Bronze – Osier with 3 women (Marion Saussier, Frédérique Tilly and Marie Drouet), 3 skills, 3 sensibilities that unite to reveal their relationship to the material, tell their stories and propose to discover the fruit of their work.


Envie de Matières⎢10 rue de Fourcy – Paris 4 (M° St-Paul)



The consciousness of water – 18h

Opening of the Franco-Norwegian exhibition on the theme of water through the artistic spectrum “The Consciousness of Water” (18-10/30-11) by Rune Guneriussen and Maud Louvrier Clerc, in the presence of H.E. Niels Engelschiøn, Norwegian Ambassador to France.


On registration with:
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris // Maison de Norvège 7N⎢bd Jourdan – Paris 14 (RER B Cité Universitaire)



ColAAb – 6pm / 8:30pm

Opening of the inaugural collection of ColAAB, a publishing house founded by Aurélie Sarallier and Agnès Violeau, presenting works of use that reflects on the link between art and functionality by creating exclusive collections of furniture pieces by contemporary artists, on the occasion of the Unique Design x Paris exhibition (19/23-10).

The colAAbers : Nicolas Delprat, Mounir Fatmi, Sara Favriau, Angelika Markul, Xiao Fan Ru and Morgane Tschiember.


Want an invitation?
Le Garage⎢rue Amelot – Paris 11 (M° St-Sébastien-Froissart)



The Scale of Things – 6pm / 10pm

On the occasion of Paris+ by Art Basel, Boon_Room will be opening the exhibition “The Scale of Things”, a recent body of work by painter Hadrien Jacquelet, as well as works by Studiopepe, Tim Vranken, Middernacht & Alexander or the Piece & Quiet 18 CHAIRS by Nathaniel Wojtalik.


Boon_Room⎢9 rue de Lesdiguières – Paris 4 (M° Bastille)



Humpty/Dumpty – 6pm / 10pm

Opening by invitation of “Dumpty” by Cyprien Gaillard (19-10/08-01-23), flight 1 of the exhibition in two chapters “Humpty/Dumpty”, presented at Lafayette Anticipations and Palais de Tokyo.
Lafayette Anticipations⎢9 rue du Plâtre – Paris 4 (M° Hôtel de Ville)



Dia de Muertos – 18:30

Opening night of the Autel-installation dedicated to Frida Kahlo (19-10/02-11), original creation by Ricardo Vazoli and Juan Carlos Cedillo Cómez in collaboration with artists and actors of the Mexican community.

With the Heritage collection designed by Raúl de la Cerda and the Mexican artisan
Felipe Fabian Pedro for house marcoux mexico.
Cultural Institute of Mexico⎢19 rue Vieille du Temple – Paris 3 (M° Fille du Calvaire)

Wednesday, October 19th


3D Print Congress & Exhibition – 09h / 18h

Leading trade fair for additive manufacturing (19/20-10). for an inspiring and enriching experience 100% 3D printing. Conferences and technical workshops.
Badge here

Palais des Congrès⎢2 pl. de la Pte Maillot – Paris 17 (M° Pte Maillot)



Paris+, Art Basel 2022 – 10am / 2pm

Invited preview of Paris+ (20/23-10), a modern and contemporary art fair, which aims to create bridges to other cultural industries in order to build an emblematic fair that respects the Parisian identity and its cultural scene.

Pre-vernissage – 2pm/7pm by invitation.

Grand Palais Éphémère⎢2 pl. Joffre – Paris 7 (M° École Militaire/La Motte-Piquet)



Modern Art Fair – 2pm / 10pm

VIP opening of Moderne Art Fair (20/24-10), the meeting place for modern and contemporary art and design. A first edition.

Place de l’Étoile⎢10 av. de la Grande Armée – Paris 17 (M° Étoile)



Teeth! Fangs! Claws! – 18h

Opening of the exhibition “Dents ! Fangs! Claws!” (18-10/05-03-23) by ceramic artist Carolein Smit. His animals and creatures shaped in porcelain or stoneware plunge you into a dreamlike world full of strangeness and preciousness.

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature⎢62 rue des Archives – Paris 3 (M° Arts et Métiers/Filles du Calvaire)



The Contrary Winds of Love – 6pm

Opening of the exhibitions “Negative Objects, 1958-1974” by Roy Adzak (19-10/03-12) and “Les vents contraires de l’amour” by Rebecca Horn with the complicity of Catherine Thieck. An intimate and poetic approach of the object and the body, in the effervescence of this new Parisian week of contemporary art.

Loeve&Co Marais⎢16 rue de Montmorency – Paris 3 (M° Arts et Métiers/)



Humpty – 6pm / 9pm

Opening by invitation of “Humpty” by Cyprien Gaillard (19-10/08-01-23), part n°2 of the exhibition in two chapters “Humpty/Dumpty”, presented at Lafayette Anticipations and Palais de Tokyo.


By invitation here

Palais de Tokyo⎢13 av. du Pdt Wilson – Paris 16 (M° Iéna)



Souffleur de Mer – 18h / 22h

Opening of the exhibition “Souffleur de mer” (19-10/19-01-23) in homage to Armel Desrues, glassmaker.

Mayaro⎢20 rue Amélie – Paris 7 (M° La Tour-Maubourg)



Dream houses – 7:30 pm

Launch of the book Maisons rêvées byDelphine Aboulker, dedicated to architects’ houses in France, which presents a panorama of French domestic architecture over the last twenty years. Major developments, major players and flagship projects through a selection of houses divided into five themes: ecological houses, city houses, aesthetic quest, reinvented tradition and industrial inspiration.

Volume⎢47 rue N.D. de Nazareth – Paris 3 (M° Strasbourg St-Denis)

Thursday, October 20th


Christophe Delcourt for CFOC – 09h / 11h

CFOC (Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine) press day around the furniture collection designed by Christophe Delcourt, in the presence of Valérie Mayeko Le Héno and the designer.


CFOC⎢170 bd Haussmann – Paris 8 (M° Miromesnil)



Welcome Art – 09h / 19h

Piacé le Radieux is invited to take over a room at the mythical La Louisiane hotel for the Bienvenue Art event (20/23-10). With François Curlet, Natsuko Uchino, Mrzyk & Moriceau, Stéphane Vigny, Olivier Leroi, Thomas Mailaender, Ronan Bouroullec, Séverine Hubard, Christophe Terlinden, Pascal Rivet, Christian Ragot, Norbert Bézard?


Hotel La Louisiane⎢60 rue de Seine – Paris 6 (M° Mabillon)



Art Deco. France-North America – 09h / 11h

Press opening of the exhibition “Art Déco. France-North America” (21-10/06-03) in the presence of the curators Emmanuel Bréon, cons. Chief, resp. of the gallery of paintings and stained glass and Bénédicte Mayer, conservation officer.

Following the exhibition “1925. When Art Deco Seduced the World”, presented in 2013, this new exhibition continues the exploration of the Art Deco period by recounting the transatlantic intellectual and artistic exchanges from the end of the 19th century to the 1930s.


La Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine⎢1 pl. du Trocadéro – Paris 16 (M° Trocadéro)



Vitra Session – 10am

Vitra Digital session about the multi-faceted work of Jean Prouvé and conversations with his daughter, Catherine Prouvé.

A dive into the Prouvé archives of the Vitra Design Museum with Rolf Fehlbaum, Chairman Emeritus of Vitra. Presentation of the new products and updates of the Prouvé collection by Christian Grosen, CDO at Vitra.

Registration here



Paris+ by Art Basel 2022 – 11am / 3pm

Opening by invitation, of Paris+ (20/23-10), modern and contemporary art fair, and opening to the public 15h/20h (21/23-10 – 12h/20h).

Grand Palais Éphémère⎢2 pl. Joffre – Paris 7 (M° École Militaire/La Motte-Piquet)



AKAA – 12pm / 2pm and 2pm / 6pm

Press opening and Pro opening by invitation, of AKAA – Also Known As Africa,
international fair of contemporary art and design (21/23-10).

First NFT exhibition on AKAA: supported by Neuvième Toit, in collaboration with the Franco-Ivorian artist Willow Evann and the gallery 31 Project Paris, the project of a triptych of physical and digital works aims to highlight African art in an innovative and accessible way. Collection of 500 NFTs based on the works of Willow Evan: Google Noir, Tiraillés and Zaouli.

Carreau du Temple⎢4 rue Eugène Spuller – Paris 3 (M° Temple)



How to give back its letters of nobility to graphic design? – 6pm / 8pm

Round tables animated by Silvia Dore and Michel Bouvet:
Representing to federate, exposing graphics. With Diego Zaccaria (founder of the Mois du Graphisme d’Échirolles), Jean-Michel Géridan (director of Signe, Centre national du graphisme in Chaumont), Michel Bouvet (co-founder of the Fête du graphisme).
A mutual commitment for what future? With Silvia Dore (Alliance France Design) and Ruedi Baur (Alliance Graphique Internationale, AFD).
Raising awareness of a first graphic commission for young graduates. With Sandra Chamaret (director of ESAC Cambrai), Justine Figueiredo (ESAC Cambrai, École Supérieure d’Art et de Communication) and Jérôme Pernoud (EPSAA, École de communication visuelle de la Ville de Paris).


On registration here


Le 55⎢55 bd St-Germain – Paris 5 (M° Maubert-Mutualité)



Nihonga: New proposals for the 21st century – 6pm / 9pm

Opening of the guest exhibition of paintings “Nihonga: New Proposals for the 21st Century” by the Japanese gallery Shibunkaku (19/30-10), a major gallery founded in Kyoto in 1937.


Ogata Paris⎢16 rue Debelleyme – Paris 3 (M° St-Sébastien-Froissart)



Aqua – 6:30 pm

Discover the new Aqua creation by Beau&Bien.


Beau&Bien⎢6 rue du Parc Royal – Paris 3 (M° Chemin Vert)



London calling – 6:30pm

Piasa opening of the exhibition “London calling” (21/25-10) curated by Tom Dixon.

Cocktail and Live welding performed by Tom Dixon – 7pm.

Auction on Wednesday 26-10 at 5pm.


Confirm at


Piasa⎢118 rue du Fbg St-Honoré – Paris 8 (M° Miromesnil)



Look who’s back ! – 18h30

Taacchini X Silvera opening of the new exhibition “Look who’s back, Le Mura by Mario Bellini”.


Confirm with


Silvera Kléber⎢58 av. Kléber – Paris 16 (M° Boissière)



Conversations with Juliette Lemontey and Guido de Zan – 6:30 pm / 9 pm

Opening of the new exhibition featuring a selection of works by visual artist Juliette Lemontey and sculptor Guido de Zan (20/31-10).


Gallery Amelie Maison d’art ⎢18 rue Séguier – Paris 6 (M° Odéon)



Intuition – 7pm

Pre-launch of the book Intuition. 560 pages to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Naço agency. Signature by Marcelo Joulia.

In parallel to Paris+ by art basel, Marcelo Joulia, background. of Studio Naço, presents an original installation, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his agency, at the RBC Paris showroom (21-10/02-12). Vernissage.


Rupture Arts & Books⎢24 rue du Vertbois – Paris 3 (M° Temple)

RBC Paris⎢40 rue Violet – Paris 15 (M° La Motte-Piquet Grenelle)

Friday, October 21st


How can contemporary African art capitalize on the innovation of NFTs? – 15h/16h30

Round table conference “Between promises and concrete realizations: how can contemporary African art capitalize on the innovation of NFT?” in connection with the project and the participation of Willow Evann, Kenza Zouari (curator and co-founder of Mono Gallery in Tunis and member of the DAO African CyberBat) and Frédéric Jonchet (Associate Founder of NFT4ALL and Associate Director of Makom).

Carreau du Temple⎢4 rue Eugène Spuller – Paris 3 (M° Temple)



Flaine, the Bauhaus of the French Alps


Meeting around the book Flaine, le Bauhaus des Alpes françaises by Bénédicte Chaljub.

Hailed as the most iconic avant-garde ski resort in France when it opened, Flaine is a piece of the world like no other. Labelled as a 20th century heritage site. in 2003, it was designed by Marcel Breuer, master of the Bauhaus.
Unexpected, radical, austere, Flaine still questions today the representations of the mountain resort.

Volume⎢47 rue N.D. de Nazareth – Paris 3 (M° Strasbourg St-Denis)

Saturday, October 22nd


Unique Design – 11am / 6pm

Unique Design X Paris @ Garage Amelot (19/23-10) promotes functional art, collectible design and innovation that stems from the fascinating intersections between art, design, architecture, fashion, skateboarding and life.

This year, Yinka Ilori is installing his Skate-able Object Park, a limited edition modular sculptural skate park, hosting a series of activities with local youth groups, professional and amateur skateboarders, to raise funds for the Tony Hawks skate park project.

Day of seminars with ELLE Decoration on NFT and collectible design, how the fusion of art, skate fashion and design can improve communities, as well as a rippin’ session @ The Skate-able Object Park by Yinka Ilori.


Le Garage⎢rue Amelot – Paris 11 (M° St-Sébastien-Froissart)

Sunday, October 23rd



All Oli!


In April 1962, the Studebaker Avanti, designed by Raymond Loewy, the designer of the Streaamline, was officially presented at the New York Show.

Its singular design, the car proposed a modern and even futuristic look for the time with a large glass surface, headlights and a front face recessed from the wings. The industrial designer has equipped it with two real special features, firstly a roll bar incorporated into the roof and side panels and a reinforced fiberglass body.


60 years later, Citroën’s Oli, a study of a small, light electric pickup, announced the style and philosophy of the brand’s future models, already sketched out in the Ami, while being more versatile.

With its economical design and minimalist style, this so-called “toaster” was greeted by many with skepticism.

But this quadricycle quickly became a commercial success.

This is why the Oli concept car – whose name was chosen to echo that of the small car, while playing with the English pronunciation “All-ë” – is strongly inspired by it.

Perfectly functional, this prototype is full of ideas to make electric mobility accessible to the greatest number of people, without imposing as many compromises as the Ami.


What is innovative about this amazing vehicle that looks like a Playmobil car? A featherweight for lack of aerodynamics.


It’s very easy to make a car for €100,000 or €150,000, but it’s much harder to make a vehicle that the vast majority could afford,” says Anne Laliron, the automaker’s director of future products and mobility solutions.

In this context, carrying a huge, expensive battery was out of the question. The Citroën Oli therefore makes do with 40 kWh of capacity, instead of 50 kWh on the compact ë-C4. This modesty does not prevent the concept from claiming a 400 km range, thanks to a consumption of only 10 kWh/100 km. If you look at the vertical windshield, you will have understood that this sobriety is not the result of an extraordinary aerodynamic design, like Mercedes EQXX. The French brand preferred to bet on a mass contained around 1,000 kg. This is quite a feat for a 100% electric vehicle that is 4.20 meters long, 4 cm longer than a C3 Aircross. The latter already weighs close to 1,200 kg minimum despite its thermal engines, and the ë-C4 mentioned above does not go below 1,500 kg.


And for good reason, the car is made of cardboard… recycled honeycomb!


A remarkable feat and a choice that is much more rational than it seems. Used for the roof, hood and bed panels of this pocket pickup, this material developed with BASF would prove to be very durable and resistant. To prove it, Citroën did not hesitate to have journalists climb on the roof of the Oli! Quite a contrast to most concepts, which sometimes barely scratch the surface. However, this special cardboard has a disadvantage: to keep its solidity, it must be used flat. This largely explains the very geometric design of this style study, which accentuates the kinship with the Friend.


As we like to repeat often, in design, it is the function that induces the form!


The exterior design remains more elaborate than on the Ami. Especially at the front, where we discover the new logo intended to decorate the future Citroën productions.

First seen on the 19_19 concept, during the brand’s centenary, this emblem opts for a look inspired by the past. This is a strong trend among French manufacturers, since Renault and Peugeot also played the nostalgia card when they changed their coats of arms last year.


This new logo has really become the central jewel of our front end,” explains Raphaël Doukhan, the young designer in charge of Oli’s exterior styling. It’s an unusual element that we want to highlight. So we put it on an extremely pure surface.
With no grille and a new C-shaped light signature, this study marks a real break with current models. It announces the end of a gimmick used by the brand for many years, that of the chrome chevrons that stretch from one headlight to the other.


See it


Have it? Unfortunately, the pocket pickup silhouette has more of a recreational purpose. No need to hope that Citroën will try to enter this category, which is currently absent from the market.

But it’s always nice to dream…


Have a good vacation! See you in early November!