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The ODP Letter N°677

The ODP Letter N°677

Week of 06.12.2022


It smells like a tree! The low-carbon one from our French forests, the innovative one from a book exclusive to matériO, the one dreamt of new and parallel worlds called metavers, the one from a good flambé in a gallery, the one from the creative Pop-up Store of Christmas… The one cut for weeks that will lose its thorns less quickly thanks to the now imposed 19° in your interiors.

The good news – which will only last a year – is that after the near-polar and visionary Very Peri of 2022, it’s a Viva Magenta – closely related to carmine, crimson red or deep raspberry – which was unveiled a few days ago as the Pantone color of the year 2023. “It’s a nuanced carmine red tone that cultivates a balance between warm and cool, a hybrid color,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

It’s a great way to get your energy back and enjoy the party before the holidays!


So, enjoy and above all, take care!

Tuesday, December 06

Realization Wood – 09h / 11h

Visit of the wood construction of the Danone Research and Innovation Center in Gif-sur-Yvette in the presence of the actors of the operation, including the Arte Charpentier agency.

A scientific cluster of international renown, this new research and innovation center, certified as a Low Carbon Building, optimizes the quality of life at work and allows the creation, testing and incubation of the innovations of tomorrow. A center of excellence widely connected to the world, reversible and exemplary in the register of low-carbon buildings: low-carbon concrete, recycled or low-carbon aluminum, wood 95% of which comes from French forests.


Registration here


Danone⎢RD 128 Zac du Moulon – Gif-sur-Yvette 91



Designerbox – 10am / 7pm

New Designerbox corner of decoration and small design Christmas objects, playful and accessible, design tableware, gift boxes… in Habitat.


Habitat République⎢10 pl. de la République – Paris 10 (M° République)



Saint-Nicolas – 10am / 7pm

Open house materialO’. Tasting of homemade gingerbread, discovery of the showroom and its thousands of materials, pawing through the samples, and leafing through the book “Industry Of Nature” offered if you took the opportunity to join matériO’…


matériO⎢8 rue Chaptal – Paris 9 (M° Blanche)



The Factory of Cultures – 11am / 1pm

Guided tour by Encore Heureux Architectes, La Compagnie de Phalsbourg, Plaine Commune and the City of La Courneuve, of the Fabrique des Cultures, a project combining cultural halls and housing, won in 2017 as part of the call for projects “Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris” giving new life to the emblematic site of the former Babcock & Wilcox factories.


Registration here


Rue des Usines Babcock – La Courneuve 93 (M° RER B La Courneuve-Aubervilliers)



Matières en fête – 11am / 8pm

Pop-up store of designers (05/08-12). Jewelry – with those in Murano glass from Milodina Paris – ceramics, fashion accessories, decoration…


Bastille Design Center⎢74 bd Richard Lenoir – Paris 11 (M° St-Ambroise/Richard Lenoir)



Metaverse & virtual reality – 2:30 pm

Webinar for creatives, designers, graphic artists, developers to get the keys to distinguish metaverse, virtual reality, augmented reality… Tools, innovations and players in this booming sector, as well as the latest trends in virtual worlds.


Registration here



Clouds – 3pm / 8pm

Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Portuguese carpet brand Gur with the exhibition “Nuages” a collaboration with Sam Baron. Amuse-bouche at 7pm!


Flores Textile Studio⎢praça das Flores 53 – Lisboa



Super Nature – 6pm / 9pm

Opening of the collective exhibition Super Nature in resonance with the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, bringing together a selection of artists from the Manifesta gallery and invited artists who work with unusual materials such as pine thorns from the Landes, blown glass, stretched by Julie Legrand, plaster from jars, flocked sandstone, tufted tapestries, embroidery and sewing reanimating burnt wood or 3D printing.

In the presence of Valérie Delaunay.


Manifesta⎢6 rue Pizay – Lyon 69



La Manufacture des Pépins – 18h / 21h

Opening of the exhibition-sale of the Manufacture des Pépins (06/11-12), ceramics, jewels, textile objects, lights…


Espace Beaurepaire⎢28 rue Beaurepaire – Paris 10 (M° République)

Wednesday, December 07

L’Oursinade – 10am / 7pm

Exceptional Parisian sale with the exclusive presentation of the 2022 Christmas capsule collection “L’Oursinade” by Margaux Keller (07/10-12).

Margaux Keller Collections⎢21 rue Bonaparte – Paris 6 (M° St-Germain-des-Prés)



Christmas Pop-up – 6pm / 10pm

Pernod Ricard Foundation Christmas pop-up with singular arty gifts: a selection of pieces signed by artists, designers and creators – jewelry and artists’ objects, multiple works and original fashion pieces. With Bombyx Mama, Galerie MiniMasterpiece, Gilles Drouault, galerie/multiples, Homaar, Ker Xavier, Marianna Ladreyt, More Projects, Sophie de Bayser, We Do Not Work Alone.

Pernod Ricard Foundation ⎢1 Paul Ricard course – Paris 8 (M° St-Lazare)



Living Cities – 7:30 pm

Launch of Villes Vivantes – Histoires de réconciliations entre ville et nature by the TER agency, published on the occasion of the exhibition of the TER agency at the WAOO, center of architecture and urbanism in Lille, which observes how inhabitants, architects, urban planners and landscape architects from different continents, latitudes, climates and cultural contexts contribute to the making of a more living city. The exploration of a cultural and urban revolution that is taking place around the living, on the scale of our planet.

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

Thursday, December 08

European Flax and Hemp Confederation – 09:15

Press conference for the launch of the CELC’s new identity. New name, new identity and ambitions, the trajectory of the sector.


Confirm with:


Linen Dream Lab⎢15 rue du Louvre – Paris 1 (M° Louvre Rivoli)



Jakmousse +- Art Design Experiment – 12h / 15h

Press presentation and inauguration of the innovative artistic laboratory of residences, creations, exhibitions and meetings within the company Jakmousse whose activity is centered on the natural rubber industry. A center open to visual artists, designers, architects, choreographers, performers…

Exhibition “Relations in tension #2” (08/11-12) of unpublished projects by artists and designers, in connection with latex. With François Azambourg, Rebecca Fabulatrice, URL Fighters, Claude Courtecuisse…

Inauguration and festive evening Saturday 10-12 at 6pm.


Jakmousse⎢126 rue de Rosny – Montreuil 93 (M° Mairie de Montreuil)



Interface design – 2:00 pm / 3:30 pm

Conference proposed by the Design Spot, by Xavier Auffret, designer and co-founder of the Atelier universel, on interface design. Contextualization of the field of application within design in general and study of the circumstances of its emergence. Principles and best practices for designing effective and desirable interfaces.
Moderated by Yoann Montenot, project manager at Design Spot.
Registration here



Arty-Show – 6pm / 9:30pm

Opening of Roseline Delacour’s exhibition in the contemporary art group show Arty-Show (06/11-12).


Confirm with:


Luxury Living Store⎢18 av. George-V – Paris 8 (M° George V)



From sCtokes to Stocks – 6pm / 10pm

Vernissage in the immersive storage of Régis-R (10/11-12). Solo show of the designer Prince of Plastic !


La Shampouineuse⎢19 rue de la Nouvelle France – Aubervilliers 93 (M° Mairie d’Aubervilliers)



Beau&Bien – 6:30 pm

End of the year festivities to prepare you to welcome the sublime novelties in gestation of 2023! DJ and Cocktail at the Beau&Bien showroom.


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



The Future of the Circular Economy – 6:30 pm / 10:30 pm

Circular Challenge Citeo evening, 1st impact project gas pedal dedicated to the circular economy.
Presentation of Citeo’s acceleration program. Followed by the cocktail.


On registration here


Musée du quai Branly⎢37 quai Branly – Paris 7 (M° Alma-Marceau)



NØ LAB – 7pm

Meeting and performances ” NØ LAB : Cyber-sority ” about feminist practices in the digital world. The invited artists are explorers who question the world through the prism of women’s experiences and narratives (from artistic research on witches, ecofeminism or science fiction to creating new worlds).

With Dvora Levy, Juliette Lizotte, Claire Williams.
Ticketing here


La Gaîté Lyrique⎢3 bis rue Papin – Paris 3 (M° Réaumur-Sébastopol)



Viveka Bergström – 7pm / 9pm

Private sale of designer jewelry by Viveka Bergström at 20% off.


Viveka Bergström⎢23 rue de la Grange aux Belles – Paris 10 (M° Goncourt)

Friday, December 09

New seats in St-Eustache – 10am

Press conference around Constance Guisset’s new project, a bench designed specifically for the St-Eustache church, stackable and reversible with a simple gesture thanks to a tilting back.


St-Eustache⎢140 rue Rambuteau – Paris 1 (M° Les Halles)



The Makers Project – 2pm / 7pm

Press presentation (by invitation) of the works from “The Makers Project” by The Balvenie at Baccarat; an exceptional event based on the transcription of La Part des Anges by 3 artists: Emmanuelle Roule, ceramist and designer, Anaïs Galpin, creator of vegetal pastries, and Guillaume Grando (alias Supakitch) multidisciplinary artist, following their trip to Scotland to discover The Balvenie distillery and craftsmanship, reference of Scottish single malts.
A tasting experience, artistic and sensory around The Balvenie whiskey, in the presence of the creators of the works and Damien Anglada, ambassador The Balvenie.
La Maison Baccarat⎢11 pl. des États-Unis – Paris 16 (M° Boissière)



Original creations – 2pm / 10pm

Opening (09/10-12) of the group exhibition “Créations Originales” (09/16-12). Presentation of the drawings and books of the artist Stéphane Drillon, during this artistic Christmas market.


Galerie du Montparnasse⎢55 rue du Montparnasse – Paris 14 (M° Edgar Quinet)



OpenStudio – 3pm / 7pm

On the day after St. Nicholas’ Day and on the eve of St. Lucia’s Day, between magic and light, open house of the artist Dario Imbo’s workshop around a confidential exhibition of his latest engraved creations.
Share a prenatal brindisi!
Atelier Dario Imbo⎢26 rue Vignon – Paris 9 (M° Madeleine/Havre-Caumartin)

Saturday, December 10th


Sunday, December 11th

Sundays by the fire – 2pm / 6pm

Open house at the Sinople Gallery for meetings with the artists, moments of exchange and to discover the new proposal “Selected Works” around a fire and some specialties from here and elsewhere…


Sinople Hôtel de Retz⎢9 rue Charlot – Paris 3 (M° St-Sébastien-Froissart)

Monday, December 12th

“Architecture in its schools – an encyclopedia” – 7pm

Meeting with Amandine Diener and Daniel Le Couédic about the teaching of architecture in France. Transformed throughout the twentieth century, it has become more democratic and feminized, has experienced the rise of urbanism and the activism of the Modern Movement, the primacy of new techniques and materials and of course the profound evolution of programs.


Registration required here


Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine⎢7 av. Albert de Mun – Paris 16 (M° Trocadéro/Iéna)



La Source – 8pm

25th edition of the traditional auction for the benefit of the Source (Exhibition of works 10/12-12): 50 artists and designers transforming the Artek Atelier chair, designed by the TAF studio, and donated by Vitra. Sale under the hammer of Frédéric Chambre of Piasa.


Invitation card



Hotel de l’Industrie⎢4 pl. St-Germain-des-Prés – Paris 6 (M° St-Germain-des-Prés)

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