The world’s most beautiful city is gearing up for Paris Design Week, held on 6-15 September 2018. This is a ten-day celebration of design and creativity, bringing the essence of MAISON&OBJET into the heart of the City of Light. Every year in September, Paris becomes the world capital of design, interior decoration and lifestyle.
The city is a living, breathing entity – places close down and vanish into oblivion, but others pop up in their place. Paris is a city constantly reinvented and rediscovered. So lace up your shoes, pick one of Paris Design Week’s itineraries and start walking! More than 200 venues are joining the event: showrooms, boutiques, galleries, ateliers, restaurants, cultural institutions, each housing an exclusive event.
Retour en images sur la soirée de lancement du OFF de la Paris Design Week 2018 investissant cette année Ground Control !Retrouvez notre sélection de jeunes talents jusqu'au 9 septembre. #PDW18© Pascal Nottoli
Posted by Paris Design Week on Thursday, 6 September 2018
Le Off and Young Talents
For its eighth edition, the exhibition dedicated to young talents Le Off is leaving Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design and moving to Ground Control Paris, in Rue du Charolais, in a temporary art venue owned by the French national railway company SNCF.What better location to spark the imagination of young designers than Paris’s foremost alternative scene? Pending rehabilitation, the former mail sorting centre, located just a stone’s throw from the Gare de Lyon train station, has been turned into a friendly cross-disciplinary venue where people can meet, share ideas, exhibit their art, make new discoveries and experiment.
During Paris Design Week, the venue will become a stage for a selection of more than 40 up-and-coming designers from all over the world.
Promoting Emerging Talents
Committed to offering a springboard for emerging designers, Paris Design Week and MAISON&OBJET have set up a specific stage for them at the heart of MAISON&OBJET (Hall 6), part of a dedicated exhibition showing the works of former Rising Talents Award and Rado Star Prize winners.
Named Born and Raised, this year the exhibition will be showcasing 21 French and international designers, who have come to present their new projects and collaborative designs.
In the same spirit, Paris Design Week will include an exhibition for fourth-year students at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD), curated by José Lévy, as well as an installation by watchmaker Rado, also invested in shedding light on young designers through its international Rado Star Prizes.For more visit Paris Design Week.