Every year in September, Paris is set a buzz with events honouring design and contemporary crafts! From 8 to 16 September, overlapping with Maison & Objet Paris (8-12 September), Paris Design Week continues to light up the City of Light with a host of exhibitions, debate-conferences, openings and cocktails, all united by one common goal: to share the love of design outside the walls of Maison & Objet Paris and to educate the greatest number of people about design.
Paris Design Week has been an invitation to discover the very latest trends in design and creative crafts. This week, more than 200 participating venues joined in, some of which were open to the public exclusively for the occasion. This is a unique opportunity for the public to admire the work of budding, as well as renowned talents, both French and international, with a headline exhibition called Now! Le Off, which provides a springboard for young designers to boost their careers. Paris Design Week is fast becoming the definitve cultural counterpoint that is raising the bar for design weeks across the world.Greater synergy between public and professional events: This year, Now! Le Off strengthened its ties with Maison & Objet. With the two events overlapping, visitors and professional exhibitors had the chance to attend the awards ceremony for the Rado Star Prize France contest, held on Saturday 9th September, which provided designers with more opportunities to meet brands. An exciting programme featured a variety of openings and cocktails throughout the entire city with boutiques, galleries, workshops, showrooms, restaurants, hotels, museums and other cultural institutions all joining in to celebrate design, offering a plural approach on a number of themes, which this year include:
Borderless Design: from the Atlantic to the Urals, PARIS DESIGN WEEK is a cosmopolitan event. – Stuff of Design: celebrating creativity, senses and conceptual design. – Excellence in Galleries and Concept Stores: catering to those with a taste for beautiful things. – What’s Design? – Special Projets #UnderConstruction – Budding Talents: spotlighting young designers.For more visit Paris Design Week.