Paris Design Week is part of The Maison-Objet showing. It offers the best opportunity to follow the design itineraries in the city, where more than 100 exhibitions and galleries display the latest offerings in home design. Here are some of the essentials that cannot be missed!
Paris has a long history of decorative arts, and these itineraries offer thematic guided tours to help visitors customize their experience according to their own interests. These tours allow you to experience the highly interesting design concepts that exist in Paris all year round. The tours treat design as an essential part of the life of Paris, not simply as a temporary installation.
You could easily spend hours exploring the many possibilities in all of the Parisian districts. The Design & Architecture tour, a particularly interesting one, includes visits to Jean Nouvel Design, Quantum Glass’ A Glass House, and Atelier Pierre Bonnefille. The Art & Design itinerary features contemporary design galleries and museums, such as l’Institut du Monde Arabe, Fondation Cartier, and Galerie BSL.
When planning your own itinerary, take into account these personal recommendations and make sure to visit these Rive Gauche design hotspots: Assouline is an excellent source of fashion, art, and design books, and is the ideal place to pick up gifts to bring back home.
[Photo via The Life Style Concept]
Hopefully, you now have plenty of ideas for finding art and design gems, when time comes for you to visit and enjoy the wide variety of Paris Design Week itineraries!
[Main photo via Jean Nouvel]