Paris Design Week 2023, design in all its forms

From tomorrow to 16 September

Paris Design Week 2023 is ready to celebrate design in all its forms, with a series of events and exhibitions that will take place from 7 to 16 September 2023. Paris, already renowned for its cultural and artistic richness, unveils the new district Palais Royal-Place des Victoires-Pigalle which marks the beginning of a new era for the city and among the protagonists of this edition there will be young emerging talents, art galleries, showrooms, companies, established designers, museums and institutions .

With about 450 participants in 350 locations, the capital is mobilizing for this 13th edition which offers nine itineraries to satisfy all tastes. This year, then, the Paris Design Week will take place in 4 districts instead of 3. So, in addition to the well-known Opéra-Concorde-Etoile, Marais-Bastille-République and Rive Gauche districts, there will be the new Palais Royal district -Place des Victoires-Pigalle. Art and design galleries, both historic and new, will open their doors to visitors, while the showrooms of major companies will present their new collections.

Paris Design Week 2023 and Maison&Objet celebrate this edition with the theme: “Enjoy”. A special occasion to explore eccentricity and audacity. Among the emblematic installations that tell Enjoy we point out “Think Pink” by Uchronia who settles in the Orangerie of the Hôtel de Sully. The multidisciplinary collective created by Julien Sebban delights with his creativity in an exhibition that explores colour, pattern and form in a joyful whole. In the Orangerie, Uchronia showcases traditional French savoir-faire and in the gardens it unveils its first outdoor collection: the Sunset bench and chair, the Cookie coffee table alongside the lamps designed by Crealum’in.

Potters, glaziers, textile designers and lighting manufacturers will present their bold and colorful creations with the exhibition Re-Création. In his concept store, Entrepreneurs invites the public to discover the works of ceramists Studio Kartini, Mathilde Lemancq and Isabelle Pons, fabric designers Harumi Art x Atelier Sumbiosis, lighting designer Clarisse Dutraive and glass master Fluïd..

Until October 1, the Swedish Institute hosts “End Dying“, an installation showcasing a collection of tableware from Misschiefs, a Stockholm-based independent platform that works to increase the visibility of female artists and designers, as well as LGBTQIA+ people. Six artists (( Anna Nordström, Sara Szyber, Lotta Lampa, Isa Andersson, Maria Pita Gerreiro and ButchXFemme) have been invited to create one-of-a-kind objects, handmade in Sweden. French multidisciplinary artist Popline Fichot and Norwegian artist Yngvild Saeter also participate.

Giopato & Coombes opens the doors of its first temporary gallery in Paris (until the end of October) in the heart of Saint-Germain des Prés and presents some of its most emblematic lighting creations, born from the Venetian mastery of glass combined with the most innovative technology.

Ginori 1735 on the occasion of Maison&Objet, it presents the renovated Paris store, renovated with the brand’s new creative concept, the Domus home collection and the new LCDC Gold special edition.

The Jardin du Palais Royal is the place of an extraordinary event: “Reflections“. From 15 September to 15 November, Emmanuel Barrois will install the largest glass scaffolding in the world. The installation, 15 meters high and made with around 8 tons of glass, is as much a technical feat as an artistic project. The work creates a “trap of light” which, playing with rainbow reflections, asks questions about matter and immateriality, and proposes a reflection on sustainable development, with the reuse of glass in architecture.

Finally following in the footsteps of Céline Wright and Pierre Gonalons, this year the Hôtel de Soubise, Musée des Archives nationales, hosts “Ko-tone”, a musical installation in its gardens imagined by the Japanese creative collective Invisi. The goal is to tell nature and man in harmony through a sensory experience.