While the Maison et Objet show is reserved for professionals in the field, Paris Design Week is open to the public and design enthusiasts. Visitors are invited to discover the thoughts, innovations and creations of a committed generation of artists and designers. In the current context, the notion of “desirable development” is more than ever at the heart of the projects. Here are our favorites of this 2021 edition.
DIPTYQUE – MOTIONLESS TRAVEL
For its 60th anniversary, the French perfumer Diptyque has set up shop at the Louvre post office for an exhibition that is both olfactory and visual. The fragrance house asked nine contemporary artists to imagine original works around the brand’s five iconic destinations (France, Greece, Italy, Japan and Lebanon), all accompanied by a diptych perfume created especially for the occasion.
In a room with pink walls, on varnished wooden pallets, stands the work of artist Zoë Paul. To represent Greece, inspired by the town of Miliès, the artist created “The Cave of Chiron” especially for Diptyque. To be hung or placed, it is a sculpture composed of a ceramic bead curtain topped by a pewter crown. The pearls of the curtain draw a hand, a sacred symbol representing love and art in Greek mythology. The materials and the light that it gives off, the composition refers to the orthodox culture of Greece and brings a feeling of spirituality and deep serenity.
The exhibition continues until October 24th.
@Diptyque / Photo : Carlin Creative
@Diptyque / Photo : Carlin Creative
NATIONAL FURNITURE – IN A PIXEL CLOUD
“Nuage de pixel” is a set of furniture mixing art and design, imagined by Miguel Chevalier and A+A Cooren. A project bringing together several skills of the workshops of the Mobilier National. It is a pure and graphic living room with a black, white and gray pattern. The “magnifying glass” coffee table in polymethylmethacrylate gives a real pixel effect on the carpet patterns from any point of view. And the result is stunning!
@Miguel Chevalier et A+A Cooren / Photo : Carlin Creative
With a selection of art and design, the concept store and gallery, BOON_ROOM, encourages artistic expression in all its forms. And there is something for everyone! The creations chosen for the event reveal the multiculturality of the design and art brands with unique visions that make up BOON_ROOM.
From the brutal lines to the Punk/Science Fiction inspirations, this is the salon imagined by Editions 8888. Industrial colors and materials, the photograph of a man with an extraterrestrial body, the whole is provocative. A “Raw Luxury” design, which gives importance to spontaneous gestures, to the poetry of imperfection.
Combining art and design, JCP Universe’s creations mix classic and contemporary styles in a space/time philosophy of its own. The “Sopovria” and “Glacoja” collections of tables and armchairs tell the story of the brand’s imaginative universe that aims to transform the norms of the art of living.
@Boon_Room / Photo : Carlin Creative
PARIS DESIGN WEEK FACTORY FROISSART
As part of Paris Design Factory, the Froissart space welcomes artists who revive craft traditions to put them to use in their creations.
Among others, the artist Pierre-Christophe Gam pays tribute to traditional Cameroonian know-how with his Njoya collection. Entirely handmade and composed only of Raphia elements, the furniture set is remarkable for its pure lines and its ethnic modernity. The powerful matte black of the objects gives a feeling of elegance, of natural luxury.
@Froissart / Photo : Carlin Creative