Paris Design Week 2023: The Best Of

Paris Design Week 2023 is a highly anticipated event in the design world in September. Hundreds of creators, designers and brands presented their inspiring and breathtaking collections to the world in the heart of the French capital. Let’s discover beautiful installations and new interior trends 2024, introducing us to the world of design and craftsmanship talents.

“Think Pink!” by Uchronia

Julien Sebban, the visionary behind Parisian design studio Uchronia (who has also designed Restaurant Forest Marseille), unveiled his first outdoor furniture collection at the Orangerie of the majestic Hôtel de Sully. In a homage to the timeless film “Funny Face,” where Audrey Hepburn’s character, a discerning fashion editor, breathes life and colour into her world, Julien orchestrated a mesmerising exhibition, full of colours and French craftsmanship.

Uchronia debuted with their furniture collection, featuring two elegantly undulating seats named the Sunset Bench and Sunset Chair, accompanying them with the charming Cookie table and a playful pop-inspired floor lamp. Inside the chateau, the exhibition showcases a monumental room divider framing a circular bed crafted in collaboration with Le Lit National. 

Woods Gallery, located in a charming Montmarte neighbourhood, has invited Italian brand Memphis Milano to celebrate radical design by showcasing a curated selection of the most iconic works from this movement. These pieces are a testament to the surprising and playful nature of Memphis design, drawing inspiration from the world of toys and American comics from the 1980s. The anti-design style embodied by Memphis serves as a true representation of their unique design philosophy. Ceramics by Nathalie du Pasquier, light fixtures of Martine Bedin as well as eclectic decor of Ettore Sottsass.

Paris Design Week Factory

Like every year, let’s head to Espace Commines where emerging designers’ works, thoughtfully curated by Studio Marant are being showcased.

Amongst the standout showcases, Capucine Guhur‘s self-published OKO collection is a true gem. Its wooden sculptures draped in luxurious Élitis fabrics redefine form and function with exquisite finesse.

Raphael Pontais mixes soft fabric with sculptural curvy metal, his favourite material and creates an outstanding piece of furniture named Rooly.

Amca Oval, a Parisian studio, transitions gracefully from fashion to design with their modular metal bookcase—an artistic yet practical masterpiece.

Corpus Studio‘s BB collection introduces: a chic coffee table and radiant pendant lighting, blending aesthetics and practicality seamlessly.

Venturing into Seine-Saint-Denis, we find L’Établissement, Quentin Pigeat’s artisanal workshop, producing stunning wooden furnishings that beautifully meld tradition with innovation.

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche celebrates Spain with Roissy de Palma

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche celebrates Spain with “Olé Olé” pop-up. It showcases Roissy de Palma’s, who was an actress, life. She has been discovered by Almodovar and became famous since. You can find a vast choice of curated home and fashion products, which pay tribute to Spanish craftsmanship and actresses favourite brands and objects. 

Julien Strypsteen et Eric-Sébastien Faure-Lagorce, founders of the Sinople gallery, introduce Horizon. This new exhibition showcases emerging Belgian design scene with artists Joris Verstrepen, Thibeau Scarcériaux, Charlotte Anne Declercq, Elias Van Orshaegen as well as photography works of Rana Van Pellecom.

Friedmann&Versace debuts with “Constellation”

Friedmann&Versace, Parisian interior design duo, presents their first furniture collection. Created and made in France by Ateliers d’Art, the various pieces illustrate a dreamlike, poetic world. Furniture feature celestial, vegetal and aquatic motifs, which make reference to both the surrealist movement and mythology.

Ko-Tone Spyral Xylophone By Invisi

Japanese studio Invisi took over the courtyard of the Hôtel de Soubise, headquarters of the Museum of the National Archives, with their new artwork made of wooden construction Ko-Tone Spyral Xylophone. This wooden design piece is an actual musical instrument made of wooden slats, which gets activated when user places a wooden ball which then slides down the small steps towards the ground.

JR - Retour a la Caverne ACTE I

Paris National Opera invited worldwide known artist JR to dress the scaffolding covering the monument to create a poetic installation named RETOUR À LA CAVERNE – Acte I – L’entrée de la caverne.

During few weeks Parisians and city guests have the occasion to see extracts from the most famous ballet and opera pieces. ‘They appear both as ruins, reflecting the fragility of Parisian monuments and questioning their eternal nature. Simultaneously, one can perceive work in constant reconstruction, as evidenced by the numerous scaffolds present, a nod to the real and necessary work that physically supports this installation.’ – tells JR.

Inspired by 19th-century romantic aesthetics, the Napoleon III-era architecture seemingly floats between ruins and perpetual construction.

Visitors ascending the Avenue de l’Opéra can immerse themselves in this geological universe, and enjoy ballet and opera performances.

This transformation of the Palais Garnier facade pays homage to its history and the convergence of art, architecture, and philosophy, reminding us that creativity persists amid restoration.

Sistema collection by Theoreme Editions

Theoreme Editions is a French maison d’édition that collaborates with contemporary designers and the finest European craftsmen to create poetic works of furniture and objects. This year the Maison introduced new modular sofa system, reminding of 1970s design as well as The Pleat Console, made of a single sheet of aluminium. The statement piece executed by Pouenat, specialising in metal works.

VELUX ART at Galerie Joseph

For the very first time, VELUX participates at Paris Design Week 2023, marking a significant milestone in its design journey. At Galerie Joseph, beautiful venue full of charm and daylight, VELUX presents “VELUX ART,” a creative pop-up, surrounded by various partners: photographers, illustrators but also partners from the Home improvement category, such as La Redoute Intérieurs, Smeg and Farrow & Ball

“Legami" By Elena Salmistraro for Tai Pei rugs

Elena Salmistraro, the exceptionally talented Italian product designer and artist, calls Milan her home and creative haven. Her work is a testament to her ability to seamlessly merge different shapes and colours. In an outstanding collaboration, Tai Ping, the renowned expert of crafted luxury rugs, joined hands with the artist. The outcome? Colourful collection of six hand-tufted rugs aptly named “Legami.”

Drawing inspiration from the most fundamental of human forms—the hand, both as a graphic motif and a conceptual theme, this collection is a visual homage to the profound symbolism of human connection and exchange.

Triode welcomes US designers with Roll & Hill

In celebration of the new edition of Paris Design Week, Triode opens its doors to the distinguished New York-based publisher, Roll & Hill, known for its collaborations with some of the most captivating American designers. Handcrafted to perfection, their collections of lighting fixtures and furniture draw their uniqueness from the use of exquisite materials such as wood, brass, and blown glass.

Established in 2010 under the visionary leadership of Jason Miller, this American enterprise harnesses the creative prowess of independent designers while seamlessly offering the advantages typically associated with prominent manufacturers. Roll & Hill’s creations are meticulously crafted on demand in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

This partnership and showcase stand as a testament to the harmonious blend of craftsmanship and innovation, where exceptional design meets the artistry of materials. As Roll & Hill takes center stage at Triode during Paris Design Week, visitors are invited to explore a world where form, function, and aesthetic excellence converge in a breathtaking display of American design ingenuity.

Fleur de le Salle's bicolor Parisian chic

Fleur Delesalle‘s work is a mix of freshness, delicacy, and lightness. For Paris Design Week 2023, she envisions bicolor installation, nestled within a boldly two-toned setting—a playful nod to her beloved hometown, Paris, and her artistic DNA.

Laura Gonzalez and her collection "Conversations"

Laura Gonzalez, a celebrated interior decorator, unveils her latest furniture creations during Paris Design Week.

Her collection, named ‘Conversations, Reflections, and Reveries,’ is an embodiment of creative interactivity. She has transformed her gallery with a touch of surrealism. Her dining table features a plateau decorated with Zulu motifs, in majolica style ceramic plates holding spaghetti and meatballs. However, to balance the exuberance, Gonzalez introduces a serene modernist framework, using sustainable materials such as non-woven textiles made from silk thread and recycled paper pebbles.

This exceptional collection reflects Laura Gonzalez’s evolving design philosophy—an intricate blend of innovation, craftsmanship, and thoughtful conversation.

"Antre" collection by M Editions

M éditions is proud to present the “Antre” collection, created by talented Romy Lesniowski. This marks Romy’s debut furniture collection, born from complete creative freedom granted by Jean-Pascal Morvidoni, the visionary founder of M éditions.

Romy Lesniowski appreciates raw, authentic materials. The collection harmonizes around travertine stone, known for its natural beauty.

This collection includes table lamps, consoles, nesting tables, coffee tables, and dining tables, each available in various formats.

Bina Baitel, a name synonymous with artistic brilliance, signs the decoration of the Château du Tremblay in Normandy—a sanctuary dedicated entirely to the world of art and design, courtesy of the Christophe Gaillard Gallery.

As a designer and architect, Bina Baitel masterfully weaves together art, design, and architecture. In the occasion of Paris Design Week 2023, the entire living room concept envisioned for the chateau will be transplanted to the heart of the Marais district at the esteemed Galerie Christophe Gaillard.

This event marks Bina Baitel’s inaugural personal collection, featuring an array of seating, consoles, mirrors, lamps, and more. This exhibition promises an immersive experience— invitation to explore a 150m2 gallery filled with 28 unique objects and furniture creations. Among these design objects, you’ll encounter the fusion of never-before-seen iconic designs. It’s a rendez-vous with artistry and design that transcends boundaries, leaving an indelible mark on the world of interior aesthetics.

The Invisible Collection celebrates their collection at Feau Boiseries

Invisible collection, famous design curator, celebrate their fifth anniversary. They showcase their collection in the historical Féau & Cie rooms, world-renowned for decorative boiseries panels.

For this occasion, Invisible collection showcases their new capsule collection in collaboration with Dedar, the Italian textile manufacturer famed for its dazzling fabrics. Nine iconic designs are adorned with fabrics. Among these, the Alexandra Sofa by Charles Zana, enveloped in Dedar’s Vladimiro ultra-soft angora kid mohair, commands attention.

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