Five Exhibitions To Look Out For In Paris
For design fans heading to Paris, here are five exhibitions you can look forward to in 2018 as parts of the French capital will turn into an attractive venue to showcase an array of interior designs and innovative decorations.
Design fans and industry professionals heading to Paris can look forward to attend the Maison & Objet trade fair as well as the Paris Déco Off fringe festival this January 18-23, the French capital will turn into an attractive venue to showcase an array of interior designs and innovative decorations. This year, Maison & Objet will feature 3,000 brands, including 674 new exhibitors. Gain insights into new and future trends and view the various creations at the events, plus a host of exhibitions await.
“Bring it On – Danish Contemporary Jewelry” (until January 21)
La Maison du Danemark will present a snapshot of the current Danish contemporary jewellery scene. Themed “Bring It On”, 26 contemporary jewellery artists will present a wide range of jewellery focusing on ornament, design object and body art. Curated by Art Jewellery Copenhagen, the event will explore the art of contemporary jewellery-making and various aspects of jewellery with thought-provoking topics such as: Is it merely decorative? Is it art or is it an investment?
“Beyond Seeing” (January 28)
Held at WIP La Villette, Goethe-Institut is celebrating Paris fashion week and Franco-German Week with an exhibition called “Beyond Seeing”, where the blind and partially sighted people had the opportunity to work together with a team of design students to explore fashion beyond sight, focusing on hearing, smell, touch and how the body fills space.
“Constance Guisset Design, Actio!” (until March 11)
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is giving carte blanche to designers and scenographer Constance Guisset for a retrospective of 10 years of design under her own name, including brands like Petite Friture, Moustache, Matière Grise and Louis Vuitton.
“L’Expérience de la Couleur” (until April 2)
The famous Sèvres ceramics works will occupy the Musée National de la Céramique, Sèvres, showcasing artist’s interpretation and perception into colours and featuring nearly 400 works, with pieces by Ettore Sottsass, Andrea Branzi and Pierre Charpin.
“Azzedine Alaia: Je Suis Couturier” January 22 to June 10, 2018, 18 rue de la Verrerie
There will be an exhibition featuring 35 major pieces by the late fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa at 18 rue de la Verrerie, where he previously lived and worked. The artworks were specially selected by Olivier Saillard for the exhibition.
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