Paris Design Week #pdw18
Every September, Paris Design Week marks the start of a new year for international designers. This fringe event during Maison&Objet allows professionals, trend addicts and any other curious people, to rediscover the French capital through the prism of innovation.
In addition to Now! Le Off, PDW’s springboard for young talents and the Talks series of debates, 200 key venues guide visitors along 6 themed walks through 4 districts. Every year, some 100,000 visitors take part in this free 8-day, 5-evening celebration of all things design.
From neighbourhoods with a furnishing tradition to the capital’s new creative hotspots, Paris Design Week showcases Paris’ 4 most dynamic districts with 200 key venues that are sure to make a splash: showrooms, shops, galleries, studios and workshops, restaurants and hotels, not forgetting museums and other institutions, celebrate a multi-facetted approach to design with exhibitions, temporary installations and presentations of previously unseen products.
Four of the city’s most vibrant districts celebrate the creative industry: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Les Halles-Marais-Bastille, Opéra-Concorde-Étoile and Barbès-Stalingrad-Saint Ouen.
And for each of them, a special evening filled with exciting private views and events, bringing together the entire design community.
Paris Design Week schedule
Thursday 6 September in Saint-Germain-des-Prés;
Saturday 8 September in Les Halles-Marais-Bastille;
Monday 10 September in Opéra-Concorde-Étoile;
Tuesday 11 September in Barbès-Stalingrad-Saint Ouen.
The programme will also include an opening night for Le Off, to celebrate the young generation of design talents, ahead of the start of the event, on Tuesday 4 September, with a fun evening planned at Ground Control Paris, in Rue du Charolais.
Important: Le Off will no longer be based at Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design, the exhibition is moving to Ground Control, at 81 Rue du Charolais, Paris 12th. Spanning four districts of the city, Paris Design Week offers a rich programme of events exploring all fundamental aspects of design: materials of all sorts, light, colour everywhere, masters whose influence continues to inspire and the young generation, ready to rise to the challenge.