TOP EVENTS HAPPENING IN PARIS

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As an extension of the Maison & Objet trade fair, Paris Design Week provides an international platform for young and emerging design talent. Organised across Paris and comprising over 180 venues, including some of the city's premier exhibition spaces (art galleries, museums and cultural institutes, like La Maison Rouge, 104 and the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature) as well as concept stores and even hotels and restaurants, the week-long design 'itinerary' is free of charge, inviting the public to discover the year's newest collections and prototypes. Taking a broad-based view of design, the show features everything from furniture and home décor to fashion, art and even gastronomy.

So if you are going to Paris for Paris Design Week, bear in mind that the design hubs will be located in four areas: Saint-Germain-des-Prés; Les Halles/ Le Marais/ Bastille; Opéra/ Concorde/ Étoile and Barbès/ Stalingrad.

Find below five events that will be happening in these areas during 9 days of the week, giving you a chance to meet exhibiting designers, shops, and galleries after hours.

THE NOW! LE OFF

This year, an exhibition titled  THE NOW! LE OFF will spotlight over 100 new design talents and emerging brands. Visitors often consider it an extension of Maison & Objet.

VINCENT VAN DUYSEN ARCHITECTURE

During the Paris Design Week 2017, the Molteni&CIDada Flagship Store presents “Vincent Van Duysen Architecture”, a retrospective exhibition of the architecture projects of the Belgian architect, a personal account of two decades of work presented through a series of photographs and models.

IKEA X HAY

IKEA will present exclusively its new collaboration with the Danish brand - Hay, in the Marais, at 16 rue des Minimes. The fifty timeless and sophisticated pieces are grouped in a collection entitled Ypperlig or "Excelence" in French. 

JAZZ À LA VILLETTE

From 31st of August until the 13th of September, all the music and jazz lovers in the city will be able to enjoy incredible concerts all around town.

FESTIVAL DE L'AUTOMNE

From the 13th until the 30th of September, the Festival de L'Automne will once again celebrate the beginning of the fall season with a fabulous line-up of events and exhibitions that celebrate contemporary visual art, cinema, theater, music and more.

MR. NORTH