5 Remarkable Design Exhibitions One Ought to See at Paris Design Week ⇒ What’s so spectacular about the extraordinary Paris Design Week is that it gathers numerous events, installations and exhibitions spread throughout the city that completely enhance the quality of design. Today, CovetED will feature 5 remarkable exhibitions that design enthusiasts and professionals alike should consider visiting, whether if they are taking place the design week’s cornerstone event, Maison et Objet or around the city’s exquisite galleries. These will introduce new launches and collections and, this year, there’s a particular focus for Lebanese design, so are they certainly a must-visit.
Written by Fábio Teixeira
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6 September – 6 October 2018; 54 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
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The esteemed Carpenters Workshop Gallery will introduce Supernova, a remarkable solo exhibit from dynamic Lebanese duo, David/Nicholas. Through a collection of tables, cabinets and rugs, David/Nicolas built upon their fascination with time and the universe to create a retro-futuristic ensemble that speaks to the beauty of regeneration. Below, you can see the making of the “070” dining table in Travertino Navona with silvered brass.
Image Credit to Alessandro Furchino Capria
6 September – 31 October | Galerie Chastel-Maréchal, 5 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris;
Image Credit to Agence Phar – J. Beylard et V. Luc
Aline Chastel is about to open a show of 21 pieces based on Post-war Brazil’sfertilel hub of modernist design. Sergio Rodrigues and José Zanine Caldes are some of the designers that have created pieces for this exhibit. Besides being modern, the works are marked by “an undulating muscularity and occasionally rustic charm” as you can see, for example, by the tea cart depicted above which was designed by Jorge Zalszupin in 1947.”
14 September – 15 December; Galerie Diurne 50, Rue Jacob – 75006 Paris;
‘Ikatu (by night)’ et du banc ‘Bridge.’ Image Credit to Vincent Leroux
With Lad, Raphael Navot will present six of his newest creations at the prestigious Galerie Diurne in Paris. Navot will present one tapestry design and five handwoven rugs. The Parisian designer is a long-time collection of worldwide satellite images, from Australia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and he has been able to masterfully incorporate them into his rug patterns using materials like linen, silk and wool.
7-11 September | Maison et Objet ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte
One of the best exhibits you cannot miss during Maison et Objet is the Ha Porcelain collection by designer Sebastian Bergne and porcelain experts Tokyo Saikai. This minimalist ceramic collection is a combines colours and design in the most harmonious way.
6 September – 29 October | Gallery S. Bensimon; 111 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris
Playful vessels by Richard Yasmine made for JCP Universe. Image Credit to Silvio Macchi.
Gallery S. Bensimon celebrates Lebanese creativity by showcasing the contemporary Lebanese design landscape. This will be done in collaboration with Joy Mardini Design Gallery from Beirut. In their gallery, a series of exceptional works will be presented from artists such as Richard Yasmine, David/Nicolas, Hala Matta, Marc Baroud as well as this year’s Maison et Objet’s rising talents Carla Baz and Marc Dibeh, just to name a few.
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