Paris Design week September 2023 was a blast. It was only a short trip for me, as I was mainly there to check up on my Paris apartment refurbishment. Follow me here at My Paris With Me to see my apartment progress.
So here’s my favourite finds in a day.
Amélie Maison d’art is a beautiful contemporary art gallery that curates art for private collectors and interior designers.
This year the gallery’s owner, Améle du Chalard had joined forces with curator Johanna Colombatti to pay a tribute to one of my favourite artists, David Hockney.
Their task was to bring Hockney’s painting from 2002 ‘ Interior with Lamp’ to life.
You can see a print out of the painting above.
Doesn’t it look marvellous?
Johanna who previously trained at Sotheby’s, curated the artists herself and gave them an open brief to recreate the painting scene.
My favourite are the ceramic lamps and painted shades by I believe, Rémy Bracquemont and Alexandre Benjamin Navet. I also love the wood texture of that side table.
It really looks like a cosy space don’t you think? That 70s design armchair is by the textile house Elitis.
The wavy rug is by Mathilde Labrouche.
I remember really loving art when I was at university and investing in some unique pieces, then I stopped.
My love for art has become revived again, and I am hoping to fill my new Paris apartment with some beautiful unique pieces.
Everything look so quirky and cool.
Elsewhere, at Paris Design week September 2023, this wonderful recycled fabric art collage, inspired by Italian landscapes, caught my attention.
It’s a collaboration between artist Lucia Sellier and the socialite Family’s owner Constance Gennari.
From the walls, and now to the floors.
I spotted this gorgeous rug at the Paris Design Factory in the Marais district, by French artist Margaux De Penfentenyo.
This is part of the ‘Dear friends’ collection she was exhibiting for Paris Design week September 2023, inspired by the celebration when friends get together, such as fiery dinners and drunken evenings with laughter.
It was wonderful to discover the exhibition at the wallpaper house Bienfait Paris on my wander in the Marais.
They have collaborated with designer Margaux Keller to design a fabulous vibrant collection of wallpapers.
I also love the pretty furniture pieces Margaux Keller has designed, reminiscent of the Brutalist style that I think is an interior trend to watch.For more colourful inspiration, here is the work by Uchronia at the historic Hôtel de Sully des Vosges, with their exhibition “Think Pink”.
The theme has been inspired by the stanley Donen’s 1957 film ‘Funny Face’.
The collection on show is a collaboration with the fabric and textile atelier, Prelle who I have also previously written about.
I must say, I do adore this seating design by Uchronia with its soft curves and burl wood. Talking about Burl wood, I think this is also the next big trend soon to explode on the mainstream.
Last but not least, I was happy to chance upon Alix D Reynis whilst visiting the Paris design factory site.
Alix is a Parisian designer and sculptor.
I was particularly drawn to the Nina Ricci L’air du Temps bottle that she had created out of porcelain.
Here it is up close. Isn’t it a beauty?
I’m pleased to say that I am now. a proud owner of this limited edition bottle.
Hope you have enjoyed this whistle stop tour of what I saw and liked in Paris Design week September 2023. Hopefully, I can bring you a few snippets of London Design week soon too.
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