The bi-annual design tradeshow Maison & Objet is a must-visit for an interior enthusiast and while you are in the city there’s so much to explore, says WGSN Interiors Editor Laurence Pasquier
Twice a year, the WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors team tell you all the best places to visit on your way to or from Maison & Objet, the french interior design trade show. This January, we’ve again listed our 10 favourite places amongst Paris’ new spots, which subscribers can read all about here. Here is a little preview for Insider readers:
65 rue Condorcet – 75009 / +33 (0) 9 66 97 92 58
You may not have heard about him, but all of Paris has. An artist, designer, and jack of all trades Philippe Model is a Parisian figure and he has finally opened a homeware store. Aside from being set at the very foot of Montmartre, it stocks colourful pieces by the man himself or by friends who share his passion for vibrant hues and exciting patterns. What’s more, the scenographies change all the time so no visit is ever the same.
16 rue de la Verrerie – 75004 / +33 (0)1 40 27 90 13
Christophe Michalak, world pastry champion in 2005, pastry chef at Plaza Athénée and mentor at Lenôtre, has just opened his first ever patisserie, in the Marais, and his cakes are really worth the trip. They may seem a little pricy, but these are the pastries of the future – lighter, with less fat and gelatine, leaving room for taste and texture to run the show.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 Rue de Rivoli – 75001 /+33 (0)1 44 55 57 50
Starting January 21, this exhibition will focus on the wallpapers and wallcoverings of the last 400 years, offering an exceptional view into the archives of some of the most renowned manufacturers. This show is a must-see for any brand in the industry, featuring everything from the handprinted landscapes of Zuber or Sanderson to the graphic motifs of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac or Christian Lacroix.
90 Rue René Boulanger – 75010 / +33 (0)1 46 34 34 04
End the day at Hotel Providence, an intimate four-star boutique that embodies the trend for dark settings and historical decor. Conceived like a private mansion, it features dark woodwork, rich velvets and warm tones, with wallpapers and upholsteries by House of Hackney. In each room, paintings and artworks unearthed at antique dealers’ create an authentic family-house feel, ideal for a restorative rest after a long day on the town.
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