Paris Deco Off, a fair for luxury textile houses now in its fifth edition, welcomes designers and editors to nearly 75 participating showrooms that will be introducing collections and hosting events across the city.
Here’s a sampling of what’s happening over the course of the week:
Thursday, January 23
Chairman and creative director Patrick Frey will host a VIP presentation of the 2014 Pierre Frey collections at the home of Vincent Frey at 11:00 a.m. This is a private event, by invite only. RSVP required.
Nobilis Design Director Eric Vallero will present the 2014 collection and host a reception at 4:00 p.m. in the showroom (31 Rue Bonaparte).
Kartell will celebrate its 10th anniversary of the Bourgie Lamp by Gerruccio Laviani with an exhibition of interpretations by designers (242 Blvd. Saint Germain). Cocktail reception is from 6:30 p.m. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 24
Each of the participating showrooms will be open daily for visitors and the “late night” will take place on Friday for the “Right Bank” showrooms until 11:00 p.m.
The annual American Party in Paris will be at the La Salon des Arcades, Hotel de Ville from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Participating showrooms include Ainsworth-Noah, De Sousa Hughes, George Cameron Nash, Hines & Company, Holly Hunt, Jerry Pair, Jim Thompson, John Brooks Inc., Kelly Forslund Inc., Kneedler | Fauchére, Thomas Lavin and Webster & Company. RSVP is required to attend.
Arianne Nardo interviews Rocky LaFleur, Mark Hempill, Holly Hunt, Lee Cagley, Pierre Frey and Kelly Hardage at the 2013 American Party in Paris.
Patrick and Pierre Frey will host a special champagne toast and reception for the launch of the Multifarious book about the life and art of Maya Romanoff. The reception will take place at the Pierre Frey showroom (27 Rue Du Mail) from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. RSVP is required.
Baccarat (11, Place Des Etats-Unis) will host a VIP cocktail event at its showroom from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This is a private event; RSVP to your Baccarat sales representative.
Baker will host a private cocktail event from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. to celebrate the new Jacques Garcia collection at the showroom. This is a private event, by invitation only.
Saturday, January 25
The “Left Bank” showrooms will be open until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Saturday—Dubbed “bloggers day”—select bloggers and members of the media are invited to a private breakfast at de Gournay’s apartment at 10:00 a.m. for a presentation being given by Sarah Lavoine. The brunch will be followed by a visit of the decorator’s favorite showrooms by shuttle beginning at 12:00 p.m. This is a private event, by invitation only.
Dedar will kick off the day with a presentation of its new collection, given by Caterina and Raffaele Fabrizio, at 10:30 a.m. in the showroom (21 Rue Bonaparte). The collection is also featured in a pop-up exhibition at the Sparts Gallery (41 Rue De Seine). The showroom will be open for a cocktail party from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. RSVP is required.
Arianne Nardo interviews Holly Hunt, Raymond Telio, George Cameron Nash and Rocky LaFleur at the Dedar showroom in Paris during Deco Off 2013.
Roche Bobois invites designers to visit the showroom for a preview of its new collection. Champagne and macaroons will be served during a personal tour of the showroom (207 Boulevard St. Germain) from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. RSVP is required.
Donghia will be showing the 2014 Rubelli and Donghia textile collections in its showroom (10 Rue De l’Abbaye) throughout the week, and will host a special party on Saturday evening. This is a private party, by invitation only. Andrea Rubelli will also host a reception for the Multifarious book from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. RSVP is required.
Jim Thompson will host designers for cocktails and to celebrate the spring fabric and wallpaper collections from 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at the showroom (2 Rue De Furstenberg).
ARTE invites guests to the showroom (Saint Germain des Pres) for a Cocktail “DJ” beginning at 8:00 p.m. in celebration of a new line of wallcoverings created in collaboration with the estate of Le Corbusier.
Sunday, January 26
Designers are invited to join Toma Clark Haines, founder of The Antiques Diva & Co European Tours, and Andrew Joseph PR at the Paris Flea Market for a champagne breakfast at 10:30 a.m. The event will take place at one of Haines’ favorite secret sources in the Puce—Un Singe en hiver. Guests will learn about the art and accessibility of sourcing antiques abroad, gain tips on where to go both in Paris and further afield, as well as how to get it home. RSVP is required. Stay tuned for EditorTV coverage of this event.
James Malone will host a preview of its 2014 collection at 10:00am (1 Rue Therese).
Maison&Objet, January 24 – 28
About 30 minutes outside of Paris at the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte Nord is the international home fashions show Maison&Objet. New exhibitors to the show this year include Antoinette Poisson, Barrisol, Boeme Design, Corita Rose, Cuthom, Dandylion & Busby Fabrics, Deirdre Dyson, Les Manufactures Catry, Liberty, Margo Selby, Peintures 1825, Thevenon and Timorous Beasties.
Architects Cristiano Benzoni and Sophie Thuillier of Rev-Architecture have designed a trends forum known as the cook+design studio in a space which resembles a contemporary brasserie. The space will play host to speakers, presentations on design concepts and tastings.
French designer Noé Duchaufour Lawrance has redesigned scènes d’intérieur, which presents a selection of 130 French and international master craftsmen, artists and designers collectively staged for the first time in a gallery.
Each year, the Maison & Objet observatory members pick key trends around a central theme, which then are turned into exhibitions in Hall 7. This year, the theme is “Elsewhere” and exhibitions include “Landscape—Elsewhere is Nature,” by Elizabeth Leriche; “Heliotropic—Elsewhere is Under the Sun,” by Francois Bernard; “Beyond—Elsewhere in Abysses and Space,” by Vincent Gregoire.
A group of American designers will be touring the shows with Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman: Jennifer Cohler Mason, Jamie Drake, ID810 Design Group, McMillen, JDS Designs, Elsa Soyas and BHR Design, as a bonus for having spent at least $125,000 at EF+LM over the past year. The trip covers airfare and a 3-night hotel stay, includes a pass to Maison&Objet, dinner and a tour of the Paris Flea Market.