| Jan 2, 2013 |
Preview of highlights and happenings at Paris Déco Off
Boh staff
By Staff

Nearly 70 showroom windows will be previewing collections for international designers and editors at the fourth edition of Paris Déco Off show, which runs Jan. 17- 23, concurrent with Maison & Objet.

Here’s a sampling of what’s happening over the course of the week:

To kick off the week’s events, Deco Off will sponsor a charitable concert of international classical music in honor of the Church Saint-Germain-des-Prés on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Chaired by Hélène Carrère d' Encausse, the event is hosted by the Foundation Le Rayonnement de l’église Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Thursday morning, Nobilis and Pierre Frey will host private tours for designers and press.

In the afternoon, Baccarat will host a showroom tour from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

On Friday, Jan. 18, Jim Thompson and Pollack & Weitzner will host a private preview of new collections. In the evening, Jim Thompson’s private party, ‘Cocktails in Paris,’ kicks off at 6:00 p.m. and Baker’s cocktail party begins at 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 19, Dedar and Hermes will host private events at 9:30 a.m. At 4:30, Roche Bobois will host a cocktail party.

The American Party, hosted by Jerry Pair, Webster & Company, Ainsworth Noah, Holly Hunt, Culp Associates, Hines & Company and Kneedler Fauchere, takes place that evening for national press, designers and European suppliers (invitation only). Manuel Canovas celebrates its 50th anniversary themed 'Crazy Jungle' at its Rue de L'Abbaye showroom. Both events are private and require an RSVP.

Many other events will be taking place during Deco Off at participating showrooms—some of which include Brunschwig & Fils, Chivasso, Christian Fischbacher, de Le Cuona, Donghia, Fortuny, Houles, Kravet, Porta Romana, Rubelli and many more. For a complete list, check the website.

One of the main streets of the show, Rue du Mail, will be illuminated by 60 giant, upholstered lamps featuring fabrics from showrooms’ new collections. Select Deco Off showrooms will be unveiling their “boudoir boxes" which they have created for the event.

The official Deco Off “goodie bag” item will be mixed scarves—handkerchiefs for men and bandanas for women—in blue, pink and yellow.

Rive Droite and Rive Gauche shuttles will depart every hour, taking guests to showrooms. All showrooms will be open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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