This year Paris Design Week will take place September 10-16th. There will be a variety of events everyday all day long ranging from presentations of the new collections to cocktail parties and tastings. Here are some highlights:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10: La Maison de L’Architecture en île-de-France presents Exposition Identités Remarquables, a collection of sustainable architecture and urban design, and a presentation of the Project Finalists of the Prix Paris Shop & Design from 10am-8pm. La Boutique du Centre Pompidou will host a tasting with chocolate sculptor Patrick Roger from 6-9pm. Jean Nouvel Design will present a dozen projects from 2012 in the showroom from 6-9pm.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: Avant Scène presents L’Exposition Hubert Le Gall, with new furniture and decorative arts designs from 11am-6:30pm. Publicis Drugstore offers the opportunity to meet Claudio Colucci, who will dedicate his new work Kaleidoscope from 6-7pm. Calligaris will host an opening party with live animations from 6-11pm. Demonstration of Working with Copper by the Atelier des Arts Culinaires from 6:30-9:30pm.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: Meet the designers of L’Edito and see their new collections over breakfast from 9am-12pm. Book signing and cocktail party hosted by 107Rivoli, the bookstore of Les Arts Décoratifs from 4:30-7pm. Cocktail reception for Solex BHV Vélo from 6-8:30pm.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: Diptyque & R’Pure present Le Sablier, a new way of perfuming your home from 10am-5pm. Look to Norway presents Heat Blow Eat performance by Tanja Saeter in which the glass artist will cook seafood on blown glass from 6-6:30, 7-7:30 & 8-8:30. L’Imprimerie will host Paris Design Le Marais from 6-9:30. Jean Nouvel Design’s Spanish Party will celebrate the premiere of the Oxymoron chair from 7-9pm.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: La Maison du Chocolat will give a guided tour in the presence of the artist Sinan Sigic, founder of Atelier Hapax from 2-6pm. Emanuelle Antille will sign autographs at the Swatch store from 5-5:30pm, followed by a cocktail party until 6:30pm. Galerie Armel Soyer will host a “Green Hour” Absinthe Pernod Party from 6-8pm.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: Discover the flavors of Italy with EMU presenting MIA by Jean Nouvel Design from 6-9pm.