12th to 18th September 2011
100 design and lifestyle events
6 major Parisian districts
1 itinerary www.parisdesignweek.fr
1 week of discovery for the design world and the general public
Here we go for the first week of PARIS DESIGN WEEK! Initiated by SAFI as a continuation of the MAISON&OBJET show, this very first general public Parisian week dedicated to design and lifestyle, launches an itinerary covering more than 100 venues from 12th to 18th September 2011: prominent exhibitions; new collection launches; round tables and debates; installations; studio visits; special venues and naturally party, party, party. Find out more at www.parisdesignweek.fr.
Following in the footsteps of the London, Milan, Tokyo and Moscow design weeks, Paris is getting ready for an established event of international scope, coordinating professional events and the expectations of the general public. The city will be taken over by design for a week, ideally scheduled at the start of the autumn diary of events. Under the banner of Paris Capitale de la Création, the week starts off emulating the September fashion and home shows, during the last days of the MAISON&OBJET show and ending with Heritage Days. An ideal time to unveil innovations, which will mark the year, to the numerous French and international professionals currently present in Paris. Approximately 100,000 visitors will be present in Paris, including about 3,500 journalists from all over the world.
The itinerary, the daily programme of events, kits and images available to the press are accessible at www.parisdesignweek.fr