Monday, May 9, 2016

DESTINATIONS: Mid-Mod interior design extravaganza coming to Paris, May 19-22


Ooo-la-la! Les Puces du Design, a visual feast of mid-century modern creations  encompassing furniture, ceramics, vintage fashion and lighting, will be coming to the City of Lights on May 19, running through the 22nd. The festival is noted for being the largest European market exclusively dedicated to post-war design; in keeping with its mission of showcasing democratic values and an avant-garde sensibility, 
it is free and open to the public.

Les Puces du Design is a singular event, in that it combines
chic presentation with a cheeky flea market ambiance.  One hundred
exhibitors from all over Europe will attend, and everything from 
Eames chairs to pocket-sized tchotchkes will be on offer. 

Ceramics will be featured at this spring's festival.
As their prices are usually lower than those of furniture or lighting, 
these items make a good first acquisition for a new collector.
Above: Set ©Camille Bachelerie

Above and right:
Samples wares from the
upcoming designfest.

If you're thinking of sprucing up your home office,
you might find inspiration in Roger Sterling's boozy lair from
Mad Men. (below) Remember rotary phones?

This year, the Puces du Design will settle into Bercy Village,
a section of Paris known for its specialty shops, the
French Cinematheque and the Parc de Bercy. 

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 Quel malheur ...
We should have bought that sofa ...

... or at least this Eiffel Tower floor lamp ...


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