We took the Eurostar down to Paris for a day of design extravaganza!
Here our impressions from our visit:
The crowd arrives from the direct train from the Gare du Nord to the Parc des Expositions
There are 8 very large halls - where to start?
Hall 8 - the coolest of them all!
Signage on the floor: just follow the arrows...
First stop: Rform by Randy Feys from Belgium - simple, stylish plywood furniture.
Copper is still very much 'in'!
As well as all shades of turquoise - lamps....
...ceramics - by Bleu d'argile...
...and accessories. Here by applicata, a Danish company.
More colours that we saw everywhere are fluorescent orange and pink.
Here at the Tom Dixon stand. He also still shows a lot of copper.
Tom Dixon stand
Some interesting lamps - this one by Jerome Pereira - beautifully hand crafted individual pieces.
Kimudesign lamps - part of Fresh Taiwan
The Monocle stand did radio, made coffee and sold their latest book "Guide to good business"
I fell in love with this sofa: ruud van oosterhout design
Tom Dixon shop with a 'Scent Filling Station"
London brick diffusers - Tom Dixon
Beautiful stationary at nomess.dk
Lights that look like summer hats at enostudio.net
Aki Hiltunen from formosis.com a Finnish lighting producer
A new way of opening your bottle of wine - and its a beautiful object by Swiss shibui.ch
Constanze Schweda with her brushed brass mirror at kirigram.com
The Beesnees by All lovely stuff - housing for solitary bees
Tara with one of her peg boards by block design
It is massive - this is just Hall 6!
Au revoir! See you next year!