Maison&Objet SEPT.’23 | Guide

Discover the most sought-after destinations, desirable dining spots, and essential exhibitions with Paris Design Week’s insider guide, providing a sneak peek at the upcoming September highlights.

28, rue Boissy d’Anglas, 8th arrondissement, Paris, Phone: 01 83 90 10 06,

Within a stone’s throw of Madeleine and in proximity to their apartment/boutique, Dorothée Boissier and Patrick Gilles are preparing to unveil their inaugural Parisian establishment dedicated to interior decor. Embracing a contemporary cabinet of curiosities theme, “La Boutique des Choses” (aptly named the “Boutique of Things”) artfully combines furniture, lighting, accessories, and tableware collections crafted by the interior design firm of this passionate couple who possess a fervor for design, fine craftsmanship, and consummate expertise.

The “Think Pink!” Exhibition from September 7-16
at the Hôtel de Sully, 5, place des Vosges, 4th arrondissement, Paris. 

“Think Pink!” that’s the slogan crafted by interior architect and designer Julien Sebban and his enthusiastic team for September. The leading creative studio of the present time will assume control of the Hôtel de Sully, particularly its Orangerie and gardens, to host an unmissable exhibition centered on color, patterns, and forms in an extraordinary chromatic symphony. Additionally, this event offers an opportunity to explore the debut outdoor collection from the versatile firm celebrated for its innovative methodology and adventurous ethos.

20, rue Amélie, 7th arrondissement, Paris.
Tel. 01 84 88 04 66.

Following its successful presence in London and New York, the Invisible Collection is at long last inaugurating its inaugural Parisian outpost. This esteemed online platform, dedicated to design-centric furniture, has chosen to establish itself on the Left Bank, specifically within design producer Mayaro’s expansive premises, meticulously divided over three levels to create an extraordinary showcase. Crafted under the artistic direction of Garcé & Dimofski, this destination invites visitors to embark on a captivating journey through a cutting-edge contemporary selection sourced from this marketplace, enriched by a sprinkling of vintage gems. Tucked away at the rear of the gallery, an intimate dining area will graciously accommodate the select “Happy Few” for exclusive private dinners.

21, rue Bonaparte, 6th arrondissement, Paris.
Through the end of October.

Beginning in September, Giopato & Coombes will add a luminous touch to the City of Light with its distinctive lamps and lighting fixtures. Founded by the Italian and British duo, Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes, this studio will launch a temporary gallery in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Enthusiastic design aficionados and discerning visitors will have the opportunity to explore their most iconic creations, representing a harmonious blend of time-honored Italian craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology.

60, rue des Francs Bourgeois, 3rd arrondissement, Paris.

It has evolved into an unmissable highlight during Paris Design Week. Every edition features the Hôtel de Soubise, the residence of the National Archives, transformed into a creative playground for a cutting-edge designer. Following the footsteps of Céline Wright and Pierre Gonalons, the Japanese designers’ collective, Invisi, is now set to grace the gardens of this prestigious Parisian institution nestled in the historic Marais district. Their musical installation, titled “Ko-tone,” promises an immersive sensory encounter with the aim of reestablishing a profound connection between visitors and nature.

174, boulevard Saint Germain, 6th arrondissement, Paris.
From September 7-16, by appointment only.

Pierre Lacroix, a distinguished name on the exclusive roster of the AD Decorators’ Circuit for 2023, is poised to unveil his brand new offices in Saint-Germain-des-Prés from September 7th to 16th. Transformed into a showroom for this special event, this location will serve as a platform to display a debut micro-collection of furniture. This collection comprises six entirely new items, all unified by their use of stainless steel as a common element.

14, rue des Beaux-Arts, 6th arrondissement, Paris.
Tel. 01 56 81 61 52.

Let’s turn our attention to François Mascarello! During September, gallery owner Béatrice Saint-Laurent will be showcasing the diverse talents of this exceptional artist. Serving as a painter, sculptor, designer, and artisan, this remarkable polymath will unveil his most recent masterpiece, “Dynamic Landscape.” This extraordinary creation takes the form of a living landscape within a library, presenting a unique and captivating design concept.

17, rue Commines, 3rd arrondissement, Paris et 116,
rue de Turenne, 3rd arrondissement, Paris.

The future designers are already making their mark at the Paris Design Week Factory. Once more, this remarkable nurturing ground for emerging talent will be under the spotlight, spanning two locations in the Marais district. Your first stop should be at Espace Commines to explore the carefully curated selection curated by Emily Marant, the founder of Studio Marant. Meanwhile, Galerie Joseph will play host to approximately forty representatives from the latest generation of both French and international talents. Notably, the burgeoning Tunisian design scene will receive special emphasis through the Creative Tunisia exhibition. Brace yourself for some exciting surprises as well!

24, rue Cadet, 9th arrondissement, Paris.
Tel. 01 55 07 85 07.

Prepare your taste buds for the culinary sensation of the autumn season! Dominique Crenn, the United States’ sole triple Michelin-starred female chef and the world’s top chef in 2016, has at last opened her inaugural restaurant in Paris, situated within the brand-new La Fantaisie Hotel. Within an elegantly designed ambiance envisioned by Swede Martin Brudnizki, this celebrated chef pays homage to her adopted home state of California with a vibrant, meatless cuisine that is both free-spirited and dedicated to a more sustainable world. Additionally, the chef has curated the menu for the Café and Bar situated on the hotel’s rooftop. There are numerous compelling reasons to make a beeline for this culinary gem!

30, rue des Grands-Augustins, 6th arrondissement, Paris.
Tel. 01 42 03 73 67.

With a fresh identity, a revamped setting, and a new chef, the Saint-Germain-des-Prés bistro, Les Becs Parisiens, has undergone a significant transformation. Striking a balance between traditional and contemporary styles, Chef Arnaud Baptiste (formerly of Top Chef) will delight diners with his market-fresh cuisine, complemented by the redesigned and enriched ambiance crafted by Anne Haloche and Gilles Spriet of the Anégil architectural firm. This 2.0 version is an experience you definitely shouldn’t pass up.

38, rue de Vaugirard, 6th arrondissement, Paris.
Tel. 01 43 54 91 39.

A restaurant with two chefs at the helm! At Ambos, Pierre Chomet (formerly of Top Chef) and his partner Cristina collaborate in the kitchen to create a delectable culinary experience within a wonderfully cozy and minimalist setting. Situated just across from the Jardin du Luxembourg, their restaurant, which transcends borders, celebrates their diverse backgrounds (he’s French, she’s Venezuelan) and narrates their culinary journeys across the globe (exploring South America, Spain, the UK, Thailand, and beyond). Are you prepared for a culinary voyage like no other?

41, rue de Montpensier, 1st arrondissement, Paris.
Tel. 01 89 33 48 43.

“Book your seat, not your table!” Chef Maten Zaken dares to break from tradition. Each night, 18 fortunate guests partake in an extraordinary culinary journey around a single communal table, immersed in the distinctive ambiance meticulously created by architect and designer Guillaume Terver, the visionary behind Studio leLAD. The distinctive 8-course menu intentionally blurs the lines between culinary artistry and performance. The culinary spectacle is about to commence!

23 rue Hérold, 1st arrondissement, Paris.
Tel. 01 42 33 52 47.

His eponymous restaurant has achieved the remarkable feat of earning a Michelin star in a remarkably short period! It’s worth mentioning that Omar Dhiab, a talented chef in his thirties, boasts an impressive résumé. Having previously worked at Loiseau Rive Gauche, he now dazzles patrons in the vicinity of Place des Victoires, nestled within an intimate and opulent setting meticulously designed by Hauvette & Madani, infused with an Art Deco aesthetic. His delectable and contemporary cuisine masterfully captures the essence of each ingredient while leaving ample space for the rich flavors of sauces, condiments, and the cherished memories of his Egyptian upbringing.

From September 6, 2023 to March 25, 2024. Centre Pompidou, place Georges-Pompidou, 4th arrondissement, Paris. Tel. 01 44 78 12 33. 

Photography will take center stage at the Centre Pompidou in September. “Corps à Corps” will showcase a collection comprising over 500 photographs and documents drawn from two remarkable sources: the Museum’s own collection and that of Marin Karmitz, the founder of mk2 Cinemas. The exhibition’s journey will delve into the photographic representations of humanity in the 20th and 21st centuries. It will feature works by some of the most renowned photographers in history, including Richard Avedon, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raymond Depardon, and the enigmatic Vivian Maier.

From September 13, 2023 to January 21, 2024. Musée du Luxembourg, 19 rue de Vaugirard, 6th arrondissement, Paris. Tel. 01 40 13 62 00.

The profound friendship between American writer Gertrude Stein and Spanish painter Pablo Picasso played a pivotal role in shaping the course of modern art. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s passing, the Musée du Luxembourg presents a new exhibition that offers a well-documented exploration of the intricate connections between this literary luminary and the artist. The exhibition delves into the mutual influence they exerted on each other’s creative endeavors, shedding light on their profound impact on the world of art.


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