DESIGN This season, PARIS DESIGN WEEK is the design event not to miss! September 6-13, 2014 More than 120 spaces and 250 participants have joined forces to present the latest trends in the heart of the French capital’s showrooms, concept stores, galleries, cultural institutions, hotels and restaurants. With an extra day, a programme that coordinates with the MAISON&OBJET Paris professional show and ‘sharing’ as a new theme, the fourth annual PARIS DESIGN WEEK is a date that should be marked on everyone’s fall calendar. For eight days, Paris becomes the world capital of design Scheduled for Saturday, 6th September, through Saturday, September 13th, the latest edition of PARIS DESIGN WEEK, in synergy with MAISON&OBJET PARIS, is extended by one day to give as many people as possible the chance to discover and celebrate the latest in design and creation. This fiercely free and open-to-all event has a superb line-up in store: • pop-up scenographies and events in more than 200 Paris venues; • the work of 100 emerging designers from 15 countries presented on the stage of now! le Off at Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design; • parties and evening events in the showrooms and participating venues in Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Friday 5th – preview), Le Marais (Saturday 6th), Étoile-Opéra (Monday 8th) and Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design (Thursday 11th); • an unprecedented panorama of international design in Paris and new partnerships with Design Weeks in Berlin, Tokyo, Mexico, Singapore, and elsewhere. ‘Sharing’ in the spotlight Sharing is this year’s theme, celebrating the event’s founding values. PARIS DESIGN WEEK is now, more than ever, a bridge between the world of professionals and the general public. The event stands firm in its goal of making design more accessible, steering clear of intellectualism and preconceived notions, while enhancing the international reputation of Parisian creativity. A meaningful, twofold approach that is perfectly timed, just as the new collections reach the stores and buyers and trend-setters from around the world come together in Paris. Like, Comment, SHARE… Design is back this fall with PARIS DESIGN WEEK PRESS RELEASE PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2014 // 6-13

from Parisian Eyes by Nelly G