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Designers’ Guide to Paris Déco Off and Maison&Objet
Dec 28, 2016

By Taylor Barker and Katy B. Olson
Six of the chicest days of the interiors world’s year are swiftly approaching in Paris. Design fairs Maison&Objet (January 20–24) and Paris Déco Off (January 19­–23) mean that the City of Light will be aglow with a number of must-attend events: raising cocktails with Dedar, unveiling new product with Pierre Frey, and, naturally, heading to the yearly American Party blowout (if you’ve already scored a ticket, that is). Below, find EAL’s guide to the festivities, and be sure to check back as more happenings are added in the days to come. 


Farrow & Ball Rive Droite showroom at Paris Déco Off

JANUARY 18
Kneedler-Fauchère’s Eighth Annual Welcome to Paris Reception 
Enjoy a book signing for Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World at this fete. 
Location: Dedar/Hermès pop-up showroom, 23 rue Visconti 
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 
Liaigre (left) and Dedar (right) will celebrate their latest introductions.

JANUARY 19
Nobilis Presentation

The iconic French company will host guests and introduce them to product. Nobilis will also host its yearly Bon Voyage Fromage soiree on Sunday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at a to-be-determined locale.
Location: 38 Rue Bonaparte
Time: 6 p.m. 

Zoffany's Alchemists Apero
Zoffany invites guests to the Alchemists Apero, an exploration of the power of color, during Paris Déco-Off 2017.
Location: 27 rue de Seine
RSVP: press@zoffany.com
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Pierre Frey Collection
Get the first glimpse at Pierre Frey’s collections in a presentation by Patrick Frey during Paris Déco Off.
Location: TBA
Time: 10 a.m. 
RSVP: Kim.Huebner@pierrefrey.com

Liaigre Open House
Deborah Comte-Liaigre hosts guests at the Liaigre Gallery to introduce the brand’s 2017 collection.
Location: Liaigre Gallery, 33 rue de Verneuil
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

House of Tai Ping Collection Debut
Debuting its new in-house collection, Blur, the luxury brand invites guests to stop by its Paris showroom as part of Maison&Objet.
Location: 4 rue Montalembert

 
Harlequin, , part of the Style Library group, will exhibit at Paris Déco Off (left); Marcin Rusak and Ilse Crawford's scultpural lighting will appear at Maison&Objet.

JANUARY 20
The American Party in Paris  |  SOLD OUT!
Hosted by Ainsworth-Noah, De Sousa Hughes, Holly Hunt, Jerry Pair, Jim Thompson, John Brooks, Kelly Forslund, Kneedler-Fauchere, Thomas Lavin, and Webster & Company, the see-and-be-seen event of the season has officially sold out, weeks in advance.

Jim Thompson Fabrics Presentation
Discover this year’s new collections, including Leo de Janeiro, No. 9, and Fox Linton. The morning unveiling will introduce the new designs in a presentation led by Ou Baholyodhin, creative director for Jim Thompson; Richard Smith, creative director for No. 9; and Phil Cadle, managing director for Fox Linton. 
Location: Le Centre Culturel du Crous de Paris, 12 rue de l’Abbaye
Time: 9:30 a.m.  
RSVP: Tim@jimthompsonusa.com


Hôtel de Ville, this year's site of The American Party; courtesy Benh Lieu Song

JANUARY 20 (contin.)
Glant Collections
Join Adam Glant and Michael Bauer at the Glant showroom to experience the latest collections. 
Location: Glant/Cleo C showroom, 30 rue Jacob
Time: 2 p.m.
RSVP: AGlant@glant.com

JANUARY 21
Pierre Frey Showroom Party
Celebrate with the quintessential French design house during its yearly gathering. 
Location: Rue du Mail
Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Cocktails With Dedar
Raise a toast to the brand’s latest bevy of introductions.  
Location: 20 rue Bonaparte
Time: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
RSVP: Events@dedar.com

Rubelli/Donghia Preview
Rubelli and Donghia will preview their latest collections throughout the week, and will host parties on January 21.
Locations: Rubelli, 11|13 rue de l’Abbaye; Donghia, 10 rue de l’Abbaye
Time: 7 p.m to 11 p.m. 


J.D. Staron's Paris location

JANUARY 22
The Antiques Diva Champagne Breakfast
Come along with Kneedler-Fauchère and the Antique Divas for the 4th Annual Paris Flea Market champagne breakfast. Toma Clark Haines, the Antiques Diva and antique market expert, presents a discussion on design inspiration hailing from Southeast Asia, along with interior designer and featured guest Thomas Hamel, who maintains offices in Los Angeles and Sydney.
Location: Paris Flea Market – Paul Bert Serpette (exact location TBA)
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Kinnasand-Kvadrat's Paris location

ONGOING EVENTS
Ancien et Moderne Pop-Up

The home design pop-up and salon will feature Carol Bruton, Fabien Barbera, Farrow & Ball, Fromental, Justin Van Breda, La Tuile à Loup, Martyn Lawrence Bullard for The Rug Company, Michelle Nussbaumer, Philippe Berry, Scott Nelson, Wall of Custom Mirrors by Alex Papachristidis, Bambi Sloan, Frank de Biasi and Timothy Corrigan.
Location: 16 rue Guénégaud
Time: Open daily, January 19 to 23, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
RSVP required: Beth@imagesanddetails.com

De Gournay Happenings
The brand has a number of events: On January 21, company founder Claud Cecil Gurney hosts an invite-only brunch. The brand will also introduce new products during the week, will host a party on January 18 geared for French interior designers, and will parter with Elle Decoration Russia on a party held January 20 celebrating Russian visitors. 
RSVP: harald@degournay.com

Danskina/Kvadrat Introductions
Newly debuting Kvadrat textiles will be on view from Asa Parson and Cristian Zuzunaga and Scholten & Baijings for Maharam, in addition to five new Danskina rugs by Hella Jongerius.
Location: 33 rue Charlot

 
Samuel & Sons will debut a number of new collections (left); exhibitor Studioart's Leatherwall Semitondo Lumiere fard, designed by Giorgia Zanellato

ONGOING EVENTS (contin.)
Studioart Collection
Studioart presents The Anniversary Collection at its temporary showroom at Boucherie Polmard.
Location: Boucharie Polmard, 2 rue de l’Abbaye

J.D. Staron Pop-Up Showroom
The showroom will welcome guests over the course of two decor-filled days. 
Location: 22 rue Bonaparte
Time: January 20 and 21, from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Samuel & Sons Collections
The brand will exhibit daily during Déco Off, introducing four new collections including an outdoor collection with award-winning designer and longtime collaborator Lori Weitzner.​ 
Location: 11 rue de Lille
Time: July 19 to 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
RSVP: Stephanie@spreadpr.net

Moore & Giles Collections
Join the brand for its debut of its latest leather collections at the brand’s pop-up showroom. Open daily during Paris Déco Off.
Location: 49 rue de seine
Time: January 19 to January 23, from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm with an evening reception on January 21 until 11:00 pm
RSVP: brooks@mooreandgiles.com
 
Zoffany's Debuts
Zoffany's pop-up showroom will reveal debuting colors including Tiger's Eye, Koi, Malachite and Henna, as well as a preview of the new collections, Boleyn Fabrics, Kempshott Wallcoverings and Elswick Fabrics, which are inspired by forgotten country houses. 
Time: Daily, January 19-23
Location: Galerie Bacquart, 27, rue de Seine

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