With around 450 participants across 350 locations in four districts, Paris Design Week runs from September 7 to 16. Alongside its highlights, the event offers creative discoveries curated by figures from the fashion, textile, and even sports industries.
For the first time, Sessùn is taking part in Design Week, a project dear to founder Emma François. The brand, which has been around for 25 years, has always showcased its love for craftsmanship, materials, and handcrafting. For this occasion, the rue de Charonne boutique hosts Floraison Créative. Initiated in 2022 at the Marseille store, followed by Barcelona, this carte blanche spotlights eleven artists working with wood and ceramics to create unique volumes and explore new techniques. It’s a way for Sessùn to continue its commitments and demonstrate its dedication to supporting craftsmanship and contemporary creation.
Sessùn, 34 rue de Charonne (11th)
In a different style and atmosphere, Cahu, a brand of bags designed by Clémence Cahu, is present at Espace Commines to showcase furniture. Similar to the bags made from recycled PVC canvas, there is now furniture (tubular structure armchair and footrest) and accessories (dog bag) created with the same signature and in partnership with Cube Architectes. This expansion allows Cahu to broaden its universe and establish itself as a luxury and lifestyle brand, always with a sleek and functional style.
Cahu, 17 rue Commines (3rd)
Ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics, Decathlon is also participating in Paris Design Week for the first time. The goal is to showcase the expertise of its integrated design studio. Visitors can explore an immersive exhibition that engages with the past, present, and future through iconic archive pieces, current products, prototypes (including some nicknamed “monstrosities” that will never be commercialized), and others created using artificial intelligence and exploratory concepts.
Decathlon, 18 Rue de Turenne, Paris (4th)
On the material front, Lainamac (an association promoting and developing the wool industry) takes advantage of the event to organize the 5th edition of “Oh my laine!” The event, sponsored by interior designer and designer Sébastien Caron, brings together 14 passionate and committed ambassadors and artisans working with living wool, presenting contemporary creations using this material.
Lainamac, Galerie Joseph, 51 Rue de Turenne, Paris (3rd)
Finally, on the Left Bank, Le Bon Marché has organized the “Olé Olé” exhibition, showcasing Spanish houses and exceptional craftsmanship. The journey begins on the first floor of the Maison space (just above La Grande Épicerie) with a selection of tableware and furniture pieces and continues on the second floor to discover a series of decorative objects (handmade candles, organic-shaped lighting, blankets, and more). After the walkway, at the foot of the intersecting stairs, La Californie presents various charms and vintage designer sofas and furniture pieces.