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Paris Designers celebrate


We spent last Thursday evening in Paris, for the launch of the book Paris designers and their interiors. The event took place in the beautiful bookshop of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, where – on the floor above the bookshop – you can currently (until 2 November) visit the Dries Van Noten exposition. (Which we highly recommend by the way – it’s a wonderful plunge into the world of things that inspire the Belgian but internationally acclaimed fashion designer.)
The design of the bookshop is the work of Mathilde Bretilot, who is also one of the designers featured in the book. She created an inspiring store where you can buy books and stationary and even some tempting design products – the perfect place for the launch of a book project that started with an e-mail from the Parisian design journalist Marie Farman. Here’s a fragment:
Dear Madam, Sir, 
I discovered your beautiful book "Belgian designers and their interiors", so captivating, graceful and inspiring. I would like to propose a similar project about French designers, and more specifically in Paris, where I'm based....
It wasn’t long until we met Marie and agreed upon working together. She proposed a relevant and logical selection of furniture designers who live in Paris, and interviewed them, and then photographer Diane Hendrikx hit the road (or better: the Thalys train tracks) to go and visit all the designers in their houses (a lot of them former workshops and Haussmann apartments). Graphic designer Joke Gossé brought together the photographs and the interviews in a lovely book that fits perfectly in our series of books about Belgian architects and designers.
So Thursday we made a toast to all their hard work and to the result, together with, amongst other nice guests, the designers who’s interiors are presented in the book. Here are some photos:

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs

left to right: Christophe Delcourt - Jérôme Aumont - Pierre Favresse

Marie Farman

Noé Duchaufour - Lawrence (left) - Mathias Kiss