Paris didn’t lost anything of its superb concerning design. Do you need a proof ? Just take a look to the huge amount of design spaces inside the city. The city has ancestral spots and continue to develop places for design lovers, that is precisely why Paris is still one of the most trendy city in the world concerning design. From the pyramid of the Louvre Palace to the Georges Pompidou center, crossing by the Museum of Decorative Arts, you’ll discover here 5 of the best places to celebrate design !
Let’s start by Covet Paris, at the entrance of the well known Marché aux puces of Saint-Ouen. The showroom of the Covet Group exhibit some of the best pieces of their brands among which one Brabbu or the well-known Boca do Lobo. The showroom that cover up a surface of 400 quarter meters is full filed with pieces handcrafted by local portuguese craftmen and designers. A mix of vintage and modern, an elegant dark ambiance and an artistic touch composed this interior.
Where to find Covet Paris?
154, rue des Rosiers
Georges Pompidou Center
The Georges Pompidou center is born following the wants of the french president Georges Pompidou, who was a true admirator of contemporary art. The museum was inaugurated in 1977 and welcomed 3.3 million of visitors in 2016. The collection inside the museum is one of the three biggest collection of contemporary art of the world after the one of the Museum of Modern Art of New York and the Tate Modern of London. The building of 103 000 quarter meters is a piece of art in itself. It was created by 3 foreign architects, Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini that imaginated this huge and colourfull metal structure.
Where to find the Georges Pompidou Center ?
Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
The building of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine was built during the late 19th century and is the only building entirely dedicated to the history of the french monuments. The french architect Eugène Viollet-le-duc wanted, thanks to it, to explain the medieval architecture by the way of real size sculpture of part of historical monuments. In 1937, the building is baptised “Museum of the monuments” and finally, in 2007, after 10 years of buildings work the museum open again under the name of Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine. During all of those years, the aim of the building stayed the same, explaining the french architecture to thousands of visitors.
Where to find the Cité de l’architecture et du Patrimoine ?
1, Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre,
The restaurant KONG
Located on the top of one of those Haussmanian building, under a glass roof, the Kong restaurant is a piece of art in itself. The roof, the floor, the chairs, the tables and even the walls are surprising the visitor inside. Since its opening in 2003, the place welcomed a lot of unexpected events such as the last episod of the TV Show “Sex and the City” or the shooting of the french movie “Ne le dit à personne”. The place allows its visitors to listen well selected music while eating a good japanese diner in a trendy place on the roofs of Paris. In summary, if you want to enjoy a crazy night in a sofisticated and design place, we advise you to visit the KONG restaurant.
Where to find the Restaurant KONG ?
1 Rue du Pont Neuf,
The Docks, Cité de la mode et du design
La cité de la mode et du design is a surprising place of 15 000 quarter meters that welcome clubbers, families, students, sportives and professionnals at the same time. In total, 1 million of visitors come to explore the two museums of the Cité de la mode et du design each years. The building is composed by the french institute of fashion that opened in 2008, and by the Art-ludique museum dedicated to entertainment that opened in 2013. The place welcome hundreds of events each years, linked with sports like the Gay games, art or fashion like the Spinexpo last month.
Where to find the Cité de la mode et du design ?
34 Quai d’Austerlitz,
In conclusion, Paris is still full of a huge amount of unknown and unexpected places that show off french design to the eyes of the world. Don’t hesitate to explore this marvelous city and all what it hide !