LES PUCES DU DESIGN : A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE CONCEPT
In 1999, it was audacious, and whereas a little crazy, to propose in Paris streets a market of antique dealers specialized in 20th century design... This was however the bet of Fabien Bonillo and of his Puces du Design ! Since more than 18 years, the Puces du Design propose the better 20th century design in opening sky and if, in 1999, the idea is totally new and original, in 2017, after 35 editions, the initiative is still unique :
- Les Puces du Design remain the only event devoted to design of this scale which combines a quality requirement that seduces professionals and an undeniable popular and friendly dimension.
ON 18, 19, 20 & 21 MAY 2017 : 36th EDITION, THE METAMORPHOSIS CONTINUES !
After the success of the edition of November 2016, Les Puces du Design, which have been the first fair in Europe exclusively dedicated to 20th century design, gives you a new rendez-vous at the Parc des Expositions to offer a unique design event In all its dimensions. The mainstream event continues its transformation, accompanied by Studio 5.5, in charge of artistic direction, with an ever-richer program that brings together a wide panorama of the creation of the twentieth century, as well as an original and eclectic selection of contemporary design.
On the program, there will be more and more exhibitors of vintage design from all over Europe with pieces that have marked the history of design, trendy design brands who will present the cream of contemporary design through their new collections, but also a selection of vintage fashion dealers featuring designer pieces.
EXHIBITION "COUNTERFEITING, THE ILLUSION OF DESIGN"
On the occasion of this 36th edition, the Puces du Design will address the burning issue of copying, in a flagship exhibition: "Counterfeiting, the illusion of design". This educational exhibition will make it possible to better understand the difference between the original model, reissue and copy through a selection of iconic furniture: a didactic journey that will enable you to finally unknot the true from the false, to fight plagiarism and to understand the importance of the authentic. In the context of this exhibition, Studio 5.5 will unveil a manifeste project, entitled "Original Copies", proposing a reinterpretation of the iconic furniture counterfeits of great designers (Eames, Le Corbusier, Bertoia, Panton, Castiglioni ...).
IN ADDITION, 5.5 WILL CONTINUE TO PUNCTUATE THE EVENT OF ORIGINAL ANIMATIONS...
...presenting the design in all its forms, with new spaces mixing conviviality, relaxation and design:
La Paillote, a new relaxation and restoration space imagined by 5.5, will propose a summer parenthesis "the feet in the sand". La Paillote will host the seaside resort of La Grande Motte, which is the architectural heritage of the 20th century that will receive for the second time an edition of the Puces du Design on seaside from 29 June to 2 July. La Maison des Enfants, a space dedicated to the little ones, will offer pieces at their scale and activities that celebrate creativity from an early age. The Tribune, a space for speaking and relaxation will host lectures.
The Market of Prototypes, which will transport you in the archives of the greatest contemporary designers. Notice to collectors! Drawings and prototypes will be offered for the first time in expo-vente; The Street of the Designers-Makers, with a selection of 10 young designers who are both producers and self-publishers of their creations; The Designerie, a big sale of iconic design objects is