Design Fair Paris x Les Puces du Design - 11th-14th April 2019

Les Puces du Designs was the first European market exclusively dedicated to furniture from the post-war era. Created in 1999 by founder Fabien Bonillo, who was then one of only 15 merchants in France specialising in furniture from the 50s to the 70s. He wanted to share his passion for design at a time when the vintage word was known only to wine lovers and some fashion enthusiasts!

The first edition of the Puces du Design was only one day long and gathered a dozen participants. However it was widely supported by the press and, carried by the enthusiasm of a curious audience, a second edition took place later that same year. The event quickly gathered momentum, attracting major personalities from the French vintage design scene, later joined by European gallery owners and in 2007, specialists in vintage fashion. In 2016 the show once again evolved, welcoming new young exhibitors from the world of contemporary design.

As the only event in France of this scale, they return this April for the 40th edition celebrating their 20th anniversary under a new name: Design Fair Paris x Les Puces du Design. More than being an exceptional meeting of antique dealers, specialists in fashion and furniture of the 20th century and contemporary design, each edition of the Fair is accompanied by an event.

For its 20th anniversary the Fair has decided to pay tribute to the most legendary couple in the history of design, Charles and Ray Eames. The pieces designed by the couple more than 70 years ago have been sold in the millions; be it the versions by Hermann Miller for the United States, Vitra for Europe or the vintage models passionately found by design dealers.

Go along to their anniversary edition and rendezvous with the icons of the past from Paulin to Jacobsen, from Starck to Mouille, but also the many contemporary designs that will no doubt become the collector’s pieces of the future.

Design Fair Paris x Les Puces du Design
Where:
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles – Hall 3.01, Avenue de la Porte de la Versailles – 75015 Paris
When: 11-14 April
Open: Thursday 2pm-10pm, Friday to Sunday 10am-7pm
www.designfairparis.com

Woo Gilchrist