Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of The Conran Shop Paris, Paris Design Week 2022 took over the capital from 8th to 17th September. On this occasion, we were delighted to host many exclusive events and launches, including a Perrotin Gallery pop-up, and the opening of the Prouvé Café. Keep reading to find out what went down, and see the photos from our official party on the 8th.
The Conran Shop x Galerie Perrotin
From 8th September to 23rd October, The Conran Shop hosted a pop-up Galerie Perrotin, a famous contemporary art gallery in Paris; also 30 years old, pioneering, and unbridled. The installation features a selection of prints, books, and other special objects created by the gallery's artists and collaborators, such as Takashi Murakami, JR, TOILETPAPER, Jens Fänge and Izumi Kato, to name a few. Several one-of-a-kind works specially chosen for The Conran Shop were also available for purchase.
The Prouvé Café
Starting Wednesday 7th September, we invite you for a reprieve at Café Prouvé, imagined by Vitra for 117 rue du Bac. The year 2022 celebrates Jean Prouvé with a significant launch for Vitra, and an amazing moment in the designer's history: a selection of furniture by the French engineer is presented in historical colours from his archive. One of these, 'marcoule bleu' will make up the Café Prouvé space, with Coutume serving exceptional coffees, hot drinks, fresh fruit juices, salads, sandwiches and pastries throughout the day.
The AW22 Edit
As you can see, Paris Design Week was an opportunity to rediscover great names, but also promising talents. Our new AW22 collection bridges the gap between iconic global exclusives and future The Conran Shop classics designed by New Designers award winners Cameron Rowley, Frank Winter and Huw Evans. We revealed a series of tables by the in-demand Gareth Neal, our newest collaborations with the likes of Matthew Hilton and Daniel Schofield, and exclusive versions of Pierre Paulin's Groovy Chair. On the accessories side, international talent also took the spotlight, from Aman Khanna's Claymen, to prints inspired by the Polish School of Posters, to Arianna de Luca's Mediterranean-inspired vases.