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Design Miami/ Paris is Now Open

The inaugural edition of Design Miami/ Paris is now open at L’hôtel de Maisons, running alongside Paris+ par Art Basel over October 18-22, 2023, with Preview Day held on October 17. 27 of the world's leading design galleries are presenting historic and contemporary furniture, lighting, and objets d’art, tracing the history of collectible design from the early 20th century to the present day, telling stories of influence and innovation through exceptional, rare, and iconic objects from around the world. The Design Miami/ team is honored its first Parisian fair is organized under the High Patronage of the French Ministry of Culture, as awarded by the Minister of Culture, Ms. Rima Abdul Malak, and would like to thank them for their support and encouragement.

Exhibitor Highlights

Award Winners

Design Miami/ is delighted to announce this year’s Best of Show award winners, selected by the Vetting Committee, including Simon Andrews, Al Eiber, Lee Mindel, Jeremy Morrison, and Grela Orihuela:

  • Best of Show: Lebreton (Monaco)

  • Best Design at Large: Âne Attelé (grand), 1989 by François-Xavier Lalanne, presented by Galerie Mitterrand (Paris)

  • Best Contemporary Work: The Goodall Chair, 2021 by Full Grown, presented by Sarah Myerscough Gallery (London)

  • Best Historic Work: Polar bear sofa suite by Jean Royère, circa 1955, presented by Galerie Jacques Lacoste (Paris)

Debut Galleries/

Design Miami/ is delighted to welcome two debut exhibitors to its Paris fair. Galerie Desprez-Breheret (Paris)’s debut presentation responds to the historic venue, conjuring the aesthetic of a Parisian hôtel re-designed in the 1970s by a notable decorator for a collector. The vision is furnished with seating by designer Dan Pollock, who crafts monoxyle and singular furniture carved from eco-responsible, dead wood collected in the Californian desert, offering a raw elegance that contrasts with the ornate interiors of the mansion. Pollock’s works are complemented by pieces by Jean Touret, Joseph Savina, Odile Noll and Pierre Paulin. Also presenting for the first time is Karry Berreby (Paris), an icon of Parisian style famed for curating collections of unconventional and exuberant jewelry celebrated by fashion editors. On the occasion of Design Miami/ Paris, her eponymous gallery presents a selection of masterful jewels by Bulgari, Piaget, and Chopard.

Design at Large/

The fair also presents a magnificent Design at Large programme, showcasing works in dialogue with the historic surroundings of L’hôtel de Maisons, with select pieces from the exhibiting galleries presented in the house, courtyard and across the beautiful gardens. Among the highlights, Galerie Patrick Seguin presents a 6x6 Demountable House designed by Jean Prouvé in 1944. Now considered an architectural feat, the design was a temporary housing solution for those made homeless in France by the Second World War. Further highlights include a pair of La Villette chairs by Philippe Starck presented by Ketabi Bourdet, specially commissioned for France’s Parc de la Villette in 1985; Ane Attelé (grand), a noteworthy Lalanne piece presented by Galerie Mitterand; and Vincent Dubourg’s Delta, a striking work that fuses sculpture, shelter and architecture, presented by Galerie SCENE OUVERTE.

Special Institutional Project/

Paulin Paulin Paulin and Mobilier National (Paris) collaboratively present an ensemble of furniture designed by Pierre Paulin for Président François Mitterrand, prototyped with the Mobilier National, offered as a limited edition by Paulin, Paulin, Paulin. Mobilier National shares with Paulin Paulin Paulin the same ambition: to protect, highlight, and bring to the public the works of Pierre Paulin as well as the craftsmanship of the Atelier de Recherche et de Création (ARC) through whom Pierre Paulin has created some of his most iconic pieces, prototyped in the national manufactures.

Design Miami/ Paris x Furniture Archive/

Furniture Archive, a platform and brand for design enthusiasts, has collaborated with Design Miami/ on a limited capsule of apparel and accessories to commemorate the inaugural event. The collection graphics feature the Hôtel de Maisons. Furniture Archive aims to highlight the Parisian influence on the design and cultural significance of the 18th-century building in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Including a t-shirt, hooded sweatshirt and zip tote bag, the Design Miami/ x Furniture Archive collection releases this Thursday, October 19th at 10am PST, exclusively on Basic.Space.

Miami Design District presents Expression. Service. Essence. by Samuel Ross/

On the occasion of Design Miami/ Paris, Miami Design District presents Expression. Service. Essence. by Samuel Ross, a prototype bench set to go on show in the Design District during Design Miami/ 2023 this December. In a society that is often connected through digital surfaces, the functional sculpture encourages physical engagement: allowing viewers to transition from actor to protagonist through the basic acts of sitting, standing, leaning and lurching.


Design Miami/ would like to thank its partners for the inaugural Paris fair: Sèvres - Manufacture et Musée nationaux is the Design Miami/ Paris Show Partner; Audi is the fair’s Official Automotive Partner; Cova Paris serves as the Official Food & Beverage Partner; and Crozier Fine Arts the fair’s Shipping Partner for the event. Design Miami/ Paris is also delighted that Maison Ruinart is the Official Champagne Supplier.

Upcoming Fair/

The 19th edition of Design Miami/ runs December 6-10, 2023, with Preview Day on December 5. Taking place in its established location at Pride Park, opposite the Miami Beach Convention Center, the fair will feature over 40 gallery and Curio exhibitions, presented alongside a rich program of partnerships, collaborations and design talks. Programming will respond to this year’s theme, Where We Stand, as selected by Curatorial Director Anna Carnick, a celebration of design inspired by place, community, and heritage—and the beauty and power that can be drawn from our most intimate, rooted connections.

Design Miami/ Paris 2023 Participating Galleries

Demisch Danant/ New York Friedman Benda/ New York Galerie Chastel-Maréchal/ Paris Galerie Desprez-Breheret/ Paris Galerie Downtown François Laffanour/ Paris Galerie Eric Philippe/ Paris Galerie Jacques Lacoste/ Paris Galerie kreo/ Paris Galerie Meubles et Lumières/ Paris Galerie Mitterrand/ Paris Galerie Patrick Seguin/ Paris Galerie SCENE OUVERTE/ Paris Galleria Rossella Colombari/ Milan Gokelaere & Robinson/ Paris Hostler Burrows/ New York Jousse Entreprise/ Paris Karry Berreby/ Paris Ketabi Bourdet Design/ Paris Lebreton/ Monaco Moderne Gallery/ Philadelphia Morentz Gallery/ Waalwijk Paulin Paulin Paulin/ Mobilier National/ Paris Pierre Marie Giraud/ Brussels R & Company/ New York Salon 94 Design/ New York Sarah Myerscough Gallery/ London Thomas FRITSCH - ARTRIUM/ Paris Design Miami/ Paris 2023 Design at Large/ Demisch Danant presents Made in Situ by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance Friedman Benda presents Veiled in a Dream by Wendell Castle Galerie Desprez-Breheret presents Apollon by Kalou Dubus Galerie Desprez-Breheret presents Titan by Kalou Dubus Galerie Downtown-Laffanour presents Buste de Venus by Panayiotis Vassilakis, known as Takis Galerie kreo presents La Grande by Guillaume Bardet Galerie kreo presents Poltrona di Proust by Alessandro Mendini Galerie Mitterrand presents Âne Attelé by François-Xavier Lalanne Galerie Patrick Seguin presents Maison Démontable 6x6 by Jean Prouvé Galleria Rossella Colombari presents UN VASO È PER SEMPRE by Antonio Marras Galerie SCENE OUVERTE presents Delta by Vincent Dubourg Galerie SCENE OUVERTE presents Modular Ceramic Chair by Rino Claessens Hostler Burrows presents Totem by Jakob Jørgensen Jousse Entreprise presents Ensemble by Mathieu Matégot Ketabi Bourdet presents Paire de Chaises La Villette by Philippe Starck Ketabi Bourdet presents Pavilion X by Marc Leschelier Pierre Marie Giraud presents Tsubo by Kazunori Hamana Salon 94 Design presents Chawan by Takuro Kuwata Design Miami/ Paris 2023 Partners/ Miami Design District Audi Maison Ruinart Cova Paris Sèvres - Manufacture et Musée nationaux Crozier Fine Arts Address/ 51, rue de l’Université 75007 Paris, France Public Show Days/ Wednesday, October 18 / 11:00 AM - 19:00 PM Thursday, October 19 / 11:00 AM - 19:00 PM Friday, October 20 / 11:00 AM - 19:00 PM Saturday, October 21 / 11:00 AM - 19:00 PM Sunday, October 22 / 11:00 AM - 16:00 PM Design Miami/ is also accessible 365-days a year through

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Design Miami


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