SEPTEMBER MAISON & OBJET, PARIS
At the biannual Maison & Objet trade show in Paris-nord, a mix of fringe events comes under the umbrella of ‘Paris Design Week’. Visit emerging designers on one of six themed city walks as part of Now! Le Off, which aims to be a springboard for young talent. Evening events are a highlight – over the eight days, each of the participating neighbourhoods will hold a party, during which its galleries, studios and shops – including the contemporary creative space Galerie Room ( 2) – will throw open their doors (8–16 September; maison-objet.com).
Over 2,500 creatives will be contributing to this extravaganza, with philanthropic experiments and debates held at the People’s Pavilion, a pop-up conference centre built by Eindhoven inhabitants using borrowed materials and plastic by-products. Make a beeline for Dutch minimalist interiors brand Vij5 ( 3), which opens its beautiful workshop to the public every year. As 2017 is the 100-year anniversary of De Stijl, the avant-garde art movement spearheaded by Dutch abstract artist Piet Mondrian, there will be tributes to the style’s black lines and primary colours (21–29 October; ddw.nl).