November 30, 2012
Plans for the Kneedler-Fauchère fourth annual gathering in Paris of design professionals attending the January Deco Off and Maison et Objet shows are in the final stages.
If you are coming to Paris in January please confirm with Kneedler-Fauchère. If you have not yet confirmed but think you may attend, please let them know. And please share this invitation with any design professionals that you think would enjoy joining us as our European textile supplier partners have pulled out all the stops to welcome and inspire us for an exciting week in Paris.
- Paris Deco Off (unveiling of 2013 textile collections in Paris showrooms):
Thursday, January 17th through Tuesday, January 22nd. Registration is not needed. Designers can get a year’s jump on fabrics that will not come to US until late in the year and meet the designers behind the collections. Over 80 showrooms participate and nearly all are within walking distance. www.paris-deco-off.com
- Maison et Objet (located outside central Paris featuring furnishings and accessories):
Friday January 18th through Tuesday, January 22nd. Advance registration required. The M&O show has fast become a valuable source for furniture, lighting, accessories and international design trends. These sources have become very adept at doing business internationally and are ready for American designers. Plan on at least a couple of days. www.maison-objet.com
Following are the events that we have confirmed to date:
PIERRE FREY private showing for designers and press
NOBILIS private showing for designers and press
PIERRE FREY annual Loft Party, hosted by Vincent and Pierre Frey – not to be missed
JIM THOMPSON private showing for designers and press
JIM THOMPSON cocktail party
IIDA cocktail reception at Maison et Objet for 2012 International Design Award winners
DEDAR/HERMES private showing for designers and press
**The American Party in Paris: a very special evening hosted by all the US multi-line showrooms with over 300 guests including national press, designers from across the country, and European suppliers. See attached invite! This party is strictly RSVP so please let Kneedler-Fauchère know who will attend from your firm.
Les Puces (Paris Flea Market): we have arranged for assistance should you desire to shop the market. Please see contact information below. Mark can provide everything from door-to-door service to simply helping arrange packing, crating, and shipping. There are a number of Flea Markets and they operate mainly on the weekend. There are always groups of Kneedler-Fauchère designers that go together for more casual shopping.
Mark Drasar at AirSea Packing Group, Paris
9 rue Joseph et Etienne de Montgolfier 93110 Rosny sous Bois – France
Phone : +33 1 48 46 81 42
Mobile: +33 6 11 19 44 44