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The Best of Paris Design Week

Friday Sep 6, 2013

From Christian Dior to Christian Lacroix, France - and Paris in particular - has been known for decades as the epicenter for the world's most influential designers. That aesthetic has transcended the runway and impacted an array of creative individuals in a broad range of mediums.

Paris Design Week (Sept. 9-15) brings together the latest trendsetters in a free public forum that coincides with the Maison&Objet Show. From furniture and interior design to gastronomy and fine art, nearly 200 spaces will participate in an all-access design extravaganza.

Dozens of happenings will take place throughout the week as international artists converge on the City of Light. And while you may not be able to jetset to Paris for the week, here are some of EDGE's favorite picks from this year's designers.

Bikes, Baths and More...

BI-WINE - design by Vincent Poujardieu
What better way to show up to a dinner party than with this unique bottle holder for the wine connoisseur and esthete: elegant, original (cork and leather), protective - naturally insulated, shockproof and waterproof - for urban and nomadic use.

TABLE "T" design by D SIGNED BY
This unusual dining table collection incorporates metallic holding structures, massive wood supports and an underlit LED light power supply with rechargeable battery.

Gwénaëlle Follézou, a woodworker and designer specializing in contemporary furniture, presents her first creations, full of curves and assertive graphic lines that intersect to create balance for the object.

It’s not just about the toilet anymore. Your powder room gets a makeover with products and designs showcased at B’BATH with its partners: Agape, Alape, Dornbracht, Haguenier Kaldewei, Lithos, Toto, Tubes and Wall & Deco.

The bicycle takes new form thanks to the design by Zarko Bubalo. This wood collection was created as the result of designer’s fascination with wood as a construction material, in the areas in which it is typically not used. Combining 3D computer design, numerically controlled production and manual construction, the combination of wood and composite materials yield a product that redefines the intersection of form and function.

Giving paper new forms and textures is the idea behind the Nonage concept. Using an innovative technique for salvaging newspapers, the design team creates light fixtures and other home accessories.

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