Merci’s “Upcycling” Collection Spotlights Sustainable Luxury

Coinciding with Paris Design Week, the high-end concept store's shoppable installation

Merci, an eclectic concept store in the Marais, contributes to the lengthy itinerary of Paris Design Week (6-14 September) this year with an exhibition of their own. The shoppable display, titled Upcycling: A New Lease on Life, features dozens of products made by skilled craftsmen and talented designers—each employing sustainable materials or highlighting a reused object. The collection comes complete with call-outs to the source …

Jansen & de Bont Luminous Entity Type I Light

An innovative gesture-controlled light from a new Dutch design duo

Industrial designers Matthijs Jansen and Jorg de Bont launched their eponymous studio Jansen & de Bont and their debut product, the Luminous Entity Type I light fixture, at now! Le Off, one of the venues at Paris Design Week 2016. While an attractive light on its own, the patent-pending gesture-control technology that commands it is a fresh and innovative approach to managing light and brings …

Maison & Objet 2014 with Luka Luna

The Parisian shop's founder takes us through her highlights from the Paris Design Week event

by Caroline Kinneberg While design weeks in London and Milan are oftentimes as much about marketing and events as they are showcasing new designs, Paris Design Week is considerably more retail-oriented. This is especially true at its main attraction, Maison & Objet, where people have their wallets out and homes waiting to be filled. “I’m always excited to discover new creations, to feel alive intellectually …