If you’re looking for what to see in Paris, Boca do Lobo Blog brings you a route you can use to visit the Best Design Galleries in Paris. These art galleries are a long-standing and established institutions at the design lover’s center of attention. Specializing in design ranging from mid-century Art Deco, to post-modernism, right up to contemporary design gathered from around the world, it would seem that the Parisians are somewhat experts in this field. Read on and find out why!
Galerie Maria Wettergren
A relatively young design gallery, Galerie Maria Wettergren opened its doors in 2010 and specialises in contemporary Scandinavian design and art. Representing a number of fresh contemporary designers, the gallery exhibits unique and limited edition works. The gallery believes that it is important to recognize the interdisciplinary dialogue that has arisen between design, arts and crafts, and architecture in recent years. Combining innovative methods of production with high-tech materials and outstanding design, these designers are at the forefront of their field.
Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval
Considered to be one of the first Parisian galleries to have taken an active part in the rediscovery of French Art Deco Design, this gallery presents a selection of the best designers from early 20th Century decorative arts, ranging from Eileen Gray to Jean-Michel Frank.
Additionally, they now promote mid-century designers, seeing them as an important point of reference for the shaping of modern design. From the French and German pioneers of Modernism to sculptural ceramics, Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval is always at the forefront of Art Deco and Modernist design.
Specialising in Jugendstil and artists’ colonies from the turn of the 20th Century, Franck Laigneau has over ten years of experience in the field. The gallery focuses particularly on design and art from Scandinavia, Germany and Finland, and believes that this period in art and design history is truly representative of historical design.
Displaying iconic pieces from the turn of the century, Franck Laigneau recently looked to the Viking revival for the Design Miami/Basel 2013 exhibition. This interest in Viking legends and native language in Norway is seen to be the prelude to Scandinavian folk design.
Philippe Jousse has contributed to the growing recognition of mid-century Modernist designers such as Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Serge Mouille for some thirty years. With two galleries in Paris, Jousse Entreprise has been able to focus on a wide range of art and design, with the gallery on the rue de Seine being dedicated to furniture from the 1950s to the 1970s.
The space at rue Saint-Claude is dedicated to contemporary art. This division of space has allowed Jousse Enterprise to become more specialised in each field, and it offers the best examples of mid-century architect-designed furniture, as well as lighting and textiles.
Dedicated to artistic exploration in design, Galerie kreo both produces and presents limited edition pieces by a range of great contemporary designers. These pieces produced for Galerie kreo form a part of a permanent collection, which is considered one of the most important private collections of design around the world.
As well as championing contemporary design, the art gallery also offers rare and exceptional vintage design pieces including furniture, textiles and lighting from the 1950s to the present day. The curators, husband and wife Didier and Clémence Krzentowski, are experts in design and contemporary art, and their gallery is a classic example of a Parisian Design Gallery.