October 8-11: Paris’ Vintage Decor Events

by Genevieve Sandifer


Attention all design and interior décor gurus! This weekend there will be no respite for the aesthetically minded. After a week devoted to decorating the flesh, it’s time to think about the home. October 8-11, two not-to-be-missed events are competing for weekend shoppers – the Puces du Design and the Mondial de l’Antiquité – and turning the outer-limits of Paris into a playground for decorators and amateurs alike.

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The Mondial de l’Antiquité, taking place in the famed St. Ouen flea market, will gather 1700 world-renowned dealers and their goods for a 3-day celebration of all things antique. The event, sponsored by the designers Marithé + François Girbaud, brings gastronomy to the (vintage) table with a challenge to 26 chefs: turning sophisticated recipes into finger food for shoppers. With results like a foie gras hamburger and chocolate-saffron macarons, we don’t doubt the event will draw as many foodies as decor gurus.

For those who prefer retro to gild, the Puces du Design should be the weekend’s highlight. With over 80 stands featuring vintage furniture, art and fashion from the 1950s through the 80s, cult pieces (like Eames’ rocking chair, Jean Prouvé’s chair or Jacobsen’s Egg chair) will be there as eye candy and for purchase, alongside the director’s pet project, Nuova Italia – an exhibit of Italy’s latest and greatest in Design and Décor.

Written by Geneviève Sandifer for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Genevieve Sandifer

Genevieve was born in New York City and raised between London and Paris. Genevieve is part of the Haven in Paris team and is the editor of the Hip Paris blog. Unable to stay away from Paris for too long, she now splits her time between New York, Honolulu and Paris, where she keeps tabs on the Haven in Paris properties and service providers and scours the city for great bistros, cocktail bars and vintage stores. View Genevieve Sandifer's Website

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