Paris Design Week 2022: dates, routes and design program

This September, Paris Design Week celebrates design in all its forms in the capital! Like every new school year, the event offers many activities, talks and routes to discover. Here's what you need to know about the 2022 dates, program and events.

  Paris Design Week 2022: dates, routes and design program

[Updated 09/09/2022 at 4:25 p.m.] It's back to school and the program promises to be very rich! This month of September 2022, Paris Design Week is back on the sidelines of the Home and Object show . For a total of 10 days, brands and designers open the doors of their showrooms and workshops to introduce their know-how and their creativity to all design enthusiasts. Want to take advantage of this 12th edition of Paris Design Week? Find out everything you need to know about this event around the world of the home: the dates, the program, the routes throughout the city and the conferences not to be missed.

What is Paris Design Week?

If the Maison et Objet fair is reserved for professionals in the field (brands, designers, creators, decorators, architects , journalists, buyers...), Paris Design Week is open to the public and design enthusiasts. Each year, nearly 100,000 visitors take part in this free event . New guard of design, new concept-stores, new collections, more than 300 must-see places... Paris bends over backwards to make the public (re)discover those who make design.

What are the dates of Paris Design Week 2022?

For the 12th consecutive year, Paris Design Week is settling in the French capital, in parallel with the Maison&Objet fair, from September 8 to 17, 2022 in showrooms and boutiques, art galleries, workshops, but also some restaurants and hotels.

Paris Design Week 2022 theme

Paris Design Week is, logically, punctuated by the same theme as that of Maison&Objet, namely Meta Sensible , to embark on a dream world where the sensitive and the virtual combine. The event thus offers keys to understanding these new creative proposals through exhibitions and installations halfway between digital works and handicrafts. At Espace Commines, Paris Design Week Factory welcomes the new generation of designers who express the Meta Sensible theme.

Arts and crafts campus / Imprints

The agenda of Paris Design Week

This September 2022 edition, the program is once again rich in events! Opening nights take place:

  • Thursday, September 8 Left Bank, mainly in the district of St Germain des Prés and Rue du Bac.
  • Friday, September 9 in the Opéra / Concorde / Étoile district
  • Saturday, September 10 in the Palais-Royal / Marais / Bastille district

You can also find the full list of cocktails and openings organized during the event on the application Paris Design Week .


What are the different courses of Paris Design Week?

As every year in September, the routes are free through the capital and more than 300 venues open their doors to the public : design showrooms, boutiques, galleries, workshops, restaurants, hotels, but also museums and institutions. It is through several themed walks that the event is organized in the four corners of the capital. The goal is to celebrate a plural and multi-disciplinary approach to design through exhibitions, ephemeral installations and product presentations.

In parallel with the routes by districts (Opera-Concorde-Etoile / Palais Royal-Marais-Bastille / Rive Gauche), themed walks with about fifty participants are offered to discover design according to their interests. This year, 11 routes will punctuate the September 2022 edition:

  • Sustainable: the creators present a beautiful and responsible production.
  • Art & Design: when creators meet exceptional craftsmen.
  • Design on courtyards: creators exhibit their works in the courtyards of the most beautiful buildings.
  • Iconic: reissues of key pieces in the history of design.
  • Projects: the journey of architectural professionals.
  • Know-how: the meeting place to discover specific techniques.
  • Work! : proposals for working from home.
  • Atypical: the journey through different spaces
  • Food design: the cooking and tableware course
  • AD path: confirmed signatures and new generations exhibit in galleries and showrooms.
  • Gault & Millau: the gourmand promenade

IKEA at Paris Design Week

From September 8th to 10th, IKEA creates the event during Paris Design Week with IKEA DISTRIKT a invitation to celebrate 40 years of design with the French and to discover perspectives on the neighborhood of tomorrow and future lifestyles. Free and open to all at Garage Amelot ( 2 passage Saint-Pierre Amelot Paris 11th ), the event presents a neighborhood on a human scale where respect for the planet and reconnection between the inhabitants are the key words. There is also an anniversary retrospective, a focus on new lifestyles and the brand's new collaborations.


Paris Design Week Factory 2022

Since the last edition, Paris Design Week Factory is the essential address to discover young designers. Design, exhibition and shop thus meet at the Intramuros Galerie ( 7 rue Froissart Paris 3rd ). The opportunity for the new generation of designers and creators to present prototypes and new collections that attract an ever-growing audience. We find in particular: Maison Martin Morel, Axel Chay, 13Desserts, Studio Formel, Cilizio by AAMA, Deja-Vu, Lucile Viaud, Thibault Penven, warren & laetitia, Bang & Olufsen ...

Paris Design Week 2022 talks

Also note, 9 conferences are planned as part of Paris Design Week at 17 rue Commines at the Café Intramuros. They bring together experts in the fields of interior design and architecture who share their experiences. Among past roundtables:

Thursday, September 8

  • 5 p.m.: At the crossroads of crafts and design, innovating and enhancing the gesture
  • 6 p.m.: What future for young designers?

Friday, September 9

  • 5 p.m.: Wood, trendy or timeless?
  • 6 p.m.: Virtual customer experience

Saturday September 10

  • 4 p.m.: Japan, land of inspiration
  • 5 p.m.: Re-editing: reviving or reinventing
  • 6 p.m.: Art & Design, possible synergies

Sunday September 11

  • 3 p.m.: Carte blanche to women in design
  • 4 p.m.: Interior architecture in the virtual age