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MATTER and SHAPE is a new design salon in the heart of Paris. The salon will be unveiled during Paris Fashion Week in the Jardin des Tuileries in the spring of 2024. MATTER and SHAPE will be held from March 1 to March 4, 2024. Moreover, it proposes a bright, neutral frame for diverse, expressive projects from around the world and allows emerging designers to present their work to the world.
Designed by LA-based designer and architect Willo Perron of Perron Roettinger Studio, MATTER and SHAPE‘s first edition is a play of textures and tones that respects the autonomy of each exhibitor while radiating a soft, refined minimalism throughout. The salon offers multiple stand formats separated by posable walls, including options for 2 or 3 walled stands to take advantage of full natural light or the utility of a 3rd background wall for suspended objects.
MATTER and SHAPE invites exhibitors from different spheres to present their exceptional projects and products in an elevated setting, celebrating the culture of global design.
Situated in the Jardin des Tuileries, MATTER and SHAPE takes place in a 3000 sqm temporary space with a vaulted ceiling and transparent lateral walls, allowing natural light to flood the salon. Featuring customized stands for up to 40 exhibitors, the salon includes common areas, amenities, a design bookstore and boutique, a café, and a dedicated restaurant with table service for lunch and private dinner opportunities.
The design salon is dedicated to creating a 360° immersive design environment to celebrate contemporary design, cultivating new relationships with specialists around the world to elevate the salon experience through research, innovation, and sensory.
MATTER and SHAPE first started as a digital design platform created by Pinet in 2013. The creation of a physical Paris fair comes as an interest in designer furniture and homewares has exploded recently with different annual events that attract high-end shoppers and fashion houses alongside retailers and manufacturers.