li edelkoort opens a design space in paris!
From running a private art salon in the 1980s – at 217 rue Saint Honoré where every vernissage was an event! – to opening a public design gallery in 2018 at 30 Boulevard Saint Jacques, it seems just like one delayed step in slow motion. After three decades, I have decided to go back to hosting exhibitions and events at my headquarters in Paris.
This time around, the focus will be on design as well as arts and crafts – everything that in my eyes deserves to be shown, collected and cherished at this moment in time, illustrating and reflecting our culture. A Heartwear pop-up shop will be part of this chain of events, as will be the seasonal presentations by Trend Union. Public debates about the Anti_Fashion movement will be scheduled to trace the progress of innovative fashion systems for the future, and product promotions for brands or organizations close to our philosophy will be encouraged; those creating products with sustainable style like Feel The Yarn, the young and dynamic yarn makers consortium from Italy.
Together with my partners, Philip Fimmano and François Epin, we will organize four to five shows within our yearlong programme. Like all our exhibitions, these will be curated with a discerning eye on current events and tomorrow’s leading trends. We will highlight vintage works alongside emerging designers to emphasize the strength of a continuous dialogue in design. My own design collection will also be dissected and shown at intervals, and we will host a small shop with limited edition books, objects and prints.
Therefore, the year 2018 at EDELKOORT GALLERY will be eventful and varied, from a look at the gift to be simple, to the grace to do needlework, to the strength to be archaic, and the premise of faith in fashion.
Like before, this gallery will be more of a hobby for me than a full time profession, meant to bring culture to the idea of being together, sharing spirited moments of inspiration; therefore streamed discussions and readings will also be planned to highlight a way forward for our future.
The first event will open on January 18th, 2018 (so keep it in mind if you are visiting for Déco Off or Maison & Objet), with full details unveiled this January on TrendTablet.com and Edelkoort.com.
Wishing you all a wonderful start to 2018!
With love, Li Edelkoort
EDELKOORT GALLERY – 30 BOULEVARD SAINT JACQUES, 75014 PARIS
Open 11:00 – 18:00 Monday through Friday starting January 18, 2018