The City of Light becomes the city of design
If your budget does not allow for a 34,000 euro dandelion lamp, many shops feature a wide selection of more affordable design mementos that are just as special. Design and fashion pioneers Armand and Martine Hadida have reinvented the concept store with L’Eclaireur, a boutique with carefully curated finds from art, fashion and technology. Belgian Arne Quinze designed the interior of the shop, which features moveable walls made of wood, polystyrene and aluminum decorated with 147 animated video screens. You can take home a Maison Martin Margiela egg doorknob for 59 euro, or a Fornasetti Le Figaro ashtray in the shape of the crumpled newspaper for 120 euro.
Amusement focuses on digital design with fun toys and mementos for sale, all derived from icons of the Internet generation. You will find everything from a necklace made on a 3D printer to a crocheted cozy for your camera. And read up on all the latest designers at OFr, a bookshop and gallery with a vast selection of magazines and books on design, fashion and photography -- a guaranteed well of inspiration to fill your suitcase for the journey home.