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Paris Design Week announces programme for 2017 edition

Dezeen promotion: the seventh edition of Paris Design Week takes place this September, with events focused on art, design, fashion, interiors, craft and food.

Paris Design Week runs from 8 to 16 September 2017, coinciding with the Maison&Objet furniture fair. It will see the French capital play host to a range of installations, talks and product launches.

Tom Dixon plays at the Centre Pompidou in 2015. Photograph by Nikola Krtolica

Organisers have devised the event into six themes that each explore a different discipline of design: #fashiondesign for style and fashion; #artdesign for one-off pieces; #makeitsodesign for home DIY trends; #fooddesign for edible design; #projets for interior design; and finally #savoir-faire for craft.

Design hubs will be located in four areas: Saint-Germain-des-Prés; Les Halles/Le Marais/Bastille, Opéra/Concorde/Étoile, and Barbès/Stalingrad.

Five evening events will be held in a different area each day, giving visitors a chance to meet exhibiting designers, and visit shops and galleries after hours.

The official launch party is held each year at the Les Docks Cité de la Mode et du Design

This year, an exhibition titled The Now! Le Off will spotlight over 100 new design talents and emerging brands. Here, standout exhibiting designers will have the chance to be awarded a series of prizes by watch brand Rado.

The winners will receive their awards during the official launch party at the Les Docks Cité de la Mode et du Design on 9 September 2017.

The winner of the Jury Award will be presented with a €5,000 prize and a Rado watch. The winner of the Public Award, chosen by the online votes of visitors, will also receive a Rado watch.

The Grand Palais hosts exhibitions of new design during Paris Design Week

The two winners will also be given the chance to exhibit their work at Maison&Objet in September 2018.

"Now! Le Off is a wonderful opportunity to present a new collection," said last year's Rado Star Prize winner Léa Baert. "Visitors often consider it an extension of Maison&Objet, which is why thousands of people visit it every year, including many professionals."

"After my participation in Now! Le Off [last year], I was asked to contribute one of my pieces for the Wild Things exhibition, by Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano, presented at Kortijk's Biennale Interieur in October 2016."

Visit the Paris Design Week website for more details.