In the 3rd arrondissement, the small streets that run from the Picasso Museum to the Place de la République form the golden triangle of the coolest designer district in Paris, the Haut Marais. The transformation actually began in the middle of the 13th century, when Charles I, brother of Louis IX, built his residence at what is now 7 rue de Sévigné. French nobles quickly erected limestone mansions, which were eventually converted into museums when that same nobility was swept away (Hotel Salé became the Picasso Museum and Hotel Carnavalet became the Carnavalet Museum). Despite the claim of these two museums, the district was for a long time a working-class district without exception. But in 2009, everything changed when Marie-France Cohen transformed an old wallpaper factory into her fashion and decoration boutique, Merci. Since then, the NoMa, as the Haut Marais is known, has exploded with sophisticated bistros, Made in Paris designer boutiques and contemporary art galleries. Thaddaeus Ropac, a friend of Warhol and Basquiat, opened his open space gallery on rue Debelleyme in 1990 and now represents 60 artists there. Galerie de l’Instant is all about photography and is known for its cool temporary exhibitions. Be sure to stop by the vintage decoration boutique, Les Fées Mélanc(h)olia. It’s not a gallery, but the objects are worth a look.
arched micro-architectures at the louvre Studio Malka Architecture is selected to design and build fifteen modular pavilions within the famous historical collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris. Respecting its historical context, the design team embarks on a meticulous and systemic formal analysis to ensure that its “micro-architectures” are adequate within the emblematic French Museum. […]
Shoppers line up outside a Louis Vuitton store after the Swiss government eased some of its COVID-19 restrictions, as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues, in the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street in Zurich, Switzerland March 1, 2021 .REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, March 10 (Reuters) – Louis […]
Over the past few decades, art and technology have intersected at a rate previously unimaginable – both to use technology to create art and to make art more accessible to the public. Samsung Electronics has been at the forefront of this change and has now partnered with the Louvre to help in its mission to […]