Friday Files – Metaphores at Paris Design Week

Friday Files – Metaphores at Paris Design Week

Paris Design Week started in 2011, when major French trade fair Maison&Objet took on the challenge of creating an event that could create energy and inspiration. Celebrating the art of living and the beauty of design, this festival promotes designers, architects, decorators, fashion designers, and chefs over two weekends at 200 participating sites. Events and programs include cocktail parties, open houses, workshops, private tours, and roundtables.

Designer and decorator Pierre Gonalons was invited by the National Archives Museum to design the interiors for two rooms of the Hôtel de Soubise, a bedroom and a living room. Métaphores fabrics can be seen applied to the Paradisoterrestre armchairs and sofa, accompanied by glass globes blown in Murano for Ascetic, and the colourful pop of a rug by Tai Ping.

This year marked the 10th annual Paris Design Week (running from September 3rd -12th), and was open to all those passionate about design specifically targeting the next generation of creatives. One of the must-see exhibitions this year was named “Allégories & Métaphores” and featured a number of beautiful products from French fabric house Metaphores, one of Boyac’s most popular suppliers.

This symphony of colours combined with the 18th century splendour of the hotel really allowed these beautiful Metaphores fabrics to shine.

For more information about the Metaphores collections, please visit