"Développement désirable", or "desirable development", is the theme that Paris Design Week has set for the rich 2021 edition. An inspired fil rouge, that offered by the crossover between sustainable development, "développement durable" in French, and the somewhat voluptuous etiquette of desire. There is not always good blood between the two worlds, especially in a city like Paris where the clash between the rich aristocracy and the revolutionary lower classes is still a living part of the city's identity. And yet, this Paris Design Week ironically aims to show us a possible connection between these two worlds, reconciling the somewhat opulent aesthetics oriented towards luxury and small series with an increasingly widespread environmentalism that is aesthetically refined and not punitive.
Among the over 370 proposals - certainly not all of them true international and national revelations - we present a roundup of the most interesting discoveries.