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The First Edition of THEMA Paris

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THEMA is Paris’s Newest Art and Design Fair

Last week during Paris Art Week, the inaugural edition of the art and design fair THEMA took place at the Hôtel de Guise on rue de l’Universitè. Founded by Michaël Hadida, former director of fashion design event TRANOÏ, the fair centered on the importance of eco-consciousness and transcended the typical gallery booth format, opting for a curated selection of art and design objects situated thoughtfully together throughout the historic Parisian venue.

“With THEMA, we want to redefine the codes of luxury and creation, in line with an eco-responsible commitment and social ethics,” said Hadida. “To create value with the will to preserve and respect natural resources and the transmission of know-how. THEMA is a virtuous circle.”

THEMA 2023

Photo by James Harris, courtesy of THEMA.

THEMA was Conceived to Coexist with Historic Architecture

Welcoming over 60 participants, THEMA featured individuals, collectives, brands, and galleries alike. Hailing from the US, Europe, and Asia, exhibitors presented across the floors of the former hotel, which is home to parquet wood flooring, gilded fireplaces, paneled walls, and original crystal chandeliers. Like stepping into the home of a discerning collector, the fair experience included interiors filled with enthralling landscapes of sculptural objects, paintings, hanging multimedia artworks, functional furniture designs, and more.

THEMA 2023

Photo by James Harris, courtesy of THEMA.

Artists, Designers, Galleries, and Other Presenters

Present at this inaugural edition was the work of designers like Coperni, Fos, Fornasetti, India Mahdavi, nendo, Maison Pelletier Ferruel, Soft Baroque, Sophie Dries, Zaha Hadid, Arno Declercq, Daum, Alejandro Alcocer, Scarlett Rouge, Uchronia, and Héloïse Piraud. Also present were design brands and galleries including Alia Vitæ, Maison Intègre, CC Tapis, Etage Projects, Superhouse, We Do Not Work Alone, Galerie Maestria, and Wonderglass.

THEMA 2023

Photo by James Harris, courtesy of THEMA.

THEMA 2023

Photo by James Harris, courtesy of THEMA.

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