At a time when the transformations required for the Greater Paris project prefigure the changes that will occur in the capital itself, a host of commercial and cultural initiatives have formed and taken flight. The city is constantly generating new creative spaces and spreading its cultural heartland away from its centre. The dissection of Paris into its arrondissements in this guide does not just add clarity, but emphasises the diversity of what is on offer. Architecture, contemporary art, design, fashion, decoration and gastronomy form the links that unite the public with the private and together celebrate Paris as a creative capital and a design hub. For this its eleventh edition, Intramuros makes a selection from among the wealth of Paris’ cross-cultural references in which, from artists to entrepreneurs, the city becomes the setting for innovation, boundless energy and new work. I am delighted to introduce this selection and this new edition of the Deisgn Guide which expertly catalogues and pays tribute to all those who play an active role in promoting design in the capital.
Lyne Cohen-Solal , adjointe au maire de Paris, chargée du commerce, de l’artisanat et des métiers d’art