Itinerary for a nature design day
You like the outdoors, ecological elements and products, but also design ? Although a major capital, Paris is full of places with natural inspirations : fashion and design shops, cafes and restaurants, bookstores and hostels. Discover our selection of places to visit for a discoveries day in nature design, enough to unwind you without leaving Paname.
Discover some nature-design products of Maison Nordik
From 11am, start your day with the shapes, textures and colors inspired by the nature at the Maison Nordik shop. Located 159 rue Marcadet in the 18th district of Paris, the establishment is a furniture, decoration and interior design shop with a minimalist design, in Nordic countries spirit.
Maison Nordik is entirely dedicated to the Scandinavian style where pieces of contemporary designers are in touch with 50s and 60s great references. By by directly supplying in Denmark, Sweden, Holland and Belgium, its owners select and import timeless classics and signed vintage furniture signed by Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl, Johannes Andersen and Hans J. Wegner.
Clean style, organic lines, aesthetics and functionality, the northern culture resonates here through exceptional pieces, minimal and timeless.
Once the shop is visited, take the East direction of the 18th district for a meal break.
Get the keys of a room and eat at the Yves Robert Youth Hostel
About 5 minute walk from the Marx Dormoy metro station and 5 km from the Louvre museum, the young Yves Robert Hostel is located in the Pajol hall, an old SNCF hall rehabilitated into a low-energy and 100% eco-sustainable building.
Retrieve room keys for your weekend and enjoy the lunch time to take a meal in the restaurant or the casual style bar.
In an all-wood architecture, under a roof of solar collectors, in an eco-friendly neighborhood, the Yves Robert Youth Hostel displays the values of the « Green Key » label which rewards lodging for their environmental management. A change of scene in this wooded environment.
Then, take the South direction of the district and join the street Pierre l’Ermite to discover a literary shop.
Have your head in a book at Chez les Libraires Associés
In the 18th district of Paris, 3 Rue Pierre l’Ermite, the booksellers Alban Caussé and Jacques Desse welcome you to their establishment : Chez les Libraires Associés.
At the beginning of the afternoon, discover a vast space renovated by Véronique Lecomte and Marie Thurnauer, where the wood and the large patio doors give an authentic spirit to the place. Immerse yourself in this real Ali Baba cave for amaters or books lovers.
Children’s books, rare books, system books, attractive cartoons, graphic inventions, collages, photomontages, matter games, colouring, cuttings, origamis, old kamishibai (paper theaters), Japanese mangaka, etc. All the specific cases are in this bookstore : impossible to leave this space without the book of your life.
Finally, leave the 18th district to stide the 10th. Another nature shop is waiting for you.
Make ecological purchases at the Centre Commercial
In the middle of the afternoon, discover a collaborative space with the ironic name : the Commercial Center. A few strides from Canal Saint-Martin, in the 10th district of Paris and created by Sebastien Kopp, this shop was developed by Villanova.
Regularly occupy by free artistic interventions and by temporary exhibitions, this establishment selects labels allying local expertise, organic and ecological materials.
Centre Commercial offers a clothes and footwear selection as well as organic cosmetics, a micro-bookstore and second-hand goods dealer furnitures. Among the brands presented : Repetto, Saint James, Paraboot, Howlin by Morrison and Valentine Gauthier.
Once your shopping session is over, head west of the 10th district for a tasting and festive experience in a natural covering space.
Have a drink at Le Syndicat cocktail bar
From 18 p.m, discover Le Syndicat, this mobile telephony shop transformed into a cocktail bar by the Cut Architectures studio. The facade covered with posters of this bar with subdued light creates cocktails based on French alcohols, in the 10th district of Paris, 51 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis.
His premises was laid bare and the original tiles were found. A cork covering was made from cork tiles with three-dimensional surfaces, made by the Portuguese company Pomm Design, specialized in the work of this natural matter that it treats with simplicity.
Entertain and enjoy the end of the day in a friendly atmosphere, between drinks and snacking.
All you have to do is return to the 18th district of Paris and the Yves Robert Hostel to spend your night in this establishment with wooded nature design.
Two designer shops, a bookstore, a cocktail bar and a hostel, enough to discover establishments with nature design and strong ecological commitments. Good escape !
Marilyne Lopes d’Andrade