MATTER and SHAPE is a new design salon in the heart of Paris, the first of its kind, unveiled during Paris Fashion Week in the Jardin des Tuileries.

MATTER and SHAPE invites exhibitors, great and small, to present exceptional projects and products in an elevated setting, celebrating the culture of global design today.

‘The time and place of a corner is no convenience if it has not been filled, none at all, and if it is filled then there is a resemblance, there is some resemblance…‘

Geography & Plays by Gertrude Stein (1922)


Powered by the international salon experts WSN, MATTER and SHAPE debuts with an inbuilt audience of boutique owners, buyers, and retail consultants from department stores and multi-brand boutiques around the world who visit the neighbouring salon PREMIERE CLASSE across the same 4-day period.

Our relationships with design collectors, architects, interior designers, decorators, journalists and tastemakers from Paris and beyond will ensure high profile attendees from the worlds of design, fashion, art, architecture and luxury.

Thanks to its previous history as a virtual design platform, MATTER and SHAPE has an inbuilt online community and an integrated network of design professionals ready to experience the physical expression of the platform for for the first time.



MATTER and SHAPE takes a transversal approach to design in the 21st century, validating new perspectives from the establishment to emerging talents, across the disciplines of industrial and object design, interior design, fashion and the decorative arts.


MATTER and SHAPE is an invitation to explore the landscape of design for the modern home at the intersections of design, industry and craft, creativity and commerce.


MATTER and SHAPE combines unique expressions of taste and aesthetics in a neutral, contemporary frame.