If you are in Paris this week, go and visit Private Choice Paris – an imaginary collector’s apartment filled with art and design. Founded by Nadia Candet, Private Choice is now in its fourth year. Each year sees a different collection, in a different space. This year’s edition is held this week, to coincide with the FIAC, in a traditional Parisian apartment a stone’s throw from the Grand Palais and the Champs Elysées. Previous venues have included film-maker George Méliès’ house and Atélier Rouart, the home of Berthe Morisot, the Manet family and Paul Valéry.

Nadia Candet’s objective is to “create stories in a historical place”. Herself a collector and director of the book “Collections Particulières” for Flammarion,  Candet’s forte is her selection, a joyous blend of established names with young Art School graduates.

This year’s theme : “Nothing is true, everything is permitted”.

“Mistère” painting by Berger & Berger, floor lamp by Robert Mathieu, sofa by Christian Adam, chairs by Jacques Adnet, neon jour électrique by Berger & Berger

Private Choice Paris - Christian Adam

Floor lamp by Valérie Jolly (unique piece), sofa & coffee table by Valentin Loellman, neon artwork by Kleber Matheus, cushion by Bless

Private Choice Paris - Kleber Matheus

Side table by Marcel Gascoin, copper bookends.

Private Choice - Nadia Candet

Copper artwork by Nils Guadagnin, desk by Valentin Loellman

Private Choice Paris

Vulcain table light and Bolt stool by La Chance, wall light (reflected in mirror) Patrick de Glo de Besses

La Chance - Private Choice Paris

Border Lines artwork by Sophie Whettnall, pendant by Saint-Louis, ladder and chair (unique pieces) by Valentin Loellman, marble table by Ben Storms 

Private Choice Paris

Engraved brass time capsule by Yan Tomaszewski and Drilling For Light by Sophie Whettnall

Sophie Whettnall - Private Choice Paris

When I Grow Up I Want To Be An Art Collector by Orlan (limited edition of 25)

Private Choice Paris Art Collector

Private Choice Paris runs from October 17th – 23rd (as part of the FIAC programme). Register here to visit.