17 Jul 2019
The Parisian DS STORES and DS SALONS opened now take over from DS WORLD PARIS, whose mission was to be the pioneer of the exclusive network of the new brand DS Automobiles.
21 May 2019
In 2019, as in 1955, a DS will be on exhibit under the Nave of the Grand Palais, in Paris, like a work of art. Over 60 years after the original DS was unveiled, the DS brand is returning to this iconic space with the DS X E-TENSE for the Révélations event. Révélations, the international fine craft and contemporary creation biennial, will host 450 creators from 33 countries—and an automotive brand will figure among exhibitors for the first time in event history. From 22 to 26 May, the expected 40,000 visitors will have the chance to discover the DS X E-TENSE, the dream car created by DS Design Studio, a unique model demonstrating the exceptional savoir-faire of French craftsmanship brands. Master upholsterers from DS will be on site to share their expertise and passion for artisanry and fine materials with visitors. DS Automobiles will also participate in the Hors les Murs programme, presenting the art exhibit entitled ‘IN CONFIDENCE - Aesthetics of the senses’ at DS World Paris. Visitors can extend their experience at 33 Rue François 1er, which will exceptionally be open on Sunday, 26 May. The official transport company for the event, DS Automobiles has provided organizers with DS 3 CROSSBACKS, the brand’s latest creation and Icon of high-tech style. The public will also be able to try out the vehicle at DS World Paris.
23 Apr 2019
While DS Automobiles lights up Paris with its racing team, DS TECHEETAH, in the E-Prix at Invalides, the DS brand will be inviting the general public to come and recharge its batteries with the help of Patrick Braoudé. As of this Thursday, 25 April, DS WORLD PARIS will be welcoming Énergie, a collection signed by the actor, director and now photographer, Patrick Braoudé. Far from the stage or the film sets where he made his name, Patrick Braoudé is unveiling, in this exclusive exhibition, his talent as a photographer, which he expresses by capturing moments of great intensity. The artistic blurring that characterises his oeuvres is a reflection of power, speed, energy and movement. The pictorial quality of their bold colours amplifies the dynamism, adrenaline, vibrations and action in play in the pieces. The general public is invited to come and discover this exceptional artist and let themselves be immersed in the Énergie that his impressionist and abstract photos exude. These are crafted pieces without any digital editing. The exhibition will be on show at 33 rue François 1er, in Paris’ 8th district. Admission is free.
19 Mar 2019
For the first time, DS DESIGN STUDIO PARIS is leaving its usual work space and setting up over the three floors of DS WORLD PARIS at 33 Rue Francois 1er, Paris. The men and women of DS Automobiles design, under the direction of Thierry Metroz, DS Design director, will be revealing the innovative projects they’re working on and sharing their secrets through “CONFIDENCE The art of the senses”. More than an exhibition, this is a residency of artists, brought to life by DS Automobiles designers who are on hand to explain their jobs, present their work and talk with visitors. As at the DS DESIGN STUDIO PARIS, workshops for art and craftsmanship will merge with 3D modelling.
04 Dec 2018
DS AUTOMOBILES SUPPORTS THE COULEURS DE CHINE ORGANISATION WITH THE FROM DREAM TO REALITY SHOW AT DS WORLD PARIS
With the From Dream to Reality exhibition, DS Automobiles is committing alongside Couleurs de Chine. The aim is to raise awareness of the French humanitarian organisation that works to foster the education of young girls from the ethnic minorities of southern China, and promote the Miao cultural heritage. Couleurs de Chine is taking up residency at DS World Paris from 7 December 2018 to 15 January 2019. Visitors will be able to discover the Miao people and their millenary traditions and know-how as well as the NGO’s 20 years of action. The From Dream to Reality exhibition comprises photographs, including a series of portraits by photographer Antoine Schneck, and hand-crafted articles illustrating the expertise and excellence of the Miao in fields as varied as basketry, embroidery and fabric-making. Also on show are the contemporary creations of Angel Chang, a New York fashion designer, and Mariane Léger, an artist craftswoman working in marquetry on wood. Both creators use fabric produced in the Great Miao Mountains. The exhibition is on show at 33 rue François 1er in Paris.
23 Oct 2018
DS World Paris is set to transform into a contemporary art gallery on 26 October with the residency of Fernando Costa. The venue will be exhibiting a series of works by the sculptor-welder, including two masterful compositions created specially to celebrate the arrival of the new DS model, DS 3 CROSSBACK, icon of High-Tech style. Revealed for the first time, the two pieces dedicated to DS 3 CROSSBACK were created using parts from prototypes. The exhibition will be showing through 1 December 2018 at 33 rue François 1er in Paris.
19 Jun 2018
Between 20 and 23 June 2018, coinciding with France’s nationwide music festival, the DS brand is inviting the public to enjoy an original acoustic experience at DS WORLD PARIS. Taking up residence for four days, the FOCAL brand will offer private audio sessions worthy of the best auditoriums. On board DS 7 CROSSBACK, close up to Sopra loudspeakers or wearing new Focal Listen Wireless Chic headphones, visitors will be able to appreciate the excellence of the expertise developed by this French company, a global leader in hi-fi solutions.
05 Mar 2018
To mark the arrival of DS 7 CROSSBACK on the automotive scene, DS WORLD PARIS is hosting a new photographic exhibition paying tribute to everyone who had a hand in creating this latest model. Through a series of some twenty black-and-white shots, the DS brand wants to shine a spotlight on the designers, craftspeople, workers, engineers and other experts who gave of their best to design, form, select, assemble, test, and ultimately produce DS 7 CROSSBACK. Behind the lens, celebrity portrait photographer Eddy Brière from Rayfresh Studio uses his hallmark cinematographic approach to convey the passion DS Automobiles staff bring to their work every day. To fully enjoy the DS 7 CROSSBACK experience, visitors take an immersive virtual reality journey with DS Virtual Vision to discover all the many configurations offered. They can even take the wheel of this new car and get an idea of how high the DS brand's team set the bar when creating this new beacon of French automotive design.
28 Nov 2017
With the end-of-year festivities fast approaching, DS Automobiles has created a selection of exclusive gifts with the DS signature. Gift ideas include a softshell jacket, a DS 48-hour bag, scale models of emblematic brand vehicle, and a full golf set to practice for the 2018 Ryder Cup, which takes place in France next year. All these items are available in just a few clicks from lifestyle.driveds.com/ or from brand dealerships, primarily DS WORLD PARIS, 33 rue François 1er in Paris. DS WORLD PARIS has also developed other exceptional and unique gift ideas, such as a tour through the centre of Paris in a historic DS, or the catalogue, poster and postcards from the current exhibition, "Marilyn, the Last Sitting".
22 May 2017
"MARILYN, THE LAST SITTING", AN UNPRECEDENT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT DS WORLD PARIS STARTING ON 8 JUNE 2017
DS World Paris is hosting the "Marilyn, The Last Sitting" exhibition from 8 June 2017 to 6 January 2018. The session took place in Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles in 1962 over two days and one night, consisting of three long photo shoots by Bert Stern for Vogue magazine. The photographer took a total 2,571 pictures; the 59 most emblematic are on show at DS World Paris. The event is proposed by Olivier Lorquin, curator of the exhibition and chairman of Musée Maillol, and staged by Hubert Le Gall. It will plunge visitors into a world of glamour, truth and emotion, alongside DS models from the current collection as well as a rare DS 21 Cabriolet US Export from September 1966. For Julien Faux, Director of DS World Paris, the "Marilyn, The Last Sitting" exhibition is "a way of keeping alive the legend of this extraordinary woman, who was ahead of her time. It is also a perfect opportunity for drawing parallels between the timelessness of this artist, who has since become an icon, with the spirit of avant-garde of the current models in the DS collection, descended directly from the DS, another icon of the 20th century." The exhibition is showing at DS World Paris at 33 rue François 1erin Paris. Free admission.
27 Apr 2017
Opening today in rue Saint Didier, DS WORLD SERVICE is a new centre functioning alongside DS WORLD PARIS, the brand flagship at 33 rue François 1er. With this event, the brand is developing its presence in western Paris and expanding the range of services available to customers. Visitors to the new 120 m2 showcase will be able to immerse themselves in the refined brand ambience. A permanent display of DS collection models will be on show, with the spotlight on DS 7 CROSSBACK for the opening. Two DS advisors will be on hand to welcome visitors and provide information and guidance. They will assist customers wishing to buy a DS as well as those looking for after-sales, since DS customers can now choose to have their vehicle serviced at DS WORLD SERVICE. The address: 39, rue Saint Didier in Paris 16.
13 Apr 2017
SAVE THE DATE: "MARILYN, THE LAST SITTING", AN UNPRECEDENTED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT DS WORLD PARIS
From 8 June 2017 to 6 January 2018, DS Automobiles is paying homage to Marilyn Monroe with a new exhibition at DS World Paris. The timeless moment will take visitors back 55 years to the intimate last photography shoot of Marilyn Monroe by famous photographer Bert Stern, one month before the actress's death. The exhibition of 59 photographs is proposed by Olivier Lorquin, curator of the show and chairman of Musée Maillol, and staged by Hubert Le Gall. The show will plunge visitors into a world of glamour, truth and emotion. The exhibition is showing at DS World Paris on 33 rue François 1er in Paris. Free admission.
12 Dec 2016
With the arrival of the festive season, DS Automobiles is offering a selection of exclusive gifts bearing the hallmark of refinement, authenticity and unmistakeably French elegance. Visit the online boutique at www.lifestyle.driveds.com or any one of the brand dealerships including DS World Paris at 33 rue François 1er in Paris to discover a wide range of gifts including a DS weekend bag, DS leather goods and DS watches. DS World Paris also has other ideas for that unique, exceptional gift, such as a tour of Paris in a historic DS or a men’s timepiece by BRM Chronographes, sold exclusively at DS World Paris.
31 May 2016
From 10 June to 3 September 2016, DS World Paris is organising a new exhibition, ‘DS & Vaillante, two French brands’. The exhibition explores the connections that have linked the two brands for nearly 60 years. Visitors will be able to find out all about the rich history of Michel Vaillant and his creators, Jean and Philippe Graton, and the creation of Renaissance, the new album of Michel Vaillant adventures published by Éditions Dupuis. Also on show will be a historical DS, echoing the racing debut of Michel Vaillant, and DSV-01, the all-electric single-seater of the DS Virgin Racing team currently competing in the FIA Formula E Championship. It is against this vehicle that Michel Vaillant races at the 2016 Paris ePrix event in the new album. The new album will be on sale exclusively at DS World Paris starting on 10 June 2016, ahead of its general release on 17 June.
10 Mar 2016
Chef Damien, co-founder of the website 750g, has created an original Easter pastry inspired by the olfactory identity of the DS brand. Called the "DéeSse", this gourmet treat will be sold exclusively at DS WORLD PARIS, where it can be enjoyed immediately or purchased for a gift. Its creator will be present at 33, rue François 1er in Paris to introduce the "DéeSse" on two Saturdays, 26 March and 2 April. Food lovers will have the chance to chat with Chef Damien and watch demonstrations before leaving with this delicious new pastry and its recipe. Visitors to DS WORLD PARIS will be able to stop by this gourmet residency any time between Saturday, 19 March, and Friday, 15 April 2016.
09 Nov 2015
DS WORLD PARIS, at 33 rue François 1e in Paris, is a unique venue dedicated to the DS brand. For the year-end festivities it’s inviting visitors to check out a fabulous selection of exclusive, refined gifts for the year-end festivities, all true to the brand’s spirit of élégance à la française. Prestige DS items on offer include DS driving gloves designed by La Maison Fabre, the DS 48H travel bag in full-bloom calfskin, and the DS Spirit man’s watch. Sixtieth-anniversary celebrations for the legendary DS, unveiled at the 1955 Paris Motor Show, will also be in full swing over the year-end holiday period, with DS WORLD PARIS gift ideas including books, miniatures, and posters featuring the Grande Dame, plus outings along the Christmassy streets of Paris in a historic DS.
10 Sep 2015
Between 22 September 2015 and 4 January, master glove maker Maison Fabre will be present in DS WORLD PARIS. It will be displaying several of its most iconic models alongside photos and items from the workshop retracing the prestigious history of the company and its craftspeople. To coincide with this event, Maison Fabre has joined forces with the DS Styling Centre to design two models of DS driving gloves, for men and women. Produced in fifty examples, the gloves will be available only at DS WORLD PARIS. See this event at 33 rue François 1e à Paris.
02 Jun 2015
From Tuesday May 11, the DS brand will be welcoming, at the DS WORLD PARIS, an unprecedented exhibition of photos devoted to Yves Saint Laurent. A series of pictures never unveiled before, taken by photographer Pierre Boulat, and then by his daughter Alexandra Boulat, retraces the life and creative work of the renowned designer, from his beginnings at Dior to his final show at the Centre Pompidou. This exhibition immerse the visitor in the history of one of France’s leading fashion houses. To discover until September 10 2015, free entrance.
17 Mar 2015
On 21 March 2015, the DS WORLD PARIS will be welcoming Swarovski side by side with the Divine DS, a concept car studded with the company’s famous crystals. The new residency will also feature jewellery by Nathalie Colin, artistic director of the Swarovski brand, and the latest DS creations unveiled a few days ago at the Geneva Motor Show: the New DS 5 and the 2015 Model DS 21 Pallas. The exhibition will be showing through 10 May.
03 Dec 2014
Having opened on 27 November 2013, the DS World Paris is celebrating its first birthday. A true DS flagship, it is located in the centre of Paris, the birthplace of the Brand. A space for exhibitions, history, experience and sales, it upholds the DS brand’s values of innovation and excellence. The inaugural year has seen five artist residencies and several thousands of visitors, some of whom have acquired the DS of their choice. In terms of sales, the DS World Paris is fulfilling its mission with a conquest rate of 80%*.