An apartment in Le Corbusier's most famous mutli-family building — La Cité Radieuse (Radiant City) in Marseilles, France — has been furnished for the current residents by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Originally furnished by Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé when the building was completed in 1952, the new look pays homage to the original vision with a varied collection of Bouroullec designs:
From the Bouroullec Studio:
As an echo to Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé's original furniture of the space, it seemed natural to us to articulate the remodeling around the SteelWood collection, Magis — including a table, some chairs and a shelving system. Additionally, while remembering that Le Corbusier had a special interest in tapestries, we felt comfortable with the idea of installing a group of Clouds, Kvadrat up on the wall. Finally, a Zip carpet, Vitra and two of our latest lighting designs, including Lampalumina, Bitossi and LightHouse, Established & Sons and Venini, complete this ephemeral remodeling project.
Apartment 50 will be open for guests to tour this summer, July 15 - August 15.
Images: 1-9: Bouroullec Studio, 10: Bryce Edwards as licensed by Creative Commons
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