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Design July, 18 2014

Inside the Refurbished Apartment 50 – Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse

Pierre Charpin, a renowned French furniture designer, gets his hands on an apartment in the iconic Le Corbusier build, Marseille’s Cité Radieuse housing block. Charpin is the latest in an ongoing project commissioned by the homeowner Jean-Marc Drut, past participants including Jasper Morrison, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Konstantin Grcic. Adding new interiors among original furniture by modernist designers including Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé, as well as Le Corbusier himself, Charpin brings strong color, bold decor and a contemporary take on Corbusier’s own aesthetic. The only time visitors are allowed to access the private apartments, we take a full look inside ourselves.

Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse, 5eme Rue 280, Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille

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