Pierre Charpin's Installation at Apartment N°50 by Le Corbusier | Yellowtrace

Pierre Charpin's Installation at Apartment N°50 by Le Corbusier | Yellowtrace

 

Within the iconic Cité radieuse in Marseilles designed by Le Corbusier, Apartment N°50 was scrupulously protected in its original 1952 state, classified as a “Historic Monument” in 1995. It opens regularly to the public during the summer months to exhibit the work of a few of the most talented contemporary international designers within this outstanding space.

A short series of scenographic installations has been realised over the years; Jasper Morrison (2008), Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (2010) Konstantin Grcic (2012), and now for its fourth session, the French designer Pierre Charpin.

 

Pierre Charpin's Installation at Apartment N°50 by Le Corbusier | Yellowtrace

Pierre Charpin's Installation at Apartment N°50 by Le Corbusier | Yellowtrace

Pierre Charpin's Installation at Apartment N°50 by Le Corbusier | Yellowtrace

 

His sophisticated creations sit in perfect harmony with the original work by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier. By evoking the singular fate of this place and it’s rich history, Pierre Charpin wanted to introduce certain works of his predecessors into his own installation. The objects of Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec punctuate the set as discreet signs of an alive memory.

 

Pierre Charpin's Installation at Apartment N°50 by Le Corbusier | Yellowtrace

Pierre Charpin's Installation at Apartment N°50 by Le Corbusier | Yellowtrace

Pierre Charpin's Installation at Apartment N°50 by Le Corbusier | Yellowtrace

Pierre Charpin's Installation at Apartment N°50 by Le Corbusier | Yellowtrace

Pierre Charpin's Installation at Apartment N°50 by Le Corbusier | Yellowtrace

 

Cité Radieuse / Unité d’habitation Le Corbusier
Appartement 50, 5ème rue
280 boulevard Michelet
T. +33 6 86 23 73 78 / RSVP: jmd@appt50lc.org

The installation will be open to the public from 15 July to 15 August 2014.

Also on Yellowtrace: Installation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec at Le Corbusier’s Apartment 50.

 


[Photography © Philippe Savoir & FONDATION LE CORBUSIER/ ADAGP.]

 

3 Responses

  1. Ari

    And if only most contemporary apartments could do as much as the ones in Unite, double height living area, useful balcony…

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