Fine and furnished

The Bouroullec Brothers have created an interesting apartment interior for one of the units in the famous Radiant City in France.

Earlier this year Jasper Morrison introduced the Bouroullec Brothers, Ronan and Erwan, to the owners of one of the apartments in the housing block unit of the Marseille-based Radiant City, famously designed by Le Corbusier. The brothers were commissioned to create the interior for Apartment 50, which will be open for public viewing from 15 July to 15 August 2010.

In considering the feel of the apartment and the needs of the owners, the brothers decided to incorporate a selection of objects from their own collection. The brothers emphasise that Apartment 50 is not a museum but a lived space that was prepared to reflect this, just in time for the European summer.

This space was originally furnished and decorated by Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé after its completion in 1952. The new look of the apartment recognises their contribution with the remodeling of the SteelWood Collection (Magis), which includes a table, some chairs and a shelving system.

Le Corbusier had a special interest in tapestries, so as a reflection of this the brothers installed a group of Clouds (Kvadrat) up on the wall. A Zip Carpet (Vitra) and two of their latest lighting designs were also included in the apartment.

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