Design is in the house … For an unexpected getaway, treat yourself to a night in a prefabricated building in Prouvé, a mini-apartment by Perriand or a sumptuous villa by Gio Ponti.
In Dordogne, Jean Prouvé’s “service station”
Passionate about the work of Jean Prouvé, the brothers Pascal and Olivier Loux bought in Alsace an old service station created by the architect designer in 1969 for Total. They had it renovated in Nancy, then moved to the Périgord countryside to transform it into a gîte. The modular prefabricated structure has been converted into a ten-person holiday home.
It is made up of two levels connected by a helical staircase. On the ground floor: the day area extended by a terrace with heated swimming pool. On the first floor: the sleeping area with bedrooms and bathrooms. On the design side, there is only one armchair signed Prouvé. But sixties pieces by Verner Panton, Zublena, Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset, or Plastiques de Bourgogne.
Gîte Design. From 800 € for 2 nights. Reopening for the next spring break, in April 2021.
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In Les Arcs, Charlotte Perriand’s “cell”
The apartment has been furnished with original features found by a Japanese interior designer. SDP
Vintage holidays, at Arc 1600, the historic floor of the resort, inaugurated in the winter of 1968-1969. Charlotte Perriand had designed everything there, from the futuristic architecture of the buildings, facing south and on skis, to the extremely functional layout of their mini-apartments or “cells”, AOC all found by the ‘architect. At the La Cascade residence, one of them has been renovated identically, with original elements found (just missing the dishes) by a Japanese interior designer fan of the avant-garde Frenchwoman.
Either 33 m² of living space, bathroom with bidet and fully equipped kitchenette, bunk beds in the windowless “mountain corner”, two sofa beds (80 cm wide) in the living room, but large bay window and 8 m² terrace. This rental, at 2e floor without elevator, displays already almost full until April …
Dento-Sozo. From 480 € per week, cleaning included but linen in supplement.
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Between Paris and Versailles, the villa L’Ange Volant by Gio Ponti
This weekend house was designed according to the principles of Gio Ponti’s “casa all’italiana”. Tom Mannion
Sponsored at the beginning of the XXe century by Tony Bouilhet (at the head of the Christofle house), the modernist villa L’Ange Volant is the only achievement of the Milanese maestro in France. Built between 1927 and 1928 in Garches, this weekend house was designed in its entirety (from the door handle to the garden) by Gio Ponti according to the principles of the “casa all’italiana” that he himself established .
Almost a century later, Tony’s granddaughters, Sophie Dumas and Marie Bouilhet restore this little gem and open it to an enlightened public wishing to immerse themselves in the universe of Ponti. Neoclassical facade, trompe-l’oeil ceiling, walnut furniture, majestic blue velvet … harmonize with more contemporary objects. The promise of a sweet life twenty minutes from Paris.
The Flying Angel (Tel .: 07 85 91 82 77). From € 1,820 per night for 8 to 12 people (minimum stay of 3 nights), 7 bedrooms, outdoor swimming pool.
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