Best known for his visionary approach to creation and innovation, Le Corbusier is one of the most iconic figures in industries such as design, architecture, sculpture, painting, writing, among many others. The French-Swiss lived for over three decades in a stunning Parisian apartment located within the Immeuble Molitor building in the 16th arrondissement. Recently, this unique building has reopened to the public after undergoing a two-year renovation led by the Fondation Le Corbusier.
In 2016, Fondation Le Corbusier commenced an extensive restoration process on the apartment originally designed by Pierre Jeanneret and the French-Swiss architect himself. The latter lived there between 1934 and 1965 who he shared with his wife Yvonne, their housekeeper and dog Pinceau.
The apartment located on Immeuble Molitor’s seventh and eighth floors also has an art studio, kitchen and a stunning ocean inspired bedroom. The building was classified UNESCO World Heritage in 2016 and many consider it to be a prelude to Le Corbusier’s Radiant City project.
Many creators were involved in this project, from architecture practice François Chatillon to paint restorer Marie-Odile Hubert as well as Italian furniture brand, Cassina. Chatillon is known for revamping 20th-century buildings, so here the choice was obvious, Hubert made sure that the walls were recoloured in hues as similar as possible as the original palette. Lastly, Cassina added a few elements in regards to decor, such as a cowhide rug and a black leather edition of Le Corbusier’s signature LC2 lounge chair.