Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Apartment 50, Unité d’Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have fitted out an apartment inside the iconic Unité d’Habitation project in Marseille by Le Corbusier.

Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Called Apartment 50, the project is a lived-in apartment to be opened to the public from 15 July to 15 August.

Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The interior centres about the duo's SteelWood collection for Magis (see our earlier story) and Clouds project for Kvadrat (see our earlier story).

Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Lighting includes their Lampalumina project (in our earlier story here) and Lighthouse lamp for Established & Sons and Venini (in our earlier story here).

Here's some more information from Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec:


It all started early this year when Jasper Morrison introduced us to the owners of one of the apartments in the housing block unit of the Marseille-based Radiant City.
Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The Apartment 50 is not a museum; it is a lived-in space that we remodelled – just for the time of the summer season.

Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

We decided to feature a selection of objects from our collection of designs which seemed to rightly fit in this apartment and match the way the owners are living in it.

Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

As an echo to Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé’s original furniture of the space, it seemed natural to us to articulate the remodelling around the SteelWood collection, Magis – including a table, some chairs and a shelving system.

Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Additionally, while remembering that Le Corbusier had a special interest in tapestries, we felt comfortable with the idea of installing a group of Clouds, Kvadrat up on the wall.

Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Finally, a Zip carpet, Vitra and two of our latest lighting designs, including Lampalumina, Bitossi and LightHouse, Established & Sons and Venini, complete this ephemeral remodelling project.

Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Opening days/hours: From July 15 to August 15, Tuesday to Saturday from 2PM to 6PM

Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Cité Radieuse
Unité d’habitation Le Corbusier
Appartement 50, 5ème rue
280 boulevard Michelet
13008 Marseille

Apartment 50, Unité d'Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

See also:

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Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
at Galerie Kreo
Lampada by Ronan
and Erwan Bouroullec
Le Corbusier’s Cabanon
– the interior 1:1