The communal main floor features a professional kitchen and large living room, which has been designed around the centerpiece of the chalet, a fireplace built on a seven ton piece of granite, carved from Mont Blanc. The huge windows surrounding the room make the landscape the supporting star, with views of nearby peaks and slopes. The ceilings are painted with geometric motifs and lots of color, paying homage to a modernist icon by Marcel Breuer, the Flaine resort, which is also located in the French Alps.
The choice of fabrics and furnishings was a crucial part of the project and plays an important role in the décor and styling. Atelier des Frères, a local textile design and upholstery workshop, created custom curtains, cushions, and tapestries. All are in bright colors and with geometric prints evocative of midcentury architecture.
Gallery owner and art curator Joséphine Fossey has been entrusted with giving an artistic sensibility to the chalet. Le 1550 houses an interesting collection of artworks, featuring local artists and pieces inspired by the mountains. Outside, a corten steel sculpture by Jean-Baptiste Rozand welcomes guests. Inside, pieces by the young furniture designer Ateljé Loupchat, a disciple of Philippe Starck, join vintage black-and-white photographs of the Alps and original works by illustrator Jean Jullien.
Le 1550 is, in short, the perfect retreat to disconnect from city life. Grounded in the Alps and its unique landscape, the resort brings luxury to the mountains.
This tour was first published by AD Spain.