Volets - Cité Radieuse

ECAL / Appartement 50
Photography Michel Bonvin

VOLETS is bathroom mirror with a self - supporting structure that rests on the wall. The free - standing structure has been specifically designed to avoid any damage to the walls of the historical apartment. A single sheet of polished stainless steel mirror is self - folded to create two flaps and a shelf. An additional fold allows the mirror to hang on the structure by itself, without the need of additional attachments. The same support system is also used in the magnetic poster stand, placed on the corridor to announce the exhibition.

ECAL masters class was invited to develop and present an exhibition of objects designed for an apartment in Le Corbuiser’s legendary Cité Radieuse.
The work was developed specifically for Appartement 50, the preserved and protected apartment within the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille, France. We began with vast research of Le Corbusier's work and life, and in the fall of 2014 we visited the monumental building.The pieces were exhibited during the summer of 2015 in the original apartment.