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Chalet 1550 in Courchevel by Joséphine Fossey Office


For the third property in the Iconic House collection of luxury rental homes, Joséphine Fossey Office signs a unique interpretation of the art of living in the mountains. Located in Courchevel in the French Alps, and inspired by modernist architecture and the works of Henri-Jacques Le Meme, Charlotte Perriand and Marcel Breuer, the unique décor reflects a quest for charm and authenticity.

Working with Lyon-based interior design studio Atelier Giffon, Joséphine Fossey focuses on designing spaces that blur the lines between inside and outside, emphasizing intimate and warm atmospheres and relationships with nature.

With Chalet 1550, Joséphine Fossey offers a new way of thinking about the mountains, moving away from the classic chalet aesthetic with a neutral colour palette, and giving pride to bright colours, raw materials and geometric shapes. Marked by the omnipresence of wood and strong aesthetic choices, the decor combines vintage pieces, custom-made furniture and collectors' items.

Joséphine Fossey brings together the region's painters, sculptors and artisans to initiate a new, deeply human way of life through the prism of creative collaboration. A synthesis of today's arts.

The entrance area features a carved solid oak console, specially crafted by the young designer Ateljé Loupchat, to invite nature inside.

A masterpiece of the alpine chalet, the large living room is lined with huge bay windows that open onto the mountain and features a fireplace carved from approximately 7 tons of Mont Blanc granite stone. It also features the Prieuré floor lamp in solid oak from Maison Henry Jacques Le Même, the first of a limited series of 30, created from the archives of architect Henry Jacques Le Même.

Joséphine Fossey called on cabinetmaker Sylvain Perrier from Savoy, to create the impressive lacquered wood table of the dining room, inspired by the work of Charlotte Perriand. Wood scraps from his workshop were also recycled to create small geometric and modernist sculptures, nestled under the dining room roof.

Joséphine Fossey designed the interior with an emphasis on detail as well as overall coherence. Each element of the living room's impressive library of art books, novels and biographies follow the guiding principles of adventure, architecture, relationship with nature and introspection related to the unique mountain environment.

Photography: ©Alice Mesguich

Previously featured on TDC, take a look at the first residence in the Iconic House collection L'Etoile des Baux by Joséphine Fossey Office here. 

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