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Fashion designer Pierre Cardin’s has put his space-age Palais Bulles property – the recent backdrop to Dior’s Cruise 2016 show – up for sale.

The ‘Bubble Palace’, built in 1989, comprises 26 curved pods, clustered around a garden and swimming pool overlooking the bay of Cannes.

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Cardin bought the seaside property, designed by the late architect Antti Lovag in 1992 and labelled it his ‘little corner of paradise’ – although he mainly rented the place out as a holiday home and event space.

Lovag eschewed sharp right angles for curving forms when designing the 15-bedroom, 13,000 sq ft property. Its spheres were built from lightweight mesh and rods, reinforced with concrete.

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Credit: Dior

The result is ‘a form of architecture you cannot connect to another’, according to Dior creative director Raf Simons. ‘It is more human than rational – individual and playful.’

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The Dior Cruise 2016 show. Credit: Dior

Palais Bulles also comes equipped with its own outdoor amphitheatre.

The price of the property is available on request via listing agent Charles-Henri de La Grandière, who is selling another of Cardin’s properties in the same area of Théole-sur-Mer.

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