Classic design pieces and furniture mean Le 1550 chalet feels more like a Modernist art gallery than a classic alpine holiday home.
The Courchevel holiday home is the brainchild of interior designer Joséphine Fossey, who collaborated with architecture firm Atelier Giffon to create a space that’s filled with the clean lines and geometric patterns of Modernism.
Le 1550’s atmosphere is not quite what you’d expect from a traditional chalet, although its wood-lined rooms and mountain views conform to some of those preconceptions. Fossey has brought in a wealth of rare design pieces, including vintage objects and bespoke items – many of which are clearly hand-crafted.
Textiles and upholstery add flashes of colour to the chalet, as do unexpected moments of pattern – including ceiling beams painted in maroon and white checks. The living room is perhaps the home’s most impressive space, thanks to the views and the seven-tonne boulder that supports the fireplace.
Le 1550 is based in Courchevel’s Les Brigues and offers seven bedrooms, as well as an indoor pool, spa, cinema and playroom with a yurt and climbing wall. It can be booked directly via Iconic House, with price on request.