Kitchen stories: Cuisine Atelier Le Corbusier, type 1

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Journal Article


Bechthold, Tim; Reischl, Julia;


Studies in Conservation, Volume 57, Number S1, p.27-35 (2012)


A built-in kitchen unit from the Unité d'Habitation, Marseilles, France, Cuisine Atelier Le Corbusier, type 1, designed by Charlotte Perriand in cooperation with the Atelier Le Corbusier, is described. A total of 321 apartments of the Unité were furnished with this kitchen. In order to define an effective treatment plan and to acknowledge the importance of this kitchen, extensive research was essential. The analytical results, the decision-making process, and the ongoing conservation treatment of the kitchen unit now in the collection of Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, are presented.