Le Point

January 19, 2023

Dream of Perriand

Designed by the architect Charlotte Perriand in the 1970's, Arc 1600 is one of the resorts (with Flaine and Avoriaz) labeled as a 20th century heritage.

One of the successful illustrations of this architecture, which allows the landscape to invade the interior, is the legendary La Cachette hotel, which this year became a four-star, easy-to-live-in hotel. The Patriarche firm, which was entrusted with the renovation, was guided by the thoughts of this visionary woman: bring in nature and focus on functionality. All the rooms have exceptional views of the mountains and offer uncluttered comfort, with no frills.

The services are up to the standard of a four-star hotel with a spa, bar and restaurant with a chic and muffled atmosphere; conviviality is part of the DNA of all the spaces. The choice of furniture, materials and lifestyle carefully avoids the clichés of luxury, with a living room that merges with a coworking space open to the outside, pieces found at Selency next to Charlotte Perriand reissues, and natural fibers that "relax" the velvet. Are there other touches that make a difference? Yes, the "hiding places" and a carpet as a topographic and narrative map.

Le Point n°2633

January 19, 2023