Gallerist Libby Seller’s 18th century apartment in the heart of Paris’ Marais district has been transformed into a contemporary design haven.
Since the early 1990s, Los Angeles–based artist Uta Barth has examined photographic and visual perception—how the human eye sees differently from the camera lens and how the incidental and atmospheric can become subject matter in and of themselves. That is to say, she is perhaps less interested in where the camera is pointing than the act of looking through the lens in the first place.
The SAS House, built for the Scandinavian Airlines System in Copenhagen in 1960, is often considered Arne Jacobsen’s masterwork. A synthesis of abstraction and naturalism joining domesticity and industry, the SAS building combined the modern, high-rise, luxurious hotel and an airline terminal in a way that had never been seen before. 50 years on and the SAS House is now the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and has been completely redeveloped. Only room 606 has been carefully preserved and remains identical to Jacobsen’s original commission. The room can be seen as a microcosm, a condensed version of the whole building itself - and a tool for tracing the underlying themes of Jacobsen’s career.
This 40sqm apartment in Paris was renovated by interior architect Charlotte Vauvillier.