Chalet chic interiors are timeless in their appeal, and never more so than in one of the world’s most luxurious ski resorts, Courchevel. Morpheus London, the leading design house, have a penchant for projects in the world’s most enviable locations including the French Alps favorite Courchevel. Known for designing some of the most luxurious commercial and residential properties in the world their passion for design excellence and impeccable attention to detail is their signature. They share one of their favorite projects, located in glamorous Courchevel and demonstrating the ultimate in chalet chic interiors, with The LuxPad below…
Project Name: Six Senses Residences Courchevel
Floor Area: The apartments range in size from 70-260m2
Project Time Taken: 6 months
Completion of Project: January 2017
Six Senses Residences Courchevel is the renowned hotel & spa group’s first residential project in Europe which features a collection of stunning apartments and a Six Senses Spa.
Following the successful completion of a show penthouse and several private commissions at Six Senses Residences Courchevel since its launch, Morpheus was commissioned by Six Senses to design the interior furnishings of a further 21 apartments. In addition to the residential elements, Morpheus London designed the Private Residents’ Club Lounge at the centre of the development which provides a social retreat featuring relaxation areas with chalet chic interiors, complemented by a unique food and bar service away from the slopes.
Six Senses’ values are based on a strong platform of sustainability in construction, materials used and community impact. It was essential that Morpheus both understood and shared these values and that this ethical approach was reflected in the design and throughout the planning and material selection.
Creation / planning process
Morpheus London completed the initial show apartment and a selection of private client commissions in early 2016. We were then appointed to design an additional 21 apartments and Club Lounge in June 2016.
Inspiration from the surrounding alpine landscape and environment was instrumental in defining the concept design of the apartments. Natural and sustainable materials including roughhewn timbers, sustainable leather, natural wools and linens were incorporated into the chalet chic interiors scheme, alongside a color palette inspired by earth and forest hues. As the freehold apartments are likely to be used all year round, not just through the ski season, we drew inspiration from the colors of the mountains throughout the changing seasons.
As on all of our interior design projects, Morpheus designed a number of bespoke items of furniture for the apartments and Club Lounge. The landscape and environment was significant in shaping the form and materials that made up the interiors of the apartments. Two key bespoke pieces of furniture include the bespoke dining table and chandelier that hangs above it; both designed not only to be in synergy with the scenery outside, but also with each other.
How it went?
The project was a great success, completing on schedule. Given the complexity of delivering and installing a major project in the Alps, our logistics and management was lauded by the client, especially given the integration and coordination required with the onsite teams and working around an occupied development. Design Associate Anna Czarnowska was very proud of the end result as it exceeded the desired look and feel; cosy but still luxurious.
Favourite room / part of the project and why?
The Club Lounge is Design Associate Anna’s favourite room as it embodies the essence of the design scheme in a common area where all of the residents can gather together and enjoy the space.
Anna’s favourite design feature is the laser cut mountain silhouette of Courchevel on one whole wall in the dining area within the Club Lounge, with a full size photographic artwork of the same view, commissioned by Morpheus, incorporated on the neighbouring wall. When standing in the dining room the same breathtaking mountain view can be seen reflected in the laser cut silhouette, the photography and out of the window. The effect is visually striking and serves to further connect and resonate the interiors with the outside scenery.
The chairs in the Club Lounge were also bespoke designed, inspired by chair lifts form the slopes, further enhancing the fluidity between the interiors and the surrounding alpine landscape.
Any issues / problems you had to overcome during the project?
Working in an alpine environment was difficult due to the weather conditions! Installing 21 apartments through the swirling snow was certainly a challenge! The install team consisted of 3 members of the Morpheus design team and a further 6 people from the logistics team. The whole installation was completed across 2 choreographed trips each taking 2 weeks which we were very pleased with!