The discerning traveller needs no excuse to visit Château La Coste in the south of France, but a unique experience fusing art and architecture is an enticing added incentive. From Monday October 1, the Provençal winery, museum and boutique bolthole will collaborate with Galerie Patrick Seguin Paris to offer guests the unique experience of booking into a prefabricated house designed by midcentury master Jean Prouvé, which has been adapted for modern use by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers.
The 6x6 Prouvé house –a passion project of gallerist Patrick Seguin that was realised by Rogers in 2015 –is on display at Villa La Coste’s Renzo Piano-designed art gallery. Now, guests will not only be able to marvel at the piece but stay in it (from €2,000 per night) throughout 2019. Prouvé designed the spare, functional Demountable House in 1944 for victims of the second world war left homeless in France’s Lorraine region, but with careful adaptation that preserves the integrity of the original structure, it has become chic accommodation – complete with furnishings and art from Patrick Seguin’s impressive personal collection.
Guests will be in good company during their stay, as Château La Coste hosts a world-class art collection featuring works by Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder and Ai Wei Wei.