A once maligned purpose-built ski resort transforms into an industrial-chic skiing base

This article titled “A concrete plan: Flaine ski resort gets a modernist makeover” was written by Gemma Bowes, for The Guardian on Saturday 5th March 2016 07.00 UTC

Flicking through a back issue of Elle Deco recently, I came across a profile of the Hungarian modernist designer Marcel Breuer, a protege of the Bauhaus movement’s instigator, Walter Gropius, and later a teacher at the Bauhus school. Breuer, it said, was most famous for his “revolutionary, rectilinear tubular-steel furniture” and especially for a shiny “B3” armchair he designed, inspired by bicycle handlebars.

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