Aquatic Life - Most Unusual Location Spotted This Week - 04/07/1
I spotted this unusual location in World of Interiors Magazine this month - the owner Pierre-Gilles Chaussonnet was once an avid reader of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea and former naval commando, he has transformed his Marseilles warehouse into a living fantasy. A unique space that is part submarine, part studio and show space for his ‘machine sculptures.’ Pierre-Gilles Chaussonnet’s 400 sq m is not far from the sea and it’s location is reflected in the nautical gadgets and the interior's ambience, it is built on the ruins of a monastery that was brought to the ground during the Revolution. The props and metal equipment were discovered on the owner’s travels often found abandoned on the pavement or in rubbish dumps - almost all of them come from the pre 1950s industrial world. Now in his fifties - the owner Chaussonnet has not moved very far from the busy dreamer he was as a boy, he dreamt of one day creating an underwater laboratory or a flying machine - with this aquatic themed creation I don’t think he is far off making this dream a reality. Shot by photographer Bruno Suet.