Leïla Chouikh
design industriel

polychromie tableware

While a student at ECAL, I had the chance to be invited to create objects for an exhibition in the Appartement 50, a listed apartment of the Cité Radieuse in Marseille. La Cité Radieuse was conceived by the Swiss architect le Corbusier after the Second World War. One of the known inspiration for his building concept is the interplay of public and private spaces of sea liners.

Also taking inspiration from sea liners, I worked on a series of tableware with elements reminiscing of the branded tableware typical of those magnificent ships such as the Normandie, on which le Corbusier travelled frequently.

I worked extensively on the colour of the plates to represent its importance in the design of le Corbusier and his theory of polychromie. I developed a palette that is as close as possible to the basic colours of the Cité Radieuse, which was used to liven up the balconies of the building. 

Project realized at ÉCAL / 2015

Assiettes 10.jpg
Assiettes 04.jpg
 Photo credit ÉCAL / Michel Bonvin

Photo credit ÉCAL / Michel Bonvin

CF022213.jpg
 Photo credit ÉCAL / Michel Bonvin

Photo credit ÉCAL / Michel Bonvin

the colours of the facade of the Cité Radieuse in Marseille

the colours of the facade of the Cité Radieuse in Marseille

Couleur fondamentales .png
Drawing on plate.jpg
pattern research - how to represent the building

pattern research - how to represent the building

00 Plate with logo small 10.jpg
mock-up & ceramic production

mock-up & ceramic production

IMG_2062.JPG
IMG_2430.JPG
IMG_2432.JPG