Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace near Cannes is up for sale

18/03/2017
Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace near Cannes is up for sale
[Théoule-sur-Mer - Cannes] France
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Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace by Antti Lovag. Image courtesy of Tranio Overseas Property
Fashion designer Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulles / Bubble Palace, of approximately 1,200 sqm designed by the architect Antti Lovag, a complex of interconnected, terracotta-coloured domes on the French Riviera at Théoule-sur-Mer near Cannes, is up for sale.
Architect Antti Lovag designed this residence on the Theoule-sur-Mer cliffs with views of the Mediterranean, which was built between 1975 and 1989. Straight lines were anathema to architect and you will not find a single one in this complex construction. Designer Pierre Cardin purchased the home at auction in the early 1990s as a vacation home. He was drawn to the property - “Round shapes have always inspired me’’- and compared it to a woman’s body, saying “everything is absolutely sensual.’’ After all, Cardin did design the famous Bubble Dress in the 1950s.

This unique palace assembled by a bubble cluster, offers a panoramic lounge, a reception room and 10 suites decorated by contemporary artists. At the edge of the cliff is a 500-seat ampitheater overlooks the sea facing the bay of Cannes. The gardens, the water ponds and the swimming pool assemble over more than 8,500 sqm plot.

On the market with agent Tranio Overseas Property, it is priced at €350m, one of the highest asking prices ever for a European property. The listing price for the home was recently reduced from more than €400 million to €350 million.