Ronan Bouroullec creates pared-back furnishings for 17th-century chapel in Brittany

Following the wildfires that ravaged Brittany‘s Arrée mountains last summer, French designer Ronan Bouroullec has reimagined the interior of the region’s historic Chapelle Saint-Michel de Brasparts as part of a full restoration.

Originally built at the end of the 17th century, the chapel is a modest building without lighting or electricity, perched on top of a prominent hill that rises above the surrounding moorland.

Chappelle Saint-Michel de Brasparts has undergone a full restoration

Breton businessman François Pinault, founder of luxury group Kering, financed the chapel’s restoration after it was damaged during the wildfires, patching up its metre-thick stone walls, rammed-earth floors and the exposed oak frame supporting the slate roof.

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