Christian Astuguevieille, described by the New York Times as a "polymath" and "occupational dabbler," has spent time as artistic director at fashion and fragrance houses, as a sculptor, a furniture designer, and as an artist, wrapping household objects with boldly-colored rope. Though he spends much of his time in Paris, Astuguevieille maintains a house in Bayonne, France as what can only be described as an intentionally impractical workspace. The 13-room house lies around the corner from another he keeps in this Basque country town and as such is, as the NYT describes it, "a house that in no obvious way is arranged for comfort or for the intrusions of guests." Check out more photos of this odd but beautiful space over at T magazine.
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