Le Mas de la Chapelle Saint Sixte is a Provençal farmhouse of exceptional authenticity with a series of vaulted rooms that encapsulate 850 years of history. It was rumoured to have been slept in by Pope Clement VI. Le Mas is located in Eygalières, a village nestled below the peaks of the Alpilles in a landscape of vineyards and olive groves.
When the owners were selling the property they decided to self publish a book that would portrait its distinguished character, its history and the beauty of the region. This linen bound book became a keepsake for the owners as well as sales tool and even brought Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to consider buying it (it, however, came with development limitations and code restrictions).
I provided art direction and designed the book, while coordinating the project working between the client in France, the writer in the US, the photographer in London, the printer, the calligrapher and the book binder in Germany.
Calligraphy by Peter Unbehauen
Photos: ©Sylvain Deleu