Historic Inspiration : La Maison De Verre

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1932, Paris ––– With the dawn of the industrial revolution, minimalism in design began to grow in popularity as a stark contrast to traditional Parisian architecture. Annie Dalsace, an Avant Garde art collector, asked her close friend Pierre Chareau to design her a house unlike any other. His collaboration with fellow architect Bernard Bijoet and metalworker Louis Dalbet would result in La Maison De Verre (House of Glass).
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A frosted glass wall floods the main living area with light while keeping out the bustle of Paris.
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Photography by Francois Halard
The stark juxtaposition of industrial elements with traditional home décor create a surprisingly timeless interior. Custom designed fabric and embroidery add color and texture to the exposed steel structure.
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Moveable mesh screens create separation without blocking natural light.
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La Maison De Verre is a remarkable home designed with careful attention to detail and craftsmanship. Nearly one hundred years later is still serves as design inspiration.
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