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).
A frosted glass wall floods the main living area with light while keeping out the bustle of Paris.
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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