Biennale INTERIEUR 2016 : Villa Cavrois

Villa Cavrois, was designed by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, a prominent figure of the modernist school. It was built between 1929 and 1932, for Paul Cavrois, a textile industrialist, and his family. The Villa fell in to disrepair towards the later half of the 20th century but was then listed as a historical monument in 1990, and following it’s acquisition by the State in 2001, a huge restoration project began. The restoration was completed in 2015.  The modernist villa was organised around the large entry hall, with an east wing allocated to the parents, and the west wing forming the domain of the children and staff. The choice of materials and furniture symbolised the hierarchy of space. The gardens include a water mirror which extends the lines of the villa and magnifies the building.