Today, Villa Noailles, located in Hyeres, South of France, is the heart of events of 4 main art industries: design, photography, architecture, and fashion. Almost hundred years ago, in 1923, artists’ mecca has seen the world. The Noailles couple, which was very into arts, wanted a small and interesting house to live in, which would be also open to their friends and artists. Their imagined house was the first modernist house built in France.
I had an amazing opportunity to visit it and explore this modernist gem. The house is on the very top of the Hyeres hill, giving a spectacular panorama to the city and the Mediterranean sea.
The Noailles couple was supporting all kinds of artists. When the villa had been built, there were lots of movies filmed in it. They used to invite even Picasso and other artists to their parties.
Here’s the view on the way to the villa Noailles:
Gorgeous Southern flora:
Between the wars architecture may look boring and brutalist nowadays but at that time, in 1923, it was the first modern building in France. Even more difficult to build, there were no qualified French workers who knew how to build concrete homes. Only because of that, the house has been built of bricks, and not of concrete.
The inside of the Villa Noailles impresses with the very minimal approach, with almost no decor, only the most important functional details appear. Very monochromatic design, which is very trendy these years! Remembering Milan Design Week 2018, I can compare that some colour schemes are similar to today’s’ trends. Pinks, neutrals, brass details, Scandinavian approach, concrete floors, pink walls and quality design furniture. Even light fixture in the kitchen is similar to what I used in Drills&Hollywood project.
A very original light fixture made of mirror, don’t you think?
By the way, all the clocks in this villa are connected to the central system. Awesome, right?
Wild backyard, typical Provence style. Olive trees, local stone walls, lots of sun and beautiful panorama:
And finally, a beautiful green area with lounge chairs and a breathtaking view to the city:
What I loved the most it was the villa visitors’ bathroom! Curious how does it look like? Head to my Instagram stories highlights!
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