Monday, April 22, 2013

Alvar Aalto's Maison Louis Carré 1956




Just outside Paris in Bazoches-sur-Guyonne is the only house Alvar Aalto built in Paris.  Built for art dealer and collector Louis Carre who was a friend of Aalto’s (although also  a friend of Corbusier which apparently caused considerable conflict) everything in the house save two items of furniture were designed by Aalto.  For those of us who greatly appreciate his works, seeing them in an interior designed especially for them vastly increased our appreciation for them.  Really worth the visit.

Alvar Aalto's Maison Louis Carré - Interior Views







Alvar Aalto's Maison Louis Carré - Lighting






Alvar Aalto's Maison Louis Carré - Furniture & Access





Alvar Aalto's Maison Louis Carré - Details