Vacation Home Noailles Turns 100 With an Artistic Remodelling Courtesy Pierre Yovanovitch

With Les Nuits d’été, AD100 designer Pierre Yovanovitch was welcomed to work his magic on the Vacation home Noailles, the summer season house of art customers Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, who, in 1923, tasked French designer Robert Mallet-Stevens to create the modernist escape within the hills of Hyères, in southeastern France.

In honor of the centennial event, Yovanovitch chose to technique the commission as if it had actually occurred today. “I envisioned what life may be like for Charles and Marie-Laure today in this house, states the designer. In making them feel everlasting, Yovanovitch commemorates the impact of these 2 terrific characters on the cultural and creative history of the 20th century, focusing in specific on Marie-Laure. “[She] was a client of the arts and a collector par quality, creating affinities with Cocteau, Dalí, Ernst, and Picasso, all significant artists whom she supported throughout their professions,” he includes.

Pierre Yovanovitch

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In addition to incorporating pieces from the duo’s individual archives, Yovanovitch pulls furnishings, things, and works of his own taste that are emblematic of the 20th century and beyond. “By reimagining the Noailles couple’s initial house– and developing a fictional discussion in between them– like a story of daily scenes informed to visitors, we intend to bring varied creative impacts to life and take the general public into the intimacy of this visionary couple.”

At the entryway to each space, placards provide quick, albeit abundant epistolary exchanges in between the twosome, warming visitors into an intimacy not lacking humor. The vacation home’s initial design, scrupulously appreciated by the owners, has actually been protected, assisting to highlight the modernity of the Noailles household and Mallet-Stevens– though not without considering the advancement of Marie Laure’s tastes throughout the years.

The remodelling trips visitors through the Vacation home Noailles entryway to the reading space, through the dining-room to Marie-Laure’s boudoir, from Charles’s research study to the living-room, and through the dressing space and the main bed room. Furnishings and masterpieces from the early 20th century coalesce with Yovanovitch’s modern pieces, as do photo pictures of Marie-Laure by Guy Ray; sculptures by Alberto Giacometti; and furnishings by Pierre Chareau, Gilbert Poillerat, and Serge Roche.

On walls sprinkled with dirty pink, mustard yellow, and peacock blue, Yovanovitch designs works by artists Miquel Barcelo, Francesco Clemente, César, Bernard Buffet, Alicja Kwade, Josef Albers, Matthieu Cossé, and Xie Lei. Other notables consist of a picture of Marie-Laure commissioned for the event from Giulia Andreani, and an in-situ intervention by Alexandre Rochegaussen in the viscountess’s bed room. Together, the assemblage commemorates both the history of the location and the significant impact of the Noailles household on the planet of 20th-century art and style.

Listed below, take pleasure in a peek inside Pierre Yovanovitch: Les Nuits d’été, which is on view at Vacation home Noailles up until January 14, 2024.

Living space, part of Pierre Yovanovitch: Les Nuits d’été at Vacation Home Noailles.

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