Today, on my birthday, I would not write a project or a thought in contemporary architecture, but a masterpiece by a master of architecture, Villa Tugendhat, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
The villa, UNESCO proclaimed in 1994 has returned to its former glory, thanks to the restoration that has affected its interior, with a broad search on the original materials on famous pieces of furniture and design of the period, some designed directly from Mies for the villa.
The restoration included the reproduction of small items, such as locks and hinges, which are necessary for the recovery of the furniture and the use of materials and manufacturing techniques of the original, this effort has required a great effort because some materials, like leather tanned hand, and the parchment of woods from tropical and European elements are rare and hard to find.
The curved wall of Macassar ebony dining area has a particular history, disappeared in the 40s was found in a university cafeteria, where he served as rivestimento.Il panel was removed, restored and brought back in house.
To learn more:
Amosdesign – interior renovator, a company that worked on the project and research;
the Republic, Brno, Villa Tugendhat finds its former glory