FOUNDATION FRISON HORTA
The Foundation Maison Frison Horta functions as a platform for exchange of cultural and artistic projects between India and Eastern/Western Europe. It’s a cultural melting pot preserving, restoring and sharing the history and heritage of Art Nouveau.
It fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of the rich cultural traditions of India in Europe and vice versa. The foundation is a unique platform for promoting history and the story of the City of Brussels bridging multidisciplinary cultures and institutions of the East and West.
This Art Nouveau-style house was designed by Victor Horta and built in 1894-5 for his friend, the lawyer Frison. Come and admire the unmistakeable touches of the Master, including a glazed passageway that allows daylight to penetrate the heart of the building. The building’s new owner has embarked on a major restoration to restore it to its original glory.
Foundation Frison Horta is an Organic, Living Bridge between the East and the West Aiming to Revive Heritage, Culture and Fine Craftsmanship of a “By-Gone Era” through Restoration, Preservation and Sharing which is also the Philosophy of the Foundation. Open to the public for the first time in History since 1894 a discovery of a Hidden Jewel. The recent Complete Restoration of the Winter Garden is a Historic Moment which stands as an Extraordinary Example of a Time Capsule of Horta with its Original Furniture and Art Decorative, Making it a Living Museum Connecting the Past to the Future and waking up this Sleeping Beauty, a Renaissance.
Restoration. Preservation. Sharing.
37 Rue Lebeau, Sablon / 1000 Brussels
For Donations, contact us via email.
Guided Visits by appointment only.