Maison Picassiette: House Covered with Broken China - Hozobo

Maison Picassiette: House Covered with Broken China

La Maison Picassiette is an architecture made up of broken pottery and glass mixed in cement in Chartres, France. During 1930s, a man named Raymond Isidore (1900- 1964), who worked as a roadmaker and a sweeper of cement, built the house by himself. The construction took place between 1930 and 1938, and Isidore spent the rest of his time for decorationg the house and the garden with frescoes and mosaics.

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Accoreding to the stroy, Isidore took his inspiration from colorful pieces of broken china and glass that he coincidentally came across. So, he picked those pieces and piled them up which, in fact, game him the nickname “Picassiette” (Pique means steal and assiette means plate). After the construction of Maison Picassiette, he decorated the house inside and outside with these peaces. He even ornamented the furnitures.

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