The end of the 19th century was one of the most important turning points in the history of Nancy with a phenomenal political and, social and economic. Nancy becomes an industrial and commercial capital in adapting to the significant influx of Alsatian and mosellanes people who refuse the German annexation.
Wealthy industrialists will be build, furnish and decorate houses modern and original in the Art Nouveau style of the time who will be the Ecole de Nancy whose considerable fame will quickly exceed the borders.
the commercial success of the Ecole de Nancy objects allow Louis Majorelle entrust wild Henri (1873-1932) the project of his villa in 1898.
The construction of the Majorelle House starts in 1902, It is immediately considered as one of the most significant achievements of the Ecole de Nancy , fruit of the collaboration between architect and industrialist of Art – meeting of the world of Creation and Production.
Its 4 facades are all different and each needs of light and the functions of the parts: the readability of the Interior plan is easy.
The lack of symmetry allows a freedom of style.
The floral theme dear to the Ecole de Nancy is present everywhere inside the outdoors.
Finally the Majorelle House is a fine example of a total and multidisciplinary Art that combines architecture (Henri Sauvage), furniture (Louis Majorette), stained glass windows (Jacques Gruber), ceramics (Henri Sauvage), sandstone (Alexandre Bigot) …
The Majorelle House is now the headquarters of the departmental Services of l’ Architecture and heritage, guided tours are possible on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 or 3: 45 p.m.. Reservation of tickets:
Booking at the museums Public Service 03 83 17 86 77 servicedespublics-museums @mairie - nancy.fr
Bidding continues in 2015 for jobs that restore the facades to their original appearance.