Writer Alice Rawsthorn visits the incredible Art Deco Villa Noailles with summer installation by Bertjan Pot, and Le Corbusier, Perriand and Jean Prouvé's Unité d'Habitation Appt 50 revisited by Konstantin Grcic. When a flag bearing the Noailles family crest fluttered above Villa Noailles in the 1920s and 1930s, the house was renowned as one of the most luxurious homes in the south of France and an avant-garde haunt where Luis Buñuel, Alberto Giacometti and Igor Stravinsky had holidayed, and Man Ray had shot a surrealist film “Les Mystères du Château du Dé.” So why has that aristocratic insignia been replaced by the straggly, colorful contraption now flying from the flagpole?

It is a windsock made by the Dutch designer Bertjan Pot to celebrate an exhibition of his work in what were once the swimming pool and squash court of the house built by the Parisian art collectors Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles. Continues...

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