Solvay Mansion

Price on request

This Art Nouveau masterpiece was designed in 1895 and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Almost miraculously, most of its interior decoration has been preserved.

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This house, commissioned by Armand, the son of the industrial magnate Ernest Solvay, is the most comprehensive of Victor Horta’s designs for private mansions. He designed every tiny detail in this vast building to create an exceptional and unique living space for his client. The dynamic lines of each piece of furniture or light fitting and of the overall decorative scheme find their principal inspiration in nature. Horta shows his mastery of flooding the centre of the building with soft, enveloping daylight. He creates a series of worlds, playing with colours and materials, and he commissioned works from his artist friends, including Théo Van Rysselberghe, whose paintings transport us to his imaginary garden.

Guided visits of Victor Horta’s Solvay Mansion can be organized upon request for private groups all year long. The entrance fee is €850 (maximum 22 people per group).