centre des monuments nationaux
Villa Cavrois, an architectural manifest by Robert Mallet-Stevens – a figure of the modernist school –, was built in Croix in the early 1930s for Paul Cravois, a textile industrialist from the North of France. Listed as a historical monument in 1990 and acquired by the French State in 2001, the villa was to the public on 13 June 2015, after a long restoration process.
For the occasion, our client – Centre des Monuments Nationaux –, wished to have a two-phase communication strategy. Emilie Vitali and I used the five modern movement rules on which is based the architecture of the house, where shapes define the space, to design a typographical architecture echoing the villa outlines.