The inter-war finesse? You see it especially in the sophisticated contrasts between materials. Patinated brass vs opaline-glass lamps. Marble vs exotic rosewood, incorporated in the bar, table top and panelling. But the most modernist element is probably the chalk-white wall paint, typical of Bauhaus architecture’s ocean-liner style.
Still, Jadot did not get totally stuck in nostalgia. The kitchen and bathroom are distinctly contemporary statements with dandyish details. Cooking is done in a graphic composition of Statuario and Nosferato marble, hammered glass and steel. The bathroom is The Great Gatsby but in a 21st-century remix. Notice the hexagonal shower entrance in natural stone. And the cleverly placed mirrors that double the surface of the Calacatta marble walls, turning them into an open-book trompe-l’œil.
Natural stone is timeless. Just look at Jean Dunand’s luxury objects or Michel Polak’s Villa Empain (1930) and you will know exactly what we mean.