FOUNDATION FRISON HORTA

Restoration, Preservation, Sharing.

Founder Nupur Tron

Foundation Frison Horta is an organic, living bridge between the East and the West aiming to revive heritage, culture and fine craftsmanship of a „by-gone era“ through restoration, preservation and sharing which is also the philosophy of the foundation. Open to the public for the first time in history since 1894; a discovery of a hidden jewel. 

The recent complete cestoration of the winter garden is a historic moment which stands as an extraordinary example of a time capsule of Horta with its original furniture and decorative art, making it a living museum, connecting the past to the future and waking up this sleeping beauty, a renaissance.

MAISON FRISON

Foundation Frison Horta sits in the middle of Rue Lebeau which skirts on a neo-renaissance and neo-gothic mansions all around it, looking like a neo-renaissance turret. It is a house of nature & light with flora & fauna engulfing the whole house. We are a cultural institution and centre for art, a living museum, an organic and alive cultural platform conveying the heritage-tale of Brussels to a global audience. It is a historical landmark which showcases the work of Horta with original furniture, art decorative, murals and frescos, making it lively as a time capsule bringing back the soul of Horta in full-form through an artistic dialogue with multidisciplinary institutions and museums. The house is seven meters wide, twenty-two meters deep and about twenty meters high with a monumental staircase leading to the seven floors.

The staircase, usually considered a subsidiary element is the focal point. gleaming and hypnotic taking half the area of the house and representing the triumphs of Horta’s cardinal principles. The absolute unity of structure and decor is just as heretical with employment of such ‘unsuitable‘ materials as concrete and iron to set off marble, stain glass and precious hardwood. Iron metamorphosed form work-horse into butterfly pilasters and railings the gilded metal as delicate as filigree twisted gaily into configurations of the famous curves and counter curve. swirling, interpenetrating spaces lightening transparently with a huge central skylight and elegant little sconces. the furnishing are doubly related echoing not only to each other but to the fundamental composition of the house itself and its ornamentation. Flooring is in mosaic embracing the whole staircase with frescos, typically Horta. 

WHAT WE DO

Foundation Frison Horta is a non-profit foundation created in January 2018 under Belgian Law.

We promote heritage, performing arts and arts & crafts providing instrument and platform for connecting networks and opening trade and commerce between East and West through various cultural and heritage events under restoration, preservation and sharing, with various multidisciplinary institutes and cultural bodies under the message of promoting Culture, Diversity and Peace.

We are solicited by all the major cultural institutions and museums like La Monnaie, Horta Museum, Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Bozar, Musée Cinquantenaire, to name a few.

Our service contributes to various academic institutions in education, communication, audience engagement, welcoming private partners and sponsors spreading the message of culture and artisana through various sustainable craftsmen-ship with workshops, expositions and seminars.

VENUE PARTNERSHIP

Every form of cultural partnership can be adapted to one’s request. We strive to provide necessary spaces-venues with custom made to measure requirements doing events with major cultural and academic institutions, brands, companies and financial institutions across europe with important european database under art & culture to promote heritage and tourism. 

Foundation Frison Horta

37 Rue Lebeau, Sablon
1000 Brussels

 

GUIDED VISIT

By appointment only

Opening Hours: 

9:30am – 5:30pm 

(Monday-Saturday) 

Entry Fee: €25 

(€15 Visit + €10 Exposition)

 

DONATIONS

For Donations, contact us via email or visit our website

www.foundation-frison-horta.be

contact@foundation-frison-horta.be

nupur@nupurconsulting.com