On 6 May, the 51st ENCATC Cultural Happy Hour proposed an exceptional evening at the beautiful Maison Frison designed by the Belgian architect Victor Horta in 1894. Not only is it the only Horta house in the historical city centre of Brussels, but it's the only Horta house that is lived in and a foundation - a living museum.
The Foundation Frison Horta is an active cultural bridge between east and west, restoring, preserving and sustaining rich-art and craft of the by-gone era, in an artistic art de vivre form.
Cultural Happy Hour guests were welcomed by the foundation’s owner and founder, Nupur Tron. She explained the foundation’s aims to foster greater understanding and appreciation of rich cultural heritage, Métiers d’Art and cultural traditions of the east, particularly of India in Europe and vice versa.
Due to which a wider audience becoming aware of restoration and preservation- the revival of Art Nouveau in its full-form, she stressed how important it is to save the handful of Horta’s rare architectural jewels remaining in Brussels. There is also the need to preserve the craftsmanship and know-how of the Belle époque and rich métiers des arts of a by-gone era.
Elegantly restored, one of the many highlights during the private tour with Ms. Tron was the Winter Garden along the tour was the recently restored winter garden, a masterpiece of Art Nouveau in Brussel