FOUNDATION FRISON HORTA
RESTORATION. PRESERVATION. SHARING.
Foundation Frison Horta is an Active Cultural Bridge Between East & West Restoring, Preserving and Sustaining Rich Art & Craft of the By-Gone Era, in an Artistic Art-de-Vivre form. “Excellence in Craftsmanship and Métiers d’Art”. The Foundation Aims to Foster Greater Understanding and Appreciation of the Rich Heritage & Cultural Traditions of the East particularly of Indian Sub-continent In Europe and vice versa.
Founder: Nupur Tron
Heritage, Performing Arts and Arts & Crafts
Inspired by Art Nouveau, we promote Performing Arts, Heritage and Arts & Crafts providing Instrument and Platform for Connecting Networks and opening Trade & Commerce between East and West through various Cultural & Heritage events under Restoration, Preservation and Sharing, the Philosophy of the Foundation with various Multidisciplinary Institutes and Cultural Bodies under the message of Promoting Culture and Peace.
Cultural Institutions and Museums
We are Solicited by all the Major Cultural Institutions and Museums like La Monnaie, Horta Museum, Musée Royal des Beaux Arts, Musée du Cinquantenaire, Bozar, Flagey to name a few.
We do Events with Major Cultural Institutions, Corporations and Banks Across Europe to help you build your Client’s Portfolio with Important European Database under Art and Culture and Promoting Heritage Cultural Tourism.
We contribute to various Academic Institutions in Education, Performing Arts, Communication, Audience Engagement, welcoming Private Partners and Sponsors spreading the message of Culture and Artisana through various Sustainable Craftsmen-ship with Expositions, Workshops and Conferences.
We are a Non-Profit Foundation created under Belgian Law advocating for every Art-form in the Domain of Art de Vivre and Métiers d’Art.
We strive to Provide Unique Cultural and Heritage Experience within the space venues with Custom Made to Measure Requirements creating a memorable moment.
Each Form of Partnership is Adapted to Custom Request making every Partnership Unique and Historic.
What We Do
CENTRE FOR ART
Built In 1894
Foundation Frison Horta sits in the Middle of Rue Lebeau which skirts 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 Skies with Seven Floors.
The Staircase, usually considered a subsidiary element is the focal point. Gleaming and Hypnotic taking half the area of 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.
"A House should not Merely be a Reflection of its Owner’s life but should itself Represent Portrait of him.” -Victor Horta