Modern Maharajah, a patron of the 1930's

Modern Maharajah, a patron of the 1930's

The astounding life of the Maharaja of Indore is the latest exhibition at the Musée des arts décoratifs. This Indian prince had the most important of private collections of Modernist furniture and decorative arts in the world through his extraordinary passion for the avant-garde.

The maharaja was a key figure within the international elite during the 1920s and 1930s as a visionary and patron of the arts. He embraced the European Modernist movement and used new architectural techniques to build his palace in India. Pieces of Modernist icons such as Louis Sognot and Charlotte Alix, Jean Puiforcat, Eileen Gray and Le Corbusier filled his palace.

The the Maharaja of Indore and his pioneering and innovate taste lead to artistic exchanges between Europe and India . Over 500 pieces are presented for the first time in the Central Hall of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs alongside never-before-seen archival materials that document the legacy of the Maharaja and Maharani of Indore.

From 26th September 2019 to 12th January, 2020 at Musée des Arts Décoratifs