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1930s, France, Merchandise, Modernist

Build Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye modernist house – out of cardboard

Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye modernist house
Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye modernist house

We are conscious that many of you (just like ourselves) cannot afford your very own modernist home. So how about creating your own in miniature? In fact, you can create Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye modernist house out of cardboard.

Yes, just buy the kit and this iconic 1930s house, which you’ll find in full size in Poissy, on the outskirts of France, could be in your home. Obviously you’ll have to make it though.

A company called Paper Landmarks sells kits of various iconic builds, including this one, which are made out of a stiff cardboard. You just buy the pre-cut or printed sets (the latter needing cutting) and follow the instructions and you’ll have your very own modernist home to enjoy everyday. But for a fraction of the price of the original. That’s unlikely to ever come onto the market, as it’s a listed building in France.

Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye modernist house
Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye modernist house

If you want one, they sell for $25 / $39 online – or you can pick up the kits in the UK via the Barbican Art Gallery or Bookends in London. See the maker’s site for a full list of retailers.

Find out more at the Paper Landmarks website

Note that you can also buy a built model via Etsy.