The colorful homes in Tirunamavalai, South India reminded us of the inspiration behind our Blockitecture Deco set.

"Each house is first and foremost the work of a family, responsible for the design of the plans and the wave of forms and colors of which it protects them. "It was me (and my wife / children) who chose them," answered my questions proudly and invariably. One of the most spectacular buildings I saw belonged to a Brahmin priest. Delighted that his house was photographed, he invited us to enter ceremoniously: the interior was a stupendous and kitschissime pile of altars covered with offerings, beds with glittering fabrics ... The computer was enthroned on a piece of furniture with asymmetrical shelves, painted with motifs in the purest vocabulary of the Memphis spirit: oblique geometries, cubes, peas, color organization ... No recoil from the mixture of genres: freedom, consumerism, conservatism, immediate adaptation to contributions from elsewhere, to possible experiments, willingness to display the material wealth of the family, immersion in the extreme colors of India. Perhaps the Hindu form of thought allows it especially to not have to choose between one era and another, and thus authorizes the craziest cohabitations. But while the multicolored facades of Tirunamavalai's houses are pure aesthetic provocation, their interior organization nevertheless responds to the traditional way of life of their owners, without any conflict. Perhaps the Hindu form of thought allows it especially not to have to choose between one era and another, and thus authorizes the craziest cohabitations. But while the multicolored facades of Tirunamavalai's houses are pure aesthetic provocation, their interior organization nevertheless responds to the traditional way of life of their owners, without any conflict. Perhaps the Hindu form of thought allows it especially not to have to choose between one era and another, and thus authorizes the craziest cohabitations. But while the multicolored facades of Tirunamavalai's houses are pure aesthetic provocation, their interior organization nevertheless responds to the traditional way of life of their owners, without any conflict."

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