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Jean-Pierre Raynaud’s House

Jean-Pierre Raynaud is a French artist who is most famous for his project at La Maison in La Celle-Saint-Cloud in Paris. In 1969, he began to build a house with an interior composed almost entirely of white tiles, evenly spaced out, with black grout joints. Five years later, his house was open to the public. Unfortunately, in 1988, Raynaud entered into self-imposed “wilderness” and the house was closed and subsequently demolished in 1993. The fragments of Raynaud’s house have since been exhibited in various installations since.

Campaign style hardware on a contrasting blue-grey island, white subway tile with dark grout, black casement windows, boarded ceiling, and a black and brass Hicks pendant combine wonderfully in this personality-filled kitchen.