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Commune Graulhet 81300 Tarn - midi Pyrénées

Documents Philippe et charles sajous - 1932
Documents Yves Sajous Architecte - Presented par B Bodachar 1931
Documents Yves Sajous Architecte


Stairs made in solid oak, with a strong designed handrail , decorated with elegant and beautifully sculpted elements ; a lot of space upstairs. On the empty side of the stairs, a stained glass-window in engraved glass, framed by the hall paneling, lets the warm and golden light coming through.

" LA CONSTRUCTION MODERNE "
Weekly review of Architecture
26 April 1931 - N°30 - 46° Year
Documents M.Christ Sajous Clause

Magazine "ARQUITETURA e URBANISMO" n° 1, January / fevrier 1938, Published By
l"Institute of the Architects of Brazil" Documents Jorge Rubies


For the building and the ornamentation of this house, the architects had to take into account the place where it had to be built and the personality of the owner: a single, wealthy industrial manager. The building had to express “seriousness and vigor”. The tough simplicity of its façade is due to the clever choice for the materials ; on the one hand, the red-brown color of the squared-ends tiles ; and on the other hand, the golden ochre-coloured façades, highlighted by the grey-green colour of the woodworks.

The entrance porch in Tavel marble (leading to two reception rooms) together with the terrace bring both an elegant touch to the whole building. Two wrought-iron doors covered with a brown patina and golden scumbles lead to the hall. On the northern façade, the terrace overlooking the garden and a beautiful ornamental fountain, whose main element, a faun head, made in bronze with a golden patina, is Gabriel RISPAL’s work.


BUILDING DECORATION FURNISHING

By the architects Henri SAJOUS et Charles HEBRARD

Drawings and models of all the furniture, wrought iron, carpets…were entirely designed by Henri SAJOUS and Charles HEBRARD. The carrying out was given to famous specialists, among them RHULMANN and BRANDT.

Entrance Hall – Floor in clear grey-coloured marble ;  varnished burr- walnut wood panels, whose joints are hidden by golden-brass beadings.Comfortable armchairs in leather ; grey and beige -colored carpet, in harmony with the marble floor ; bright ceilings in molded and frosted Lalique glass. Two picture windows link the hall with the dining-smoking room and with the office.

" refined sense of the material, of its capabilities and its requirements "

Dining-room and smoking-room
Large dimensioned room, divided in 2 by a wrought-iron gate ; walls covered with grey, silver and red Damas fabrics.
Oak wooden floor with lovely diamond-shaped designs, ash-grey carpets stained with red, large table in Rio rosewood, elegantely curved- chairs, frame covered with Damas fabrics ; furniture for silverware with a mirror in the background ; wrought-iron sideboard ; Lalique lusters.

  

Bronze bust by Gabriel Rispal

Smoking Room
Wrought-iron gate covered with a golden coloured-patina, small table in Brazilian rosewood, armchairs covered with red “maroquin” leather, with Brazilian rose wooden-armrests. Oak flooring, fireplace in Caroline marble ; ornamental panels painted by A.RAYNOLT, named “fantaisie allégorique” (allegorical fantasy).

 

Desk / Study
Walnut furniture covered with grey woolen velvet, walls covered with a green silk damas ; fireplace in Portor marble framed by burr-walnut panels.
Low-relief in golden bronze from Gabriel RISPAL : “l’allégorie de l’abondance” (allegory of abundance)

Winter and summer bedrooms, covered with grey, silver, mauve fabrics, hand-made woolen carpets, soft colors over the grey fitted carpets ; Christ by Gabriel RISPAL ; dressing table made in Hungarian ash wood ; satin curtains, bathrooms.



Henri SAJOUS and Charles HEBRAD showed an extremely skillful and judicious art ; even in  the minor details of their works, they relentlessly made efforts to bring ornamental opportunities to the edge of their limits, without departing from rationality rules. They made a completed work, leaving nothing to chance.

B.Bordachar