The Horta Museum (Musée Horta) is dedicated to the renowned Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta (1861-1947). The museum is located in Horta’s former private residence and studio, built between 1898 and 1901 in Saint-Gilles, Brussels. The two buildings reflect Art Nouveau at its height, retaining the original interior decoration designed by Victor Horta. Visitors can admire all the fine details of craftsmanship from the stained glass sky light to the woven copper and steel knots.
The pieces of furniture and art objects on display were designed by Horta and his contemporaries. Admire Horta’s choice of warm woods and the curvilinear shapes inspired by nature, Celtic and Oriental cultures, found in the tables, chairs, candelabras, lamps, door handles, and wardrobes. Horta’s drawing workshop in his studio has recently opened its doors to the public, giving a unique glimpse behind the scenes. The museum also organises temporary exhibitions, with a current exhibition uncovering the creative processes of artists and architects active at the close of the 19th century.