Photographer's Note

View of Multi-colour, Art Nouveau stained glass windows can be admired in the staircase in Villa Kindermann.

This is the most beautiful in Poland Art Nouveau villa built in 1903 for Leopold Kindermann according to Gustaw Landau-Gutenteger’s design.
The building has assymetrical and irregular shape enriched by numerous ornaments and decorations. Each window, according to Art Nouveau architectural rules, has different shape, whereas unique floral and organic ornaments have symbolical meaning presenting fauna and flora typical to Polish temperate climate such as cheesnut trees, squirrels or poppy flowers to name just a few. The main portal includes two pillars in the form of apple tree trunks which are also a symbol of Polish agriculture. The interior includes original staircase, ceiling decorations with stuccoworks, doors as well as wonderful stained-glass windows presenting Montreux landscape, all in Art Nouveau style, so that it gives a real character of total Secession artwork.

Between 2011 – 2013 the building has been carefully restored and was again opened to the public in June 2014. As the recognition of its perfect renovation process as well as general historical and architectural values, in December 2015 Villa has became a member of exclusive Iconic Houses Network.

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Additional Photos by Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5609 W: 2 N: 11076] (52110)
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