From September 26, 2019 to January 12, 2020, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris unveils a new exhibition entitled Moderne Maharajah, a patron of the 30s, which highlights the figure of the Maharajah of Indore.

This visionary personality of the European cultural milieu of the 1920s-1930s is the sponsor of the very first modern construction of his country: the Manik Bagh palace built in India between 1930 and 1933.

Entrance of the Manik Bagh Palace — around 1933 © Adagp, Paris, 2019.

The exhibition highlights the world of this mythical home which evokes the exchanges between Europe and India through the singular and fascinating personality of the young prince and his wife.

The nave of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs has a rich heritage of 500 pieces. Among them, there are creations of the most prominent designers of the European avant-garde such as Louis Sognot and Charlotte Alix, Jean Puiforcat, Eileen Gray or Le Corbusier.

Bernard Boutet de Monvel — S.A. Le Maharajah d’Indore (habit occidental), 1929 © Adagp, Paris, 2019.

Eckart Muthesius — Outdoor view of the Manik Bagh Palace reworked around 1933 © Adagp, Paris, 2019.

All you have to do is visit the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris to discover this unique heritage from September 26, 2019 to January 12, 2020.

Man Ray, Le Maharajah and his wife, around 1927 © Man Ray 2015 Trust / Adagp, Paris, 2019.