cf. Rob Mallet-Stevens: Architecte, 1980, pp. 323-336, architectural renderings, façade, aerial, and interior views of this commission illustrated.
See also: Jean-François Pinchon, ed. Rob. Mallet Stevens: Architecture, Furniture, Interior Design, 1990, pp. 40-45 for a discussion and illustrations of Villa Cavrois.
Influenced most notably by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Josef Hoffmann, and Cubism, the French architect and designer Mallet-Stevens is perhaps best known for his severely geometric and intricately planed structures, and minimalist furniture. His design endeavors of the 1920s, considered ultra-modern and even shocking at the time, included the Alfa Romeo showroom in Paris, film sets for L'Inhumaine, Le Vertige, and Le Secret de Rosette Lambert, private residences, the casino at St. Jean-de-Luz and the Café du Brésil. Before being selected to execute five pavilions at the 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Mallet-Stevens built the Villa Cavrois. Devoid of any superfluous decoration, it is the only commission for which he designed all of the furniture.