In Mon Oncle, a 1958 film by Jacques Tati, the daring French parodist hangs his hat on old-fashioned European aesthetics. To illustrate the dangers of modern design, he gives us the Arpel family and their newfangled suburban home. There are no hat racks in the Villa Arpel foyer, of course, such common efficiencies having no place there. Rather, the hearth is given up for haute couture, and M. Hulot (Tati’s reliably antimodern hero) must clutch his signature bucket cap as This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-One Buy Now Related Stories Interiors Issue 46 Bush Modernism Rebuilding the legacy of desert architect Alistair Knox. Design Interiors Issue 44 Giancarlo Valle At work with Giancarlo Valle. Interiors Issue 43 Home Tour: Rose Uniacke An elegant palazzo—in Pimlico. Design Interiors Issue 42 Studio Tour: Fernando Caruncho Gardens sit between the natural and the artificial. George Upton meets the man mediating between the two. Interiors I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR Worlds collide in a Milanese apartment. Interiors Issue 41 A Home in Arles François Halard built his reputation on photographing other people’s homes. Now, he’s turned the lens on his own interior.