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 50 Humble Abode The appeal of tiny homes. Interiors Issue 50 Cult Rooms A modernist with the Midas touch. Design Interiors Issue 49 Mimi Shodeinde An audience with the architect. Interiors Issue 48 Gil Schafer Inside the all-American family home. Design Interiors Issue 48 At Work With: Studio Utte A visit to the small, sophisticated Milanese studio of Patrizio Gola & Guglielmo Giagnotti. Interiors Issue 46 Bush Modernism Rebuilding the legacy of desert architect Alistair Knox.