The Villa Flora, built in 1846 and renovated by the architects Rittmeyer & Furrer in the style of Art Nouveau in 1908, was the residence of Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler (1873–1952) and the physician Arthur Hahnloser (1870–1936). The couple soon began to devote itself to contemporary art: Between 1906 and 1936, Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser collected Post-Impressionist paintings, pieces by the artist groups Nabis and Fauves, as well as art by contemporary Swiss artists such as Ferdinand Hodler and Giovanni Giacometti. The couple became friends with Félix Vallotton, Pierre Bonnard and other artists of their time and soon, the Villa Flora became a meeting place for artists and art lovers. Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler’s collection, now united in the Hahnloser-Jaeggli Foundation, brings together masterpieces by Edouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Odilon Redon, Henri Matisse and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The collection, house and garden constitute unique cultural assets of international importance.
The Villa Flora is currently closed. It will be renovated and is expected to be reopened in 2022.