Villa Lantz is a historic manor house in Düsseldorf. The more than 200-year-old building is not only very well-known, but also has a rich tradition for the entire city. In 1804, Heinrich Balthasar Lantz acquired the knight’s seat Lohausen from Ferdinand Freiherr von Calcum. Probably one or two years later, the Lantz mansion was built on the foundations of an old 13th-century water castle.
The Lantz family lived in the estate in five generations before the city of Dusseldorf acquired the manor house and surrounding park in 1972. Thereupon the gallery owner Alfred Schmela moved to Villa Lantz in 1979 and created a sculpture park on the surrounding area, which still exists to parts today.
After that, the sculptor and artist Meuser lived in the manor house until 2008. Thereafter, the Villa Lantz was empty for about 10 years, before it passed in 2018 from the city of Dusseldorf into the possession of the PONGS Group. After intensive restoration and renovation works, the office and showrooms of the PONGS Group and Living Concept Consulting GmbH were set up.
Today Villa Lantz is a unique hotspot for exceptional interiors, textile architecture and design. The golden letters of “PAX INTRANTIBUS” still radiates the splendor of old times: Peace to the entrants.