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Charlotte Perriand and Louis Vuitton | Art Basel Insider's Guide

Daphne Nikolopoulos

La Maison au Bord de l’Eau (house on the edge of the water), a concept house by French architect/designer Charlotte Perriand, raised many eyebrows when it was introduced in 1934 as part of a competition for L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui magazine. For years, the innovative dwelling for holidaymakers, which focused on modular design accessible to the mass market, remained at the conceptual stage—until now.

La Maison au Bord de l’Eau -  French architect/designer Charlotte Perriand - Louis Vuitton - Design Miami - The Raleigh Hotel
La Maison au Bord de l’Eau will be in place at The Raleigh.


   Louis Vuitton is bringing the concept to life as part of Design Miami. On December 3, the home will debut as a design satellite at The Raleigh Hotel and will remain open until December 8. The team at Louis Vuitton constructed the structure using archival drawings and sketches from the Perriand architectural firm.
   Perriand’s work also has inspired LV’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, titled Icônes. Her simplicity, use of color, modern design aesthetic and ideas on modular living inform the super-graphic collection, whose launch will coincide with the unveiling of La Maison.

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 Collection inspired by Charlotte Perriand

Selections from LV’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 Collection inspired by Charlotte Perriand

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