December 7, 2013
Louis Vuitton Erects a Never-Before-Seen Charlotte Perriand Beach House
When we spotted this stunning beach bungalow on Selectism designed by iconic architect Charlotte Perriand, and realised by Louis Vuitton, we needed to know more. Born from notes and sketches dating from the early 1930's, the "pop-up" residence, originally named La Maison au Bord de l'Eau, was an entry into a competition for inexpensive vacation housing designs. As the runner up, it was never constructed. Until now. The beach house features an open plan sectioned off by sliding glass doors and a central living space flanked by sleeping quarters and cooking areas. Perriand, a French designer and architect whose work obviously still resonates today, is also the muse for Louis Vuitton's Spring-Summer 2014 "Icônes" collection. The structure was created under the eye of Perriand's daughter Pernette Perriand-Barsac. In conjunction with Design Miami, the house is on display at The Raleigh Miami Beach until Sunday. To read the full story and see additional photos, head over to Selectism.