Louis Vuitton Revived Charlotte Perriand’s La Maison au Bord de l’Eau Into Reality

Originally concieved in 1934, designed by Charlotte Perriand, the celebrated 20th-century architect and designer and right-hand woman of architect Le Corbusier. It was a second prize winning project for a competition sponsored by L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui magazine. The concept was to introduce her concept of an made of natural resources, eco-friendly, pre-fabricated affordable holiday home for a wide-range audiences. The design was never actually built, although it was meant for Charlotte Perriand to rework the idea into several other variations for wealthier vacationers, but the project was only remained at an early conceptual stage. But now, eight decades later, Louis Vuitton has brought the original beach house design to life with the assistance of her daughter Pernette Perriand-Barsac. 

The house was built, and furnished by Louis Vuitton’s inhouse architectural team in collaboration with Perriand’s architecture team and her daughter to adapt and translate Charlotte Perriand's original sketches and notes. If it's not for Julie de Libran, the woman’s creative director at Louis Vuitton to re-introduce the design, it would quite likely have slipped through many and stayed unknown. 

La Maison au Bord de l’Eau by Charlotte Perriand follows LV’s Icônes S/S 2014 collection, which will consist with Charlotte Perriand’s oevre and features strong graphic prints and natural leathers, echoing the wood and organic materials which Charlotte Perriand so often used in her post-corbusier career. The project will culminate in january with Perriand-themed windows at Louis Vuitton’s 468 boutiques worldwide and La Maison au Bord de l’Eau was on display for Art Basel and Design Miami from December 4th to 8th. Incase you have missed the display of Charlotte Perriand’s La Maison au Bord de l’Eau, Gar&Mann:L have you covered. Be sure to stay tuned with Gar&Mann:L Fashion, we will keep you updated with all the latest fashion and lifestyle buzz that would keep us inspired. 


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