La Maison au bord de l’eau or “The House on the Water” was a design by the world-famous architect and designer Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999), which placed it second in the design competition of L’architecture d’aujourd’hui magazine Won in 1934. 80 years later, Louis Vuitton and Perriand’s daughter – Pernette Perriand-Barsac, finally realized the project for a Eco cottage, suitable for mass production.
A concept for Haus am Wasser from the 1930s, finally realized
The challenge was to design a vacation home that was environmentally friendly, suitable for mass production and inexpensive to build. Perriand designed a U-shaped prefabricated holiday home with an avant-garde concept with a covered terrace that can be quickly assembled and disassembled. This little hut on stilts should be able to be set up in the countryside, in a picturesque landscape, on the beach, on a lake shore, etc..
Eco vacation home built right on the sandy beach
That Eco cottage was presented at Miami Art Week – an accompanying exhibition during Design Miami 2013. As the name suggests, La Maison au bord de l’eau is located on the water – in Miami Beach, Florida with a wonderful view and direct access to the beach. That it was designed by a woman can be traced back to its extraordinary elegance. The interior is fresh and chic, furnished according to Charlotte’s ideas. The interior is also based on the sketches by Parriand dated between 1929 and 1942 – thus achieved Louis Vuitton, To reflect the zeitgeist of the 30s and to show the connection between old and new. Modern and retro-looking design objects were skilfully combined. Shapely shells and photographs take you back in time.
An eco-vacation home built on pillars
La Maison au bord de l’eau by Charlotte Perriand & Louis Vuitton is produced from environmentally friendly materials of the highest quality. The holiday home is a semi-open pavilion built on sturdy pillars and opens to the outside through floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. Louis Vuitton was also inspired by the talent and work of the world-famous architect for its spring-summer 2014 collection “Icons”.
A refuge in nature with an avant-garde concept