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Perriand originally designed La Maison au Bord de l’Eau (the house on the water) for a competition in 1934. The prefab beach bungalow was never realized, however, until eight decades later when Louis Vuitton alighted on Perriand as their inspiration behind the summer 2014 collection. In homage to the 20th century modernist icon, the French luxury brand meticulously constructed Perriand’s beach house in Italy before shipping it to Miami.

The airy, U-shaped structure was fabricated from iroko and okoume hardwoods and is supported by a stainless steel frame. A light fabric canopy hangs over the central deck and is suspended from the corrugated marine blue roof. Perriand-designed furniture–made from oak, walnut, and slate–are meticulously placed throughout the minimalist house. Pieces from Louis Vuitton’s 2014 Icônes ready-to-wear collection are also strategically located around the house, complementing Perriand’s signature style for practical and highly functional design.

Located on the sandy beach behind The Raleigh Hotel in South Beach, La Maison au Bord de l’Eau will be on show from December 3 to 8, 2013.

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Via Dezeen

Images via Louis Vuitton