During Art Basel/Design Miami this week, visitors to the Cassina Showroom were able to see - for the first time in the U.S. - a replica of the interior of Le Corbusier's 1952 Le Cabanon (Cassina has held exclusive rights to reproduce Corbu's work since 1965). A revolution at the time, Le Cabanon promoted simplistic, functional modernism over self-interested ornament in architecture.
The entrance to the exhibit. Cassina Showroom, Miami, Florida.
A streamlined bench with built-in drawers for storage in the modular one-room house. Note Le Corbusier's now-iconic choice of bold, primary hues overhead. The original Le Cabanon served as Le Corbusier's holiday home in Cap-Martin, France, where it overlooks the Bay of Monaco.