Collection by Sara Ost

Inside Le Corbusier's Le Cabanon at Art Basel/Design Miami


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.
The exterior of the Le Cabanon replica is a 1:1 of the original, measuring 13' x 15'1" x 10'1".
Here, an LC furniture display, including a stool that is now part of the Cassina collection.
Coat hooks inside. Only what is needed, and nothing more.
The interior reveals a small watering closet.
A streamlined bench with built-in drawers for storage in the modular one-room house.
The exhibit's replica includes an original mural painted by Le Corbusier.
The interior shot here shows the simple, efficient cabinets, small table, and bench.
The built-in table and stools were crafted from used whiskey crates.