Le Corbusier
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: Cabanon
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Le Corbusier

Cassina, in collaboration with the Le Corbusier Foundation, is proud to present the first U.S. exhibition of Le Corbusier: The Interior of the Cabanon, Le Corbusier 1952 – Cassina Reconstruction 2006. This highly anticipated exhibit will take place at the Cassina Miami showroom during Design Miami 2012, running from December 6, 2012 until January 12, 2013.

The exhibition features the authentic reconstruction of the actual interior of the Cabanon, which Le Corbusier planned and built in 1952 for his holidays in Cap-Martin, France. The Cabanon is an apparently unpretentious sea-side hut,comprising a remarkable example of significant micro-architecture. The Cabanon will be reconstructed in the Cassina Miami showroom. Jean-Louis Cohen, a renowned Le Corbusier scholar and professor of architecture at New York University, will curate the exhibition.

Continuing its in-depth research into the work of the great masters of architecture, contemporary Italian furniture brand Cassina has nurtured this project, and presents it today with the aim of divulging greater knowledge of Le Corbusier’s architectural values and the promotion of cultural initiatives. Cassina is the only company with the exclusive worldwide rights to reproduce all products by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, part of the Cassina I Maestri Collection.

The Cabanon conceals a treasured example of architecture by Le Corbusier, who intended to assign its principal architectural importance only to the interior of the construction. The construction reveals a rich, logical and harmonious composition of meaningful resolutions, notwithstanding the more than modest dimensions. It first and foremost teaches us that the problem of the home implies the study of quality choices rather than astonishing details or show. It also reminds us that the ultimate deciding factor in a completed building – extravagant or basic as it may be – is whoever inhabits and transfers human fervour in it.

Cassina Miami will also showcase a collection of Le Corbusier furniture designed together with Pierre Jenneret and Charlotte Perriand highlighting the veritable relationship between Cassina and Le Corbusier.