Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Prepare for another Louis Vuitton exhibit during Art Basel. Last year the fashion house endorsed Charlotte Perriand's 'La Maison au Bord de l'Eau,' a luxury beach house designed in 1943 that never quite came into being. It was located right outside of The Raleigh.
This year, the brand is once again representing a French figure who pioneered the design world in combination with an American one. Back story: Pierre Paulin was a French furniture designer, most famous for inventing the mod mushroom chair and stretching swimwear materials over traditional chairs. Herman Miller is a prominent American furniture manufacturer. In 1972, the two combined to create a project that never actually came to life, so Louis Vuitton will be showcasing an exhibit in The Design District from December 2 through the 7.
· Louis Vuitton Planning Installation in Miami Design District [WWD]