Louis Vuitton has come to play an interesting role in promoting design history at Design Miami/. Last year the company presented its fashion line, inspired by furniture by Charlotte Perriand in an installation that juxtaposed furniture and fashion; this time, its unveiled unreleased modular furniture design created by Pierre Paulin in 1972 for Herman Miller in an installation entitled "Playing with Shapes." The avant-garde furniture designer, who died in 2009, created innovative furniture during the 60s and 70s, where revolutionary construction – foam wrapped around a metal frame and covered in the stretchy fabric originally devised for swimsuits, and bold forms came to manifest Space-Age design. He came to an international acclaim when he was invited by the Mobilier National in 1970 to decorate the private apartments of George Pompidou at the Palais de l'Elysee, and to furnish the office of Francois Mitterand. In 1969, Paulin singed a contact with Herman Miller, but the remarkable pieces were not produced due to financial issues. Now, this projects has been revived using Paulin’s original small-scale mock-up La Maquette, which until now has languished at the archives of the Centre Pompidou.