The Cabane

The “Cabane”, the French term for a small shelter or hut, is a large cloth that can be used to create different room configurations depending on the use of the overall 16 suspension points.

Designed by Brussels based textile design studio chevalier masson, the Cabane is an element to bring people together and to create an intimate and safe atmosphere for exchange, a space inside a space, to project on and present and discuss.

The Cabane is made of a 82 m2 assemblage of polyester fabric, with four main hanging points. Additional hanging points are tagged to allow for different spatial configurations.

Another version of the Cabane was used in Brussels in the studio of 51N4E and is presented as part of the exhibition The Things Around Us at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA). A 1:10 model remains in the Lab to experiment with possible uses and variations.

The Cabane at the Design in Dialogue Lab in Zürich


– Material: polyester
– Size: 82 m2
– Produced with the support of Kvadrat.
– Location: one large scale version and a 1:10 model at The Design in Dialogue Lab, ONA, Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, 8093 Zürich and one travelling.