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Chamber design gallery opens in New York's Chelsea

Pieces by Tom Dixon, Wim Crouwel and Alessandro Mendini feature in the first collection at New York's latest design gallery and boutique Chamber, curated by Belgian artists Studio Job (+ movie).

Venini and Studio Job at the Chamber gallery
Tit by Venini and Studio Job

Chamber was founded by curator Juan Garcia Mosqueda to display and sell limited edition art and design pieces.

"The driving force behind Chamber is to elevate the status of designed objects through the communication of their narratives," said Garcia Mosqueda. "I am as fascinated by the stories behind the objects as I am by the stories of collectors who share in this passion."

Cmmnwlth and Studio Job at the Chamber gallery
Smica Lamp by Cmmnwlth and Studio Job

The new venue is located in a space designed by New York architects MOS, within Neil Denari's HL23 building beneath the High Line park in Chelsea.

Chamber's first collection is curated and art directed by Belgian artists Job and Nynke Smeets of Studio Job, who have designed a series of pieces and created limited editions of previous products for the gallery.

Cmmnwlth at the Chamber gallery
Smica Pendant Lamp by Cmmnwlth

The duo has selected products, textiles and furniture by established names including Tom Dixon, Wim Crouwel, Dieter Rams, Alessandro Mendini and Tord Boontje.

These will be presented alongside work by emerging designers Esther Janssen, Cmmnwlth and Formafantasma, who have created an oil vinegar set from hand-blown glass, oyster shell and cow horn.

Tom Dixon at the Chamber gallery
Object n° 29 Wine rack by Tom Dixon

Fashion designers Jantine van Peski and Martijn van Strien have created custom wearable and non-wearable pieces.

Tom Dixon at the Chamber gallery
Object n°30 Cake Display by Tom Dixon

Within the collection is a range of rugs by Matali Crasset, Lanzavecchia & Wai and Studio Job for Nodus, and a series of black and white textiles by Dutch graphic designers – Julius Vermeulen, Swip Stolk and Wim Crouwel — that are applied to vintage furniture.

Montblanc and Studio Job at the Chamber gallery
Montblanc pen by Studio Job

The space at 515 West 23rd Street features a vaulted ceiling and a wall of niches, where the stories behind each product will be presented using video, audio and text.

Dietar Rams at the Chamber gallery
Braun TS 45 by Dieter Rams for Braun

A new curator will be selected every two years to overhaul the collection, commission unique pieces and select rare items.

Each collection will be accompanied by a limited-edition perfume, beginning with a scent by Argentine perfumer Julian Bedel that comes in a porcelain bottle designed by Studio Job.

NLXL and Studio Job at the Chamber gallery
Wallpaper by Studio Job for NLXL

A catalogue of photographs, process drawings and text by the curators is designed by New York-based Studio Lin, who also created the graphic identity for Chamber.

Movie by Martin Rietti/LANDIA.