Chamber Debuts at Design Miami/ 2016 as Part of Design Gallery Program
NEW YORK, November 2016 – Chamber is pleased to announce its presence at Design Miami/ 2016 (November 30 – December 4), as a first-time gallery exhibitor. Following a successful presentation in 2015 as part of the Design Curio program, this year Chamber will present new work by Dimitri Bähler, Hilda Hellström, Mimi Jung, Markéta Kratochvílová & Tadeáš Podracký, Ika Künzel, Azuma Makoto, New Tendency, Jiři Pelcl, PlueerSmitt, Niek Pulles and Studio Job.
In keeping with the theme of Chamber Collection #3, curated by Matylda Krzykowski and currently on view at the New York gallery, the works shown at Design Miami/ are reminiscent of a collage being assembled in an age of fragmentation. Each item represents varied responses to, and explorations of, recurring themes in contemporary culture - privacy, the nature of social interaction, intimacy, scientific exploration, the manipulation of knowledge, the roots of memory, instability and upheaval, the impacts of industrialization and our relationship to the natural world. These are addressed via a variety of typologies and diverse range of media and represent visions of multi-faceted aspects of our civilization as we propel ourselves into the future.
On view will be a selection of works from Chamber Collection #3 Show II, the collection’s second installment, set to open in December. These include XXX by Niek Pulles, a set of two car seats covered in acoustic foam inspired by and made of classical door frames, objects, and products found on the streets of Amsterdam; Daybed by New Tendency, made of hand-selected leather and polished stainless steel; Erratic Boulder Bookcase by Jiří Pelcl, questioning the functionality of the object that lacks a clear center of balance; IHP by Dimitri Bähler, a coffee table that plays on the tension that finds itself in the object, between smooth and structured and hard and soft; and Diffident Obelisk by Hilda Hellström, a structure made of cut shapes of anthracite that metamorphose to illustrate the origin of a material.
To complement these works from Collection #3, Chamber will present two specially commissioned pieces from artists who contributed to past Collections. Chamber commissioned Collection #1 curator Studio Job to design Car Crash specifically for Design Miami/, as part of an ongoing series of works conceived in collaboration between artist and gallery. Mimi Jung, whose Tea House debuted as part of Chamber Collection #2 earlier this year, is presenting Neon Orange and Periwinkle Wall, a hand-woven piece that explores the tension between the desire for isolation and the need to participate with the outside world.
Additional items at Design Miami/ include Botanical Sofa and Table by Azuma Makoto. By using fictional moss to camouflage everyday objects, the pieces playfully enable the semblance of nature to infiltrate our lives. Skywalkers by Markéta Kratochvílová & Tadeáš Podracký, inspired by baroque science, is a suite of delicate futuristic lighting objects that acts both as a meditation on materials and a speculation about the future. And lastly, Ika Künzel’s Protected Service series showcases antique glass objects in a unique way. The artist produces the pieces through an ultraviolet curing process that furnishes the object with a new, protective outer layer, safeguarding the vase but also rendering it functionless.
November 30 – December 4
Booth # G27
Chamber gallery is a 21st century cabinet of curiosities for one-of-a-kind, rare and limited edition objects of design and art. Founded in 2014 by Juan Garcia Mosqueda and located in New York City, the gallery aims to be a reliquary for unusual objects, as well as a platform for design experimentation. As a central part of its program, an artist or designer is chosen to curate an entire collection, bringing their unique viewpoint to Chamber through specially commissioned works and rare and vintage items.
About Design Miami/
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. For more information, please visit designmiami.com.
November 30 – December 4
Booth # G27
Public Show Days/
November 30/ 12pm - 8pm
December 1/ 10am - 8pm
December 2/ 11am - 8pm
December 3/ 12pm - 8pm
December 4/ 12pm - 6pm
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