Curators’ Boutique Opens in Chelsea

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Neil Denari, A Diagram for Thinking about Thinking, (undated, edition of 6)
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Osvaldo Borsani, Model T96 Desk (undated, vintage)
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Van Heesch, Copper Bike (undated, edition of 10)
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Joe Colombo, Elda Armchair (undated, vintage)
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Nendo + Glas Italia, Deep-Sea Low Table (undated)
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Richard Woods, Woodstack (undated, edition of 25)
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Swip Stolk + Theo Ruth, Hotstuff (undated)
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Maharam + Studio Job Naughty Bavaria Pillow (2008, edition of 8)
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Juan Garcia Mosqueda, Argentine-born curator, has opened his first retail shop in Manhattan’s gallery hub of Chelsea, T Magazines reports.

The boutique, named Chamber, is designed by New York based architecture firm MOS Architects and is situated below the High Line’s railway tracks. Complete with vaulted ceilings, perforated metal walls, and concrete floors, Chamber’s specially designed interior echoes the limited-edition, rare, and vintage objects has on offer.

A concept store at heart, Mosqueda’s boutique will feature a new designer every two years to artistically direct Chamber’s offerings, beginning this month with the Dutch duo behind Studio Job. Having organized over 300 shows, it seems the couple, Job and Nynke Smeets, have a lot of knowledge to bring to this new challenge. Their selection of 100 objets d’art includes a vintage Osvaldo Borsani octagonal rosewood desk, an oversize blue leather Joe Colombo chair inspired by boat hulls, a copper-coated bike, one of Richard Woods’s trademark faux wood stacks, and a neon sculpture by Neil Denari.

Studio Job’s Job Smeets goes on to tell T Magazine what he likes about collecting, putting it thusly: “it tells something about time…the owner of [a] chamber collected his interior during his whole lifetime.”

Chamber will open to the public on September 24, at 515 West 23rd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

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