Chamber, a unique exhibition space for limited edition design, objects and art, opened in September 2014 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The gallery aims to be a reliquary for unusual objects, as well as a platform for design experimentation. The space’s concept and retail experience are the vision of Argentinian-born Founder Juan Garcia Mosqueda. As a central part of its program, each year Mosqueda will choose a different designer or creative to curate 100 objects for the space, bringing their unique viewpoint to Chamber through specially-commissioned works, and rare and vintage items. Collection #1 was curated by Dutch-Belgian design duo Studio Job and Collection #2 is being curated by American photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman. Each Chamber Collection is documented in a limited edition catalogue that includes photographs and detailed information on the works, together with an introductory text by the curator.
In addition to the yearlong Collection program, Chamber also presents short-term Capsule exhibitions that explore in depth the work of a single designer or special theme. These are presented together with the collection and provide an opportunity to respond to new developments and reach new audiences with fresh and lively programming.
Critically acclaimed architectural practice MOS has designed the interior of the space, which is located underneath the High Line in the HL23 building, designed by Neil Denari. The visual identity and catalogues for Chamber were designed by Studio Lin.