new york: atalaya

© chamber / photography: fran parente - exhibition setting

chilean artist nicolás aracena müller has taken over the premises of design boutique chamber in chelsea. using it as if it were a private studio, he created works from scraps of wood he has found across town. interestingly, the creative process was made visible through the gallery windows, and the artist freely interacted with the public. this collection, entitled atalayais named after a street in valparaíso where the artist lumberyard and inspired him to create furniture pieces. the first results are now presented as an exhibition, and can be seen as an autonomous exploration of contemporary design and fabrication. this showcase also happens to be the first project of aracena müller's studio, a venture which uses the urban landscape as canvas and research material. also on view is be aracena müller’s extensive set of self-fabricated hand tools, as well as a video that will act as his visual journal, offering a deeper look into the ideas behind his work [on through sep 12]. location: 515 west 23rd street [chelsea].

© chamber / photography: fran parente