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Built over the only thermal springs in the Graubunden Canton in Switzerland, the Therme Vals is a hotel and spa designed by legendary Peter Zumthor.
The space was designed for visitors to rediscover the ancient benefits of bathing in a natural setting, where water, stone, and mountains coexist in harmony. The Therme Vals is built from layer upon layer of locally quarried Valser Quarzite slabs. This stone became the driving inspiration for the design, and is used with great dignity and respect in their natural habitat.
Written by Jade Moyano
CHAMBER is pleased to announce that their second annual collection, “Human | Nature,” will be curated by celebrated photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman, who will work closely with Chamber’s founder, Juan Garcia Mosqueda, in shaping the year-long project.
In curating Chamber Collection #2, Andrew Zuckerman will explore the theme of how the natural world interacts with man’s living environment as expressed through objects of design, art, and various types of ephemera. Zuckerman’s collaboration with Chamber will draw on a broad array of sources, including Japanese aesthetics, ethnographic art, and biomimetics, in the service of creating a collection of objects that reintroduce organic forms or concepts into designed spaces.
The new collection explores how nature interacts with the built environment and investigates how objects have a transformative effect on our lives. Consisting of customized contemporary design pieces, specially commissioned unique editions, and historic objects, the collection will evolve throughout the year as a living, ever-changing presentation of rare and unusual artifacts.
“As an artist I’ve been deeply invested in an exploration of the natural world. So when I was approached about assembling Collection #2 for Chamber it felt right to delve into the conversation between design and nature, and its function in our living spaces. The show encompasses a collection of objects that reflect a meeting point between man and the environment.”
– Andrew Zuckerman
Recent graduate from the Royal College of Art Johanna Schmeer considers the future of food based on her knowledge of the possibilities afforded by nanotechnology.
Built on fact, her project is based on a recent scientific breakthrough by scientist Russell Johnson, who has identified a way to synthesise functioning biological cells made from plastics. Johanna has created 7 food products that fulfill the essential food groups. These speculative objects secrete powders and liquids that could be ingested in the future.
by JADE MOYANO