Contemporary art

The Chalet

Dallas, 2016

The Chalet is a ‘gesamtkunstwerk’ masterminded by conceptual artist and impresario Piero Golia and architect Edwin Chan in 2015.

For roughly 14 months, this diminutive art speakeasy designed to be a ‘tool that creates community’, The Chalet, a formerly an abandoned storage area in Los Angeles drew an impressive array of cultural figures. It had been transformed into an intimate, inspiring space, which blends the aesthetics of a cabaret with an Alpine mountain retreat.

The under-the-radar space, which drew its audience entirely by word of mouth, is now set to go public at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. All of the architectural elements from the Hollywood space have been dismantled and will be reassembled in the fall in a new design by Chan inside a Nasher gallery.

Part contemporary art project, part impressive work of architecture, it has a pleated curtain made from Star in its core area.

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