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A Look Inside Chanel’s Mobile Art Pavilion

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WWD has some cool photos from their official tour of the curvy Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion, which touched down in Central Park's Rumsey Field late last month and opens to the public on Monday. Their article includes some interesting quotes from the orb's designer, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid. On collaborating with Karl Lagerfeld on the project:

"It’s a great luxury working with Karl, because he can understand drawings. He’s very exciting to work with, and he’s quite funny.” As for the futuristic structure their relationship built, Hadid said she wanted it to relate to her other work, characterized by organic spatial orientation. “A torus is basically like a spiral,” she said of the exhibition’s home, which looks not unlike a grounded UFO. “You start where you begin, you begin where you end and move from one space to another. It sounds light, like you’re just going to float it around and land it somewhere, but it’s very complicated.

The pavilion is free, but you do have to have tickets to enter, and they are "sold out" online. According to the Chanel Mobile Art website, the on-site ticket office will hand out passes daily on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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