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It*s a boat! It*s art! It*s CHANEL!

Karl Lagerfeld and Pritzker prize winning architect Zaha Hadid teamed up on a new art project involving Chanel's popular handbag designs. The project is called "Mobile Art" and starts in Hong Kong in January before travelling the world for 2 years(New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Los Angeles, and London, Paris being the final destination in 2010).
Chanel has commissioned 15 artists for the project, directing them to create artwork inspired by the house's handbags, famous for their signature quilted leather and chain handles. Hadid's contribution was a massive organ-like sculpture in form of the container ship.
The artists' names have not been revealed, but a curator for the Mobile Art project said that the artists come from all over the globe and are well-known in the art world. The exhibition itself will be free and open to the public.
Check the NYT page for a video rendering of the structure!

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  1. # Blogger designscene

    oh wow! karl and zaha <3  

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