Chamber’s first perfume was created through an architectural analogy, taking Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum as inspiration. “Chamber No. 1” reproduces the smell of concrete, travertine marble, glass, grass and solar light in sophisticated elixir meant for either sex. Kahn believed that silence, with its desire to be, could shape space. Perfume also possesses this power. The perfume bottle is made from glazed porcelain in the form of a souvenir, an antique poison bottle, which Studio Job purchased on their visit to an ancient German pharmacy in 2009. Moreover, it was designed as an item that could be displayed in their 2011 monumental glass and marquetry pharmacy cabinet, “Quack.” Its stark whiteness contrasts perfectly against “Quack’s” vivid imagery of human anatomy on dark veneer.
Biscuit Porcelain, Cork, Seal, Glass Pipette, Wooden Box
23/8 × 2 × 51/2IN