The Moonage Chalet

Retro fashion meets vintage sporting references in this seasonal Lake Tahoe retreat. Eclectic vintage designs—Giovanni Banci, Jean Perzel, Jean Royère—with painterly post-conceptual foils—à la Wade Guyton—synthesize tactile contemporary materials for a twist on the historic alpine chalet.

The Moonage Chalet

Location

Lake Tahoe

Year

2023

Area

5500 ft2 / 510 m2

Chroma Project Origins
Mining historical and contemporary references, we draw on our expertise in art, design, and culture to achieve an aesthetic narrative that aligns formal interests—exciting materiality, generative forms, innovative techniques—with inimitable attitude and ultimate comfort.

The Moonage Chalet
Left: Cordova jumpsuit with Stella McCartney sunglasses and De Grisogono earrings. Photo by Jon Wetherell. Center: Jean Perzel sconces, France, c. 1930s. Courtesy Rewire Gallery. Right: Wade Guyton, “Untitled,” 2018. Epson UltraChrome HDX inkjet print on linen. 84 x 69 in. (213.4 × 175.3 cm). Collection of Eleanor Heyman Propp. © Wade Guyton.
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Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 campaign. Photo by Glen Luchford.
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Above: Table lamps by Giovanni Banci. Center: Technicolor Summer lipstick by Byredo. Below: Church of San Giovanni Battista by Mario Botta.
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Low sideboard by Jean Royère, c. 1960
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Hôtel du Golf by Charlotte Perriand, c. 1970–74
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Above: Gucci Spring/Summer 2018 runway show. Below: Reversible chair by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler for Forma Moveis, Brazil, 1955.
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Above: Cosmic Eye patch by Wildflower + Co. Center: Balenciaga Fall/Winter 21 collection. Below: Armchairs by Jean-Paul Barray, c. 1970.
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Home of Pierre Paulin, Paris, France