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Electric Bowery wields art and architecture in tandem at a Venice townhome

Art-chitecture

Electric Bowery wields art and architecture in tandem at a Venice townhome

(Kate Berry)

New York or Los Angeles? The two cities have long been competing anchors of the American arts scene, but for Los Angeles–based art collectors Cecily Chambers and Tristan Robinson, the choice was obvious. As inspiration for the design of their 2,500-square-foot Venice townhome, they drew on Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s book Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s. And they called on an emerging local design firm, Electric Bowery, alongside Katie Hickman, to make their vision a reality.

“We were looking at how the art and the architecture integrate,” the firm’s cofounder and principal Lucia Bartholomew told AN Interior. “The building is formed to house this art in a custom way.” Rather than simply seeking to showcase art on empty gallery walls, the firm transformed the boxy condo into a modernist piece itself, playing into tonal relationships like pop art’s forebears.

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