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Brief Published: 3 Aug 2011

Montauk Surf Shack


Dispelling the office myth played out in new film Horrible Bosses – in which Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston star as nightmare employers – Richard Christiansen, founder of New York ad agency Chandelier Creative has created a special weekend retreat to indulge his staff.

Christiansen transformed a former summer rental property in Montauk, NY, into what he now refers to as the “Chandelier Surf Shack”. It is an eclectically decorated mix of bunk-bed and tepee accommodation where staff, friends and clients can go to bond, relax and  – we can only imagine he’s hoping – let their communal creativity flow.

Interiors and exteriors have been styled with a mix of vintage and new items, including furniture and accessories from stores such as Anthropologie and West Elm. The resulting aesthetics, based on creating a direct affinity with the locality, share much in common with the Bunkhouse group of hotels (see our report The Bunkhouse Philosophy).

Chandelier Creative