We couldn't be more excited to bring our collab with professional skier and artist Chris Benchetler to life.
Hailing from California, Chris Benchetler is one of the most recognized names in the world of skiing. As a professional skier, Chris has traveled the world and has featured in a number of films. However, Chris doesn't just draw lines down the mountain - he has taken his creativity to the canvas. Chris is now also a renowned artist and designer, his colorful nature-driven paintings earning him a number of high-profile brand collaborations.
In ski and board lingo, a white room is when a skier’s vision is obscured by all of the snow kicked up while making epic turns in deep, fresh powder.
This is the sensation that Chris Benchetler captures in the Into the White Room soc. The cool-toned palette makes us feel like we’re right there in the white room with him.
In biology, phylogenetics is the study of evolutionary relationships among various species.
The Phylogenetic Parallel soc shows, in an explosion of colour, how our earthly elements have grown together and exist in perfect harmony. Benchetler paints a beautiful utopia of coexistence between the mountains, ocean, land and sky.
The Cordilla soc is classic Chris Benchetler, portraying the harmonious unity that humans have with animals, trees, waves and weather. All of nature is connected and hangs in the balance.
The waves roll from coast to coast, fed by melting glaciers and rivers that flow through mountains that collide to form our planet’s backbone.
The Interconnection soc depicts the connection that Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have with each other, the land, animals, trees, waves, weather and humans.
All of nature is connected, and these elements culminate in a harmonious unity that flows through us all.
Old Man Winter, inspired by California’s past five year drought, is one of Chris Benchetler’s most popular works. In the design, Old Man Winter prays for snow.
This piece has become an iconic symbol and element in many of Benchetler’s paintings and graphics.