Art gallery draped in chainmail turning heads

Design stretches belief, blends with historic Seoul neighborhood

A new art gallery might be the first building to be draped from head to toe in chainmail. And, given the intricacy of its design and the fact of its hand-welded 520,000 stainless steel rings, it may be the last.

One part disbelief, two parts swords and one part elegance mix in the mind when it’s first seen overlaying the building.

Also the question: "Is that really chainmail?"

The answer is "yes."