Way back during our first week, we wrote about Stephanie Munson and Bruce Tharp (aka Materious, based here in Chicago) and their second Best in Show win from DWR's Modern + Design + Function: Chicago Furniture Now competition. The two consecutive wins - for Cubby this year and 2005's Progeny - celebrate a design concept that keeps people connected in their households to their things and to each other.
In a recent article in the Chicago Reader, we learned that the Cubby, by popular demand, is now available at Orange Skin for $90. Materious designs functional objects with kids in mind (but not exclusively for kids). A single Cubby would be equally as great for one person as it would be in a collection for an entire family. We love the Cubby.