For the third time, Design Within Reach - North Avenue Studio is hosting MODERN + DESIGN + FUNCTION: Chicago Furniture Now. It's goal is to support new, innovative furniture designs by emerging Chicago designers. DWR says, "The contest has attracted the attention of the regional design community. Chicago Furniture Now was created to foster new ideas in modern furniture design in the Chicago area. A panel of judges made up of respected professionals in architecture, art, design and fashion will select 20-25 top entries to be exhibited, making this a great opportunity for up-and-coming designers and design firms to have their original work juried." Click here: for an application and the complete rules Application deadline: Friday, January 12, 2007, 7pm Save the date: 20-25 top entries will be exhibited Thursday, February 15, 2007, 6:30-9:30pm. at DWR Chicago North Avenue Studio.