Show Recap: Chicago Modernism

Show Recap: Chicago Modernism

Janel Laban
Apr 12, 2006

Sunshine, warm weather, and a modernism show

- last weekend was a winner. Chicago hosted its third annual three day show of modern furniture, art, and decorative objects over the weekend. Faithful and fun AT reader Kathryn (we met at the March AT party!) and I attended on Saturday.

The show was held in converted industrial space on Kingsbury (close to the DWR showroom - and yes, we did stop in) that we had never been to before. It was a good venue for this show - not huge but with soaring ceiling height.

The vendors individual spaces were set up as rooms, which was nice - it makes a huge difference to see the furniture and art against a painted wall, with a rug and in a defined space.
The table and floor lamps were good additions and really warmed up the room sets.

Standout local vendors were Modern Times and Pegboard Modern, both of which we'll be checking out further - store posts are in the works.

Even with all of our chatting, we made it through the show in about an hour - it just isn't that expansive. Hopefully the show will continue to grow. It was worth attending - if only as a fun outing. We would have been happy if we could have keep on browsing - but I guess that goes without saying...

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