show daily the a-list when: 2:00–5:00PM who: Atlas Carpet Mills
what: Wine and cheese party where: space 1082 when: 2:00–6:00PM who: Nucraft what: Cocktail party where: space 1166 when: 3:00–5:00PM who: J+J Flooring Group what: Cocktail party where: space 10-118 when: 3:00–5:30PM who: Wolf-Gordon what: Cocktails where: space 10-161;
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hats off to buzzi! The latest novelty from the clever cats at BuzziSpace: a jaunty chapeaushape pendant fixture that boosts acoustics (yes, even in the cacophonous Mart!). Designed by Alain Gilles, BuzziHat pairs a curvy upholstered-foam body with a flared powder-coated-aluminum brim; mix and match colors for sartorial flair. A whimsical touch to top off any noisy office, the sound-dampening light—like all the brand’s intros henceforth—is UL-listed. space 10-111
what: Happy hour + sushi bar where: space 11-124
Gus Design Group’s new three-seater, Adelaide, is a fusion of extremes: high-end yet low-maintenance. The polyester cushions are flip-able; the walnut legs, detachable (if you’re wondering why, ask your doorframe). And a pair of bonus side cushions that add extra padding nails the vintage club style. Available in Velvet Rust, Velvet Mercury, Leaside Driftwood, or Varsity Charcoal upholstery, Adelaide is equally apropos for casual confabs—or corporate catnaps. Test drive it at Teknion. space 1048
Launched in 1993 by Peter Kruse, Danish rug source Fraster makes its NeoCon debut under the aegis of Unika Vaev. It’s a fitting alliance, with Fraster emphasizing its range of natural wool felt—a perfect complement for Unika Vaev’s emphasis on decorative acoustic products. The 58 graphic patterns include Jellyfish, a colorful school of concentric circles. Fancy a custom hue? Make a DIY mix from the 40-strong palette. space 365
who: Arcadia and Encore Seating what: Cocktail party where: spaces 340 + 336 when: 4:00–6:00PM who: Davis Furniture what: Cocktail party where: space 3-115 when: 4:30–6:30PM who: Global Furniture Group what: Cocktail party where: space 1035
You’ll no doubt take a shine to Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer’s Matter collection for Wolf-Gordon, a luxe but durable line of wool blends layered with shimmery metallic threads. space 10-161
sixth sense For the inside scoop on the hottest new products at NeoCon, head straight to the Interior Design SELECT partner showrooms. Do not pass go! (Well, other than to turn to page 98 for a list of manufacturers.)
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There’s no denying this sofa’s hex appeal. The new design by David Edward is fully upholstered, giving it the solid, polygonal look that spawned its name: Geo. Customizable in almost any fabric, the foam interior is neatly sealed with six seams. An angled back gently nudges the sofa away from the wall, a quirk likely to provoke an array of creative arrangements. Also noteworthy: The brand’s Mart address is its first new showroom in 50 years. space 331
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This year, we proudly celebrate our 50th edition! Five decades strong, NeoCon continues to serve as the commercial design industry’s launchpad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. NeoCon 50 offers game-changing products and services from more than 500 exhibiting companies—both leading and emergent players—providing unparalleled access to what’s new, what’s next, and what’s best. The industry’s definitive gathering place, NeoCon is also the ultimate one-stop destination for educational growth, design inspiration, and endless networking opportunities with existing colleagues, new collaborators, and the design community’s key players. NeoCon 50 will be a particularly vibrant hub for a nonstop schedule of events and celebrations. We hope you will take advantage of all it has to offer! We extend our gratitude to the NeoCon Advisory Council for their invaluable feedback and support, and to Interior Design magazine for publishing the official NeoCon Show Directory and Show Daily—essential tools for navigating the show. And now, as we enter the second half of NeoCon’s first century, we are more excited than ever about what lies ahead for design, our community, and our annual event. Cheers! —The Mart
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As if all the innovative product on display at the Mart weren’t inspiration enough, NeoCon also offers a star-studded program of marquee presentations. This year’s speakers are sure to dazzle, among them our own editor in chief, Cindy Allen, who leads a panel of female design trailblazers: Gensler managing principal Robin Klehr Avia, Anda Andrei Design’s eponymous president, and Hariri & Hariri Architecture principal Gisue Hariri— all Interior Design Hall of Famers. She moderates a riveting discussion about what it took to enter the boys’ club of architecture and design, and their vision for a more inclusive future. Two other Hall of Fame members kick off Monday’s lineup. IIDA executive vice president and CEO Cheryl S. Durst engages in a conversation
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with design giant Art Gensler, who will divulge some of the unanticipated opportunities that have helped shape his career—and how being an entrepreneur demands trusting your gut and taking risks. On Tuesday, Wired editor in chief Nicholas Thompson offers a futurist view on the changing realm of digital culture—from artificial intelligence to Internet privacy—and how tech can enhance our lives. Wrapping the series is public space provocateur Carol Ross Barney, founder of Ross Barney Architects. She’ll talk about design’s power to enrich the metropolitan experience, and how buildings themselves can perform the role of environmental stewards. See you there!
Marquee presentations will be held at the NeoCon Theater on the Mart’s 19th floor. Admission is free for registered attendees. Live streams of the talks will also be shown on the south lobby grand stair.
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Interior Design HiP at NeoCon Awards As NeoCon hits the big 5-0, Interior Design’s HiP at NeoCon Awards is five alive. Unique within the design world, the HiP (Honoring Industry People and Innovative Products) program culminated its fifth installment at last night’s Giants celebration. See tomorrow’s edition of the Show Daily for a full list of winners—and party pix!
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Case Study of the World’s First Well V1 Platinum Project Haley Nelson, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP, senior designer; David Cordell, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP, associate principal; Ken Wilson, FAIA, FIIDA, ASID, LEED Fellow, design principal; all Perkins+Will (Washington, DC) 9:30–10:30AM
Getting the Second Job Carol Jones, IIDA, IDC, LEED AP, RID, senior principal, Kasian Architecture Interiors (Vancouver, Canada); Richard Pollack, FAIA, FIIDA, Consultant, Richard Pollack Consulting (San Francisco)
jasper’s hideaway You can’t see what sets Jasper Morrison’s new 1 Inch Reclaimed chair apart from the crowd. And that’s the point. Sure, the graceful and straightforward stance speaks for itself. But Emeco is hiding a critical though invisible design element: 90-percent industrial waste content, consisting of polypropylene castoffs from injection-molding sites mixed with sawdust salvaged from woodworking plants. Plus, the combination results in a warmer, more natural touch than raw polypropylene. The stackable chair, offered in eight colors, is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. space 1062 JASPER MORRISON
Cultural Evolution: Choice and Beyond Amy Manley, IIDA, national director, workplace strategies, Jacobs (Philadelphia); James Kerrigan, IIDA, national design principal, interiors, Jacobs (Dallas); Randall Whinnery, III, AIA, vice president, design, Fidelity Real Estate Company (Boston)
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Makerspaces: From Elementary Schools to Workplace Environments Gwen Morgan, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, associate senior interior designer, Stantec (Plano, TX); Gretchen Diesel, IIDA, LEED AP, senior interior designer, Stantec (Houston); Allison Schneider, IIDA, LEED AP IC+C, senior interior designer, Stantec (Austin) 1:00–2:00PM
Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell are what you might call “weaver’s weavers,” their expertise at the loom rivaled only by a deep understanding of color. The partners in Londonbased Wallace Sewell parlay that proficiency in Cubitt, the latest pattern to arise from their fruitful collaboration with Designtex. Stripes interrupted by rectangles nod to Bauhaus textiles, the contrasting geometry spiced with surprising color combinations. Constructed primarily of post-consumer recycled polyester blended with solution-dyed nylon, the 54-inch-wide upholstery cover is bleach-cleanable, so it’s worthy of high-traffic environments. space 303
Through Your Patients’ Eyes: Designing a Pediatric Specialty Clinic Laura Morris, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA, principal and director; Kent Doss, LEED AP BD+C, principal and vice president; both Array Architects (Conshohocken, PA)
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From Boomers to Gen Z: Designing Future Learning Spaces for the Connected Student Vuk Vujovic, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, vice president; Sylvia Kowalk, AIA, LEED ID+C, director of interior design; both Legat Architects (Chicago) 2:30–3:30PM
Many Lenses, One Goal: Integrating Sustainability, Wellness, and Resilience Jon Penndorf, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwel, RELi AP, senior associate, Perkins+Will (Washington, DC) 2:30–3:30PM
Midcentury-Modern Building Performance and Improvement Strategies Rachel Michelin, LEED AP BD+C, senior associate, Thornton Tomasetti (Chicago)
proud maari As a serial multitasker, Patricia Urquiola was the obvious choice to shape Maari, the latest go-anywhere, do-anything, have-it-your-way seating family from Haworth. The Interior Design Hall of Famer devised an injection-molded shell that flexes and supports, providing distraction-free comfort in workstations, conference rooms, lounges, lobbies—you get the idea. Equally varied are the specs, including five base formats in oak or walnut, nine shell colors, and optional upholstery. Topping it off, literally, are counter-height and barstool versions. space 312
Winning Back the AirBNB Generation: Is Interior Design the Secret Weapon? Valli Wiggins, LEED AP ID+C, NCIDQ, hospitality design leader, Gresham, Smith and Partners (Nashville)
For the third year, Interior Design will host ID Live, sponsored by Carnegie and Clarus. Editor in chief Cindy Allen will host guests at the Rockwell Group–designed studio located on the Mart’s grand staircase. Come by and watch or tune in on facebook.com/interiordesignmagazine, where interviews will stream live!
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Make a beeline for the company’s just-unveiled Mart showroom, with a pastelperfect scheme by Ghislaine Viñas that embodies Nordic cool. The New York designer used color blocking to strategic effect, with bold strokes of mid-centuryesque green, yellow, and citron forming a stagelike backdrop for progressive workplace products. Makers spotlit in the showroom include Blå Station, Götessons, Skandiform, Materia, and Nordgröna—brands you don’t want to miss!
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ring a soft focus to their surroundings. Department of Architecture Co. principal Amata Luphaiboon built upon that phenomenon for the city’s aptly named Mist Hot Spring Hotel. A complex of four buildings totaling 400,000 square feet, the public spaces are unified by a series of glass installations suggesting light and water. In the cocktail lounge, thousands of crystal beads hang from the ceiling like a suspended rain shower. In the ballroom, a matrix of acrylic rings lit by color-changing LEDs hovers above wool-nylon carpet in a complementary pattern; the result is like being surrounded by clouds. Some of the hues the lights cycle through are first seen on the hotel facades, where clear tempered glazing alternates with panes sandwiching blue or magenta translucent vinyl. Natural light casts the colors throughout the interior, including in each of the 51 guest rooms. “The idea,” Luphaiboon explains, “came from the colorized films of the early 1900’s, when artists painted transparent colors onto black-and-white films, frame by frame.” Looking from the inside out, into all that mist, the panes impart additional drama to the oft-moody sky. —Edie Cohen TWITEE VAJRABHAYA TEPARKUM, CHAIYAPAT MIRASENA, CHANLIKA BOONPHA, WARAPHAN WATANAKAROON, WARALUK KUIPRASERT, PASSAWEE VONGCHAROEN, PENLADA SOMJALDEE, KAWISARA ANANSARINGKARN, YADA PIANPANIT, THUNCHANOK SIRICHAYAPORN, SAN-MING CHOU: PROJECT TEAM.
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A terse challenge was posed by Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang: Create a head-
quarters that enables the company’s 2,500 employees to interact with one another. Gensler design director Philippe Paré and managing director Hao Ko responded by conceiving the 500,000-square-foot, Santa Clara, California, building as a campus, rather than a campus of buildings, which was the usual program for the tech company’s counterparts. And they did it with the triangle. Pragmatically, “The shape allowed us to contain all that space on just two stories,” Ko explains of the project’s architecture, which he led. Paré, overseeing interiors, clustered must-use spaces—meeting areas, restrooms, pantry—in the atrium’s central core, ensuring that staffers would, indeed, interact. A ceiling skin of perforated blackpainted steel defines the construction. “It looks like a stealth object,” Paré says. A mezzanine comprising shared lounges and open office areas furthers the communal spirit. Elsewhere, the triangle motif recurs in such details as the pantry’s walnut screen. Above it all, the ceiling is peppered with skylights, myriad small and one enormous, in the shape of, yes, a triangle. Gensler is clearly on point. —Edie Cohen MANAN SHAH, DANIELLE BENZ, MIRKO WANDERS, EUGENE LEE, BRENT VAN GUNTEN, JENNY OGASAWARA, MARK FAIRMAN, KARLA AVILA: PROJECT TEAM.
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Layer, was looking to create a chair with those diametric characteristics. Allermuir was game, and so began two years of development that culminated in Axyl. A-frame typology and Danish wrap-shell construction assure agelessness. The material of the die-cast frame, however, is totally of today: a recycled aluminum that requires 95 percent less energy to make than the virgin alternative. It’s available left raw, polished, or powder-coated one of eight hues. For the shell, choose wood-plastic composite (offered in two colors) or injection-molded polypropylene (in six).
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hbf textiles SPACE 387 “For me, the ocean is nirvana,” says Ghislaine
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Viñas. Now, the designer comes ashore with her first fabric line for HBF Textiles, replete with nautical inspirations. Called Curious Crowd and developed with HBF’s VP of design and creative director Mary Jo Miller, the six patterns in vivid colors have playful names like Captain Bubble, a woven jacquard in cotton and rayon. An entire school of jellyfish informed Madam Dottie, a finedenier solution-dyed nylon with matte polyester. Entangled tentacles mark Sir Stripe-ALot, a take on the cabana stripe in Sunbrella acrylic and solution-dyed polyester. Mollusks wade into the mix in Sister Solid, a bumpy blend of polyester and solution-dyed acrylic, and Ms. Quilty, rendered in Sunbrella acrylic.
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What if a chair could make you forget you’re sitting on it? Carola Zwick, Roland Zwick, and Burkhard Schmitz tackle that challenge via Cosm, a task chair with sophisticated ergonomic design that responds to your body in real time. The partners in Berlin-based Studio 7.5 devised three zones that work in concert to confer a sense of weightlessness. The Auto-Harmonic tilt mechanism confers instant and automatic support and balanced movement. The Intercept suspension is breathable and temperature neutral, the continuous form eliminating the gap between seat and back to provide dynamic spinal support. It attaches seamlessly to the thin but strong frame via small teeth-shape connectors. The low-, mid-, and high-back models come in a variety of frame and mesh colors that can be mixed or matched on a single chair.
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The occasion of the brand’s 40th anniversary—having grown from a single Los Angeles showroom to 19 flagships worldwide—proves an opportune time to look forward and back, just as the brand’s Roman namesake, double-faced god Janus, does. Pause to consider a few best-sellers, many a collaboration between founder Janice Feldman and top designers including Jorge Pensi, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, and Paola Navone. Michael Vanderbyl’s encircling Azimuth linear club chair (2004) sports a powder-coated aluminum frame, here in White Vermouth. The Matilda lounge armchair (2005), shown in Java, features synthetic fiber handwoven over a powder-coated steel frame. Both armchairs from the iconic Amari collection (2011) sport aluminum frames, one with handwoven Janusfiber and one wittily halfwoven. As for the future, the new Zebra collection, by Studio Lievore Altherr, earns its stripes. The die-cast aluminum armchair and side chair can also be specified with cushions.
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Industrial designer Mark Müller’s new furniture series, Woodstock—the name a tongue-in-cheek nod to that freethinking time—supports the pivot toward personal spaces within open-plan offices. Leveraging a doweltype construction technique that eliminates visible connectors, he conceived residential-leaning work surfaces, credenzas, seating, and accessories that workers can personalize. Components like oak table legs and felt modesty panels offer “an organic connection with the natural world,” Müller says, while aluminum and acrylic details add sheen. Custom grommet modules provide direct USB access and cavities for electronics. Choose from various stain, finish, and cushion options.
“It’s simple, clean, and smart, but not detached from nature”
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Bold tones take center stage in Prism Plains, a new series
of curtain, upholstery, and dual-purpose fabrics from Harlequin. “We want to give our customers the ingredients to create the perfect interior recipe,” says Style Library creative director Claire Vallis. “This easy-to-use offering features a complete library of color.” Boasting more than 700 possible SKUs, the multi-fiber family is grouped under two self-descriptive umbrellas: Texture, a tactile group of contrasting surfaces, and Lustre, a shineand-sheen story. The palette ranges from warm neutrals and soft grays to bold versions of citrus, red, and blue.
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A winning by-product of the open-office revolution has been the proliferation of inventive acoustical solutions. One of the category’s latest entrants is Giotto, a sound-absorbing panel system by Sezgin Asku with a distinctive donutlike shape. The internal polyester padding is augmented by the manufacturer’s proprietary acoustic substrate and covered in Trevira CS polyester. The wall-mounted version—installed on a metal bracket in chrome-plated steel or gloss-black finish—can stand alone or gather in groups. The ceiling-suspended option hangs from height-adjustable steel cables. Both are 47 inches across.
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7TH FLOOR A room of one’s own isn’t always easy to find, especially if
you’re a new mother. Teaming with Steelcase, the manufacturer unveils Mamava Mini, a customized version of the office giant’s Brody Work-Lounge system tailored by founders Sascha Mayer and Christine Dodson specifically for breastfeeding and lactation. The 360-degree privacy screen with interior lock shrouds a seating area with footrest, adjustable tablet work surface, task lighting, and storage for a bag or backpack. Two electrical outlets are available to power breast pumps. The prefabricated footprint is minimal: just 72 inches wide, 45 deep, and 60 high. But the impact on comfort and convenience is maximal. Steelcase will help sell and distribute the petite pods.
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10 “The Moiré collection was inspired by Gabriel Dawe’s thread-art installations, which resemble indoor rainbows”
ist Gabriel Dawe strings colorful GABRIEL DAWE sewing thread into prismatic installations that have the shimmering there-but-not-there quality of rainbows. Mannington Commercial has now translated Dawe’s art into works underfoot: modular or broadloom Antron Legacy Type 6,6 nylon carpet made from luminous high-luster yarn. The four patterns within the collection— dubbed Moiré—include Pure Wavelength, with taut crisscrossed lines. This is the artist’s first foray into product design; show your support by heading to the 10th floor now!
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MONDAY, JUNE 11, 10 AM - 10:30 AM Neoculture: The Evolving Cultural Landscape Join us for a forward-looking discussion of Neoculture and its impacts on A&D projects. Featured speakers include Ellen Dunham-Jones, author of Retrofitting Suburbia, and John Clifford, lead architect for the Industry City urban plan. MONDAY, JUNE 11, 3 PM - 6 PM Signature Cocktails & Hors dâ€™Ĺ“uvres
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carnegie SPACE 10-112 The manufacturer one-ups itself again, this time expanding its Xorel Artform collection with several new shapes, including the power couple Criss and Cross. The acoustic tiles are engineered with sound absorption and echo reduction in mind, making them ideal for offices, libraries, and the like; gently beveled edges lend sculptural flair. Comprising 16 shapes (and counting), the collection comes in various Cradle-to-Cradle–certified Xorel textile colorways, and modules are available in multiple sizes.
“Designed with ease in mind, it enables specifiers to customize artful compositions and deliver sound performance”
Hand-drawn lines create an artistic interpretation of a traditional wood visual with varying levels of depth and contour, revealing a beautifully simplistic pattern. This visual paired with vibrant color combinations allow for unexpected and unique design possibilities. Transform Performance everyday with Patcraft. Available late summer 2018. LEARN MORE ABOUT WOODTONE AT NEOCON SHOWROOM 10-160.
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“This collaboration will have a positive influence on the awareness of our iconic, timeless, and accessible design in North America” —Maurits Van der Lande, Artifort vice president of sales
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Studio TK has inked a deal to manufacture and distribute 128-year-old Dutch brand Artifort across North America. Producing select products from its Clayton, North Carolina, facility will provide clients with shorter lead times and a U.S. shipment point, explains Studio TK president Charlie Bell. The alliance is formally unveiled this week, coinciding with the debut of Studio TK’s new 10th-floor showroom, designed by San Francisco creative agency Tolleson. Highlights from the curated seating lineup include Kalm by Patrick Norguet, Pala by Luca Nichetto, Beso by Khodi Feiz, and Nina by René Holten. Similar to Studio TK’s ongoing affiliation with B&B Italia, the arrangement echoes the industry-wide phenomenon of contract furniture manufacturers tapping the expertise of residential sources. In fact, sister brand Teknion is debuting its own partnership with fellow Canadian furnishings brand Gus Design Group.
“The core of the relationship is to continue expanding the Artifort product offering over time” —Charlie Bell, Studio TK president
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11 “Three distinct glitter pigments set against a dark ground create a veritable galaxy”
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Dorothy Cosonas’s latest concoction, Groovy, is just that. The Knoll-exclusive upholstery is inherently waterproof, with an easy-wipe microporous surface awash in sparkling pigment. The 100-percent polyurethane construction passed a seven-week hydrolysis test (exceeding the industry average of five) and can withstand 100,000 double rubs. Groovy is available in six equally dazzling hues, which appear to shift in tone depending on lighting conditions.
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CENTURY : THROUGH THE EYES OF A DESIGNER ®
Join Benjamin Moore color and design spokeswomen Sharon Grech and Sophie Bergeron to see how CENTURY – the first-of-its-kind paint with a soft-touch matte finish – has inspired designers to create uniquely bold and sophisticated spaces for their clients. Sophie and Sharon will reveal their favorites from the 75-color CENTURY collection, and provide expert insights on how to spec CENTURY and other products for all of your interior project needs!
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“Enfold came from the many factories I’ve visited, prompting me to explore the aesthetic appeal of industrial objects”
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Just months after joining
the roster at Knoll, Muuto establishes its beachhead in the office giant’s Mart showroom—and immediately fuels the cross-pollination fire. “Our resi-mercial design can affect workplaces and public environments for the better,” CEO Anders Cleemann says of the Scandinavian brand. Among the pieces to be showcased: Enfold, a sideboard in lacquered steel and oak by Danish designer Thomas Bentzen. “It’s an exploration of the aesthetic appeal of industrial objects, and translating that into the modern home.” Or homey office.
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In the 17th and 18th centuries, darning samplers helped young Dutch women flaunt their embroidery skills. When Maharam senior vice president of design Mary Murphy spotted a few such samplers at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, “I saw a connection to Scholten & Baijings,” she recalls. Carole Baijings and Stefan Scholten had never heard of them but tracked down two antiques, which sparked three geometric patchwork patterns: Darning Sampler, a small-scale woven blend of recycled polyester, cotton, and solution-dyed nylon; Darning Sampler Large, a heavy twill pattern on cotton and solution-dyed nylon; and Darning Sampler Plaid, plain and ribbed weaves of cotton and solution-dyed nylon, with tiny X’s harking back to sampler stitching.
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ki SPACE 1181 Last year, VP of design and product marketing Shawn Green and team upended traditional classroom furniture with a collection, Ruckus, that brought mobility and adaptability to the fore. Now, they return with a coordinating lectern. Its height adjusts pneumatically to any sitting or standing level, while casters allow for mobility. As with all pieces in the line, customization is a key feature: Optional accessories include an acrylic modesty panel, a bookrack, and even a cup holder.
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DINING GUIDE INTERIOR DESIGN
When it’s time to quit the Mart, where should you go to refuel? Our annual roundup of hot, new dining spots helps you decide. [¢] Moderate. [$] Expensive.
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Hit up this new Meyer Davis–designed restaurant for globetrotting dishes inspired by international street foods. See page 104 for more details. 565 West Randolph Street; 312-466-1950.
Beatnik [¢/$] As the name suggests, the decor at this newcomer is decidedly bohemian— Morocco by way of Bali, if you will. Vintage crystal chandeliers, potted plants, layered Persian rugs, and pillow-strewn banquettes predominate, while a bright and airy glass-roofed courtyard tops it off. Dinner is mezze style: shareable Mediterranean plates of haloumi, fried baby eggplant, beet hummus with blue cheese and roasted pepitas, and potatoes three ways with labneh and smoked caviar. Drinks, masterminded by an Aviary alum, are eclectic yet crowd-pleasing. Take the Second Fiddle: bourbon refreshed with pineapple, lemon, turmeric, tarragon, and sumac salt. Delish. 1604 West Chicago Avenue; 312-929-4945.
Bellemore [$] Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos has an Instagram hit on his hands with the Oyster Pie, consisting of a savory oyster custard topped with caviar and accompanied by a glass of champagne. His and pastry chef Allison Schroeder’s delectable delights are served in a 6,000-square-foot space by Studio K that has the feel of a stately manor. Kelly Wearstler tile, custom brass chandeliers, and pink velvet high-top chairs contribute to the subdued-glam aesthetic, while suspended birdcages holding taxidermied peacocks lend eccentric whimsy. 564 West Randolph Street; 312-667-0104.
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Booth One [$]
Inhabiting what had been the famed Pump Room, Booth One is named after its predecessor’s VIP table (think Frank Sinatra)—a tradition that continues today. The reimagined space still features grids of black-and-white celebrity photos snapped on-site, but has been refreshed with an ivorybased palette. (The sumptuous Dimorestudio lighting remains, a holdover from the restaurant’s most recent incarnation as part of Ian Schrager’s Public hotel.) As for the menu, classic dishes like beef Wellington are joined by a few surprises—big-eye tuna sashimi, for one—all prepared with seasonal ingredients. 1301 North State Parkway; 312-649-0535.
Daisies [¢/$] “Midwestern pasta” is the conceit chef Joe Frillman proposes with Daisies, named for his grandmother. Pastas and dumplings on offer range from pierogi and gnocchi to ravioli and tagliatelle, with a focus on local produce and subtlety. Comfort fare comes in the form of onion dip with ridged potato chips modeled on a Frillman family fave. For libations, try the house-made raspberry soda or a beet old-fashioned. The ambience is simple and fresh: woodsy inside, airy out back, where an inviting planterhung patio beckons. The perfect environment in which to unwind. 2523 North Milwaukee Avenue; 773-661-1671.
Gibsons Italia [$] Gibsons’s first culinary endeavor in 12 years is a three-story spectacle situated right on the Loop. The floor-to-ceiling windows and retractable roof, masterminded by architecture firm Knauer Incorporated, frame breathtaking skyline views. Naming mid-century Milan as his key inspiration, Mark Knauer upholstered much of the seating in—what else?—Italian leather. Which seat you choose, however, depends on your appetite. Enjoy a few drinks in the first-floor bar or third-floor lounge, or head to the second story for a traditional fine-dining experience. 233 North Canal Street; 312-414-1100.
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Lonesome Rose [¢] Award-winning bartender Paul McGee teamed up with chef Pete Coenen to produce this supercool Southwestern-style hot spot that’s open from 7AM to 2AM. Rise and dine with breakfast tacos and coffee to go, then return at happy hour for a cocktail at the poured-concrete bar. Whether you’re visiting with a date or the whole crew, be sure to reserve in advance: The wooden banquettes lining the walls fill up quickly. 2101 North California Avenue; 773-770-3414.
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Marisol [$] Located on the ground floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art, this restaurant is a homage to the late Venezuelan-French sculptor María Sol Escobar. A mural by Chris Ofili graces the back wall, playing off furniture in complementary brights. The loosely New American menu features “chameleonic” dishes, from miso butterscotch pudding to the not-to-bemissed no-chickpea hummus, actually a blend of toasted sunflower seeds and artichokes. The most on-brand item on the menu, however, has to be the butter lettuce salad that comes with a dressing from the Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Cookbook. 205 East Pearson Street; 312-799-3599.
Pacific Standard Time [$] Windy City meets West Coast at this California-influenced bistro, the theme present not only in the seven signature cocktails and multiple left coast beers on tap, but also in the interior design: bright, airy, and tranquil, with expansive window walls, comfortable seating, and wooden beams. Pacific Standard Time only opens for dinner (that’s 5PM for you early birds), so don’t miss your chance to try chef Erling-Wu Bower’s unique creations. The ricotta dumplings are especially recommended. 141 West Erie Street; 312-736-1778.
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Proxi [$] Michelin–starred chef Andrew Zimmerman, formerly of Sepia, indulges in wanderlust with an eatery devoted to global street food. Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin flavors are the name of the game, from an elevated Thai beef salad with Wagyu sirloin to a tres leches cake with caramelized goat’s milk. The interiors, situated in a converted printing house with stunning steel-framed windows, are the work of Meyer Davis, which channeled the likeness of a mid-century brasserie—a swooping marble bar, antiqued mirrors, and curved banquettes.
Radio Anago [¢/$] Moodily lit (read: very dark!), this sultry sushi joint is modeled after latenight Tokyo dining joints. Its fresh sushi, sashimi, and steamed pork buns will satisfy classicists, while culinary adventurers will be seduced by the luxe fried chicken gilded with edible gold. The dining room grooves to a trip-hop soundtrack as restaurant-goers imbibe Japanese twists on oldschool cocktails, such as a G&T with citrusy sansho pepper or a sake gimlet. (Sake bombs are also encouraged, for those brave enough to go there.) Bonus: It’s opposite the Mart! 226 West Kinzie Street; radioanago.com.
S.K.Y. [$] When chef Stephen Gillanders opened S.K.Y. this year in one of the city's artsier districts, he wanted it to feel modern and innovative, a reflection of the surrounding community. The result is the stuff of industrial-grunge dreams, with abundant raw concrete complemented by simple wooden tables. The environment may appear tailored to casual fare, but looks can be deceiving: Gillanders’s menu of fresh salads and traditional entrées equals dining at its finest, and guests can reserve a spot at the four-seat chef’s table for complete culinary immersion.
1239 West 18th Street; 312-846-1077.
Sushi-san [$] With chef Kaze Chan at the helm of this hip sushi joint, there’s no questioning the quality of the menu—if you choose to use one, that is. Otherwise, you can call ahead and book the four-seat omakase—or, as it’s called here, “oma-kaze”—the chef’s-choice smorgasbord. There’s also a hand-roll bar, limited to parties of four, where bespoke items are crafted. Once you’ve got your food, kick back and enjoy the minimalist all-wood decor, hip-hop beats, and perhaps one of the joint’s signature cocktails. 63 West Grand Avenue; 312-828-0575.
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Tied House [$] and Schubas Tavern [¢/$] DINING GUIDE
For dinner and a show, this duo from restaurant group Audiotree is a onestop shop. Tied House is a new fine-dining restaurant from James Beard Award winner and Top Chef Masters alumna Debbie Gold, featuring a French-inspired menu with dishes categorized under the labels Vegetable, Land, and Sea. Its sophisticated bistro decor by Gensler contrasts with that of the historic Schubas Tavern to which it’s attached. The 115-year-old bar and music venue was once a Schlitz Brewery saloon. Tied House: 3157 North Southport Avenue; 773-697-4632. Schubas Tavern: 3159 North Southport Avenue; 773-525-2508.
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The Delta [¢] The Mississippi Delta has been called “the most Southern place on Earth,” and this restaurant aims to bring its quintessential charms to Wicker Park. The menu centers on a single item: the region’s hot tamale, a smaller, spicier version of the Latin variety. The Delta’s “red hot” version is made of cornmeal grits and beef brisket. Also available is a vegan variant with wild mushrooms, and a third option that pays homage to the Jim Shoe sandwich—a Chicago specialty with lamb, pastrami, giardiniera, and provolone. If tamales aren’t your style, there are plenty of other dishes to choose from, like grilled catfish or a dry-aged beef burger, plus a full menu of craft cocktails and local brews.
1745 West North Avenue; 773-360-1793.
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The Warbler [¢] This hot-off-the-presses restaurant by the owners of Gather is a true 21st-century venue, from the U-shape bar and exposed-brick wall (owed to a gut renovation) to a menu rife with gourmet flatbreads. A multi-course dinner is $25 a person before 6PM, part of the Warbler’s amiable “Supper Club” program, while the bar serves avian-themed cocktails and beers. Weather permitting, there's a roomy patio.
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Clare Rojas “Egret” Visual artist Clare Rojas also works as folk-country singer Peggy Honeywell. In both mediums, her goal is to pare down themes to their purest essence. Not easy. She likens the process to a child’s first time jumping off a high dive, aka “bouncing courage out.” Rojas is definitely making a splash with this colorful body of work, which evokes natural yet abstract forms. The exhibition features more than 100 new pieces, including this pair of Untitled gouaches on paper. 219 N. Elizabeth Street; 312-496-3552. Thursday–Saturday: 11AM–5PM; by appointment.
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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO
“Otobong Nkanga: To Dig A Hole That Collapses Again” Otobong Nkanga’s first North American museum survey is beautiful but serious. The title, alluding to destroyed landscape, is borrowed from the translated name of a Namibian town dominated by mines. Here, it has inspired her sculpture reflecting on the effects of capitalism. Tapestries and other pieces depict fragmented human forms, violence, and disaster. The site-specific Anamnesis is closer to home. Nkanga constructed a crevice in the shape of a meandering stream, then filled it with spices most commonly imported to Chicago—cardamom, cinnamon, and cumin. Their scent permeates the gallery. 220 E. Chicago Avenue; 312-280-2660. Tuesday and Friday: 10AM–9PM; Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday: 10AM–5PM. Closed Monday.
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“Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute” Everything is designed, “from smart phones to street signs to the buildings we experience daily,” Zoë Ryan explains. She is the curator of this new exhibition that dives into the institute’s 20th- and 21st-century collections. Items are corralled chronologically by theme, teasing out cross-disciplinary connections. From urbanism to the history of ornament, the sections traverse furniture, architectural drawings, and industrial design from the likes of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Louis Kahn. They’re joined by such provocative works as modernday artist Julia Lohmann’s leather-covered Cowbench Janne, which addresses the injustices of the meat industry. Together, the exhibition reveals the critical role design plays in problem-solving. 111 South Michigan Avenue; 312-443-3600. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30AM–5PM; Thursday 10:30AM–8PM; Saturday, Sunday 10:30AM–5PM.
Jennefer Hoffmann “Friday, June 1, 2018”
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Jennefer Hoffmann’s hand-formed ceramics mix different clay bodies, both low- and high-fire, with glazed and unglazed elements. The resulting textures and surfaces yield unexpected and playful forms. Each work is named for its date of production, serving as a record for her intuitive process. Hoffmann’s oeuvre is inspired by her years working in New York and Pairs for fashion designers such as A Détacher. Now living in Chicago, this is the sculptor’s first solo exhibition. 1709 W. Chicago Avenue, 2nd Floor; 312-666-7954. Tuesday–Saturday: 11AM–6PM; by appointment.
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