After having just celebrated its 25th anniversary, The Golden Triangle is back at it: embracing one of a kind, locally made, small batch goods. Rare for an antique store, the otherwise globally-focused showroom has put a spotlight on Chicago-made furnishings since 2012, with two other like-events featuring local artists with specialties in painting, photography, and jewelry. This time, the 25 year vets are featuring what they know and what their clients love best…furniture.
The opening reception for Made in Chicago III will be held on Thursday April 2nd from 6-9 PM at 330 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Guests who attend and use the hash tag “#MIC-III” on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter will automatically enter into a raffle to win a 3D Printed replica of an artifact from ancient China. A winner will be chosen at random the following day.
In partnership with CS INTERIORS and their new neighbors The 3D Printer Experience, expect to see new designs from some of Chicago’s up-and-coming as well as established furniture-makers; not to mention, demonstrations with the newest advancements in 3D printing technology.
Light appetizers and beverages will be served, RSVP and business attire required. The show will remain up until Friday May 15th. Guests should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st.
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
Jacob Wener of Modern Industry is a household name at The Golden Triangle. The artisan furniture designer will showcase an expanded collection made of metal and hardwood exclusively for the showroom. The pieces are pure with simple lines, bold proportions and solid materials from Cook and Lake counties.
Woodworker Sean Rice (“Lucky”) of LiveForm Design is somewhat new to scene but has been making high-quality furniture in Chicago since 2005. His specialty is selecting unique slabs of local wood, and then designing curvilinear pieces out of them that have been laid out by hand and carved by a computer-controlled router (CNC).
|Ann Clark, architect and professor at both SAIC and RISDI, introduces her ultra-modern laminated wood tables that incorporate digital photography. Her playful pieces challenge our notions of how form, function and appearance interrelate. Can an 18th century carpet become a coffee table? Yes!
Jordan Mozer, seminal designer of commercial and residential interiors, furnishings, and accessories, will show his first collection available to the general public. Mostly cast from bronze and aluminum right here in Chicago, Jordan’s pieces have a sense of whimsical freedom that creates an exciting juxtaposition with the box-like forms that make up most interior spaces.
|The Golden Triangle’s own workroom will show some examples of furniture and installations that combine global elements with local craft and integration. The TV cabinet of the future may very well be made from 200-year old wood from India.
As a bonus, the showroom’s new high-tech neighbor, The 3D Printer Experience, will demonstrate their revolutionary technology by scanning items in the store and reproducing them that same evening. Their storefront now occupies the LaSalle Street end of the showroom.