The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design.
SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago’s Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. This year the expo takes place November 1-4 and the River North Design District (RNDD) is thrilled to be a part of it.
RNDD and our Members are taking part in a series of exciting and informative events and lectures. Get your tickets to SOFA now so you don’t miss out!
Living with Art: Designer Vignettes
For the first time at SOFA, the fair will feature designer vignettes centering around the theme Living with Art. Nicholas Moriarity of Nicholas Moriarty Interiors, Michael Stornello and Tom Konopiots from Vincere along with The Golden Triangle with Adam Siegel will all be designing booths as an extension of their design aesthetic meant to help collectors and homeowners visualize the art in their home and how to display their collections in creative ways. Learn more here.
“We embrace the concept of “Living with Art” in every project we do, as we believe that art is central to crafting spaces that are authentic to our clients’ tastes and lifestyles. Our installation boldly exemplifies this notion, embodying a “his and hers” sitting room, lush in detail and enveloping in its use of art. The deep jewel-toned backdrop creates the perfect setting for dramatic and thought-provoking works by artists from around the world.”Vincere
Friday, November 2nd, 3pm
Cocktail Reception and Panel Discussion
The cocktail reception will be from 3-4pm followed by a Panel Discussion with local and distinguished designers, tastemakers and artists: Doug Van Tress of The Golden Triangle, Michael Stornello and Tom Konopiots of Vincere, Nicholas Moriarty of Nicholas Moriarty Interiors, and artist Marco Miller. The panel will be moderated by Andrea Mills, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago.
Location: The Living with Art Lounge, across from The Cadillac Booth at Navy Pier.
Get your tickets here! Save 25% with discount code MODERN.
Friday, November 2nd at 7pm
MANSION: A SOFA Soiree
The official SOFA after party at The Golden Triangle. Join us for fantastical fare, libations and entertainment.
Space is limited so get your tickets now!
Saturday, November 3rd at 2pm
Artist Adam Siegel is holding a lecture on “Evolution Theory Creating Revolutionary Spaces with Art.”
Sunday, November 4th at 1:30pm
Doug Van Tress, owner of The Golden Triangle will be leading a tour of the Expo for the Art Deco Society of New York.
Offering SOFA CHICAGO 2018 patrons and collectors new ways to navigate the extraordinary artwork at the show, SELECTS highlights pieces chosen by noted curators, designers, and critics. Several of our distinguished RNDD Designers have been chosen to review the fair and make their picks, which will also be noted at the fair and accessible online for easy reference. These designers will also be giving private tours at the expo highlighting their favorite pieces from the show. Tour dates, times and guides are listed below:
Saturday, November 3rd:
12:00 pm – Steve Kadlec of KADLEC Architecture + Design
2:00 pm – Michael Stornello and Tom Konopiots of Vincere
4:00 pm – Nicholas Moriarty of Nicholas Moriarty Interiors
Sunday, November 4th:
12:00 pm – Janet Shiff of Blutter Shiff Design Associates
2:00 pm – Mitchell Channon of Mitchell Channon Design
4:00 pm – Robin Thomas of Robin Thomas Design