Bright Holiday Ideas

Monday, November 2, 2009

(all photos courtesy Object Design League)

The Object Design League, working with Pavilion Antiques, is opening a pop-up design store in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Opening the day after Thanksgiving, the shop, called Worth Your Salt, will feature pieces by 19 American designers, including lighting, accessories, jewelry, and household items. The designs explore themes of “industriousness and play” according to a statement from the league. Craighton Berman’s Coil Lamp, for examples, is made from a single electrical cord wrapped around a nearly invisible frame in the form of an everyday table-top light. Click through for a preview of a few of the objects that will be offered.

Lynn Lim’s PenBall turns scattered writing utensils into desktop sculpture.

Steven Haulenbeek’s Dubbot Modular lighting can be configured for different applications. Pieces can be added or subtracted according to changing needs or tastes.

Iacoli&McAllister’s Facets rings are made from scraps of Corian that are laser-cut and polished to a glassy sheen.

Worth Your Salt will be at Pavilion Antiques, 2055 North Damen, Chicago, November 27 through December 11.

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