Uncover one-of-a-kind creations by more than 25 Windy City makers at the Chicago Architecture Center’s shoppable holiday pop-up gallery.
A pair of Lagomorph Design’s Rokka rockers
Holiday shopping is often a daunting endeavor, especially for those who already have it all. Luckily, the Chicago Architecture Center’s shoppable holiday gallery, Archetypes: A Designed Object Pop-Up Shop, offers a plethora of one-of-a-kind gems that those on your list haven’t seen before. “We are providing a completely unique browsing and shopping experience for our design-minded community,” says Eve Fineman, director of exhibitions at the CAC. “The idea for Archetypes is to give visitors a glimpse into the design process by featuring unique prototypes and new concepts by a selected group of talented Chicago designers. None of the pieces we will be displaying are available for purchase anywhere else.” More than 25 Windy City makers, including Refractory Studio’s Angie West and Alberto Velez, and Lagomorph Design’s Seth Deysach have crafted original offerings ranging from glassware and furniture to art and ceramics. “[The pop-up] serves as an inspiring gathering space,” Fineman adds. “It brings together both the CAC’s visitors and the larger Chicago design community.” Through Jan. 7, 111 E. Wacker Drive