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Extravaganza of 3-D Art

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Glass vessel by artist Toots Zynksy. Photo Courtesy of

Art is not only for your walls! Plan to visit SOFA Chicago (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair) on Navy Pier November 2 to 5 and explore hundreds of three-dimensional works of art for your home. While you’re there, please join me and Chicago interior designers Michael Del Piero, Linc Thelen and  Jorge Simes for a panel discussion Friday, November 3, on collecting and displaying art. Andrea Mills, editor-in-chief of Interiors Chicago, will moderate the lively and information-packed conversation at the Navy Pier Sculpture Garden. We will talk about starting an art collection, how we discover artists, art and galleries, designing a room around a piece of art, trends in framing, how to combine 2-D and 3-D art and how we, as designers, balance a client’s personal taste in art with design aesthetics. Modern Luxury’s Interiors Chicago magazine is sponsoring the event, which begins with a cocktail hour from 3 to 4 PM, immediately followed by the panel discussion. 

“Pirouette” by David Erdman. Photo Courtesy of

Plan to make a day of it, or at least part of a day! SOFA Chicago showcases roughly 80 dealers and draws 35,000 people annually. The event includes a lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artwork on view and trends in the art world. For ticket information and more, visit:

This is a wonderful show – hope to see you there!

Susan Brunstrum





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