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Idea Tree

ITT students’ impressive show of their furniture and accessory pieces runs through June 29…

Students at the Illinois Institute of Technology have been working since January on furniture and accessory pieces derived from the wood of a single elm tree downed in a violent storm here last summer. Horigan Urban Forest Products provided the wood; Sawbridge Studios provided mentors in the way of craftsmen and furniture makers. A few weeks ago, I, along with Lloyd Natof of SL Natof Design and Gunny Harboe of Harboe Architects, judged the students’ final projects. See the results in a show called Idea Tree, which runs through June 29 at the Illinois Steel Building, 77 S. Dearborn (Mondays-Fridays 10 am-6 pm). It’s part of the Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art project. Pictured here is one of the winning projects, a wood/steel coffee table by student Fotini Halvatzis. Shown on the coffee table are Halvatzis’s candlesticks of elm and acrylic. Also shown in the background on the right is a side table by Kuanhoa Chen. There’s some impressive stuff in this show; the students did an amazing job with what is a fairly unforgiving material: wood, with all its imperfections. A+’s all ’round.

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