Design Harvest Top Picks

“If you didn’t notice from our feverish tweeting or from our blog post last week, the annual Design Harvest took place this past weekend. From scoping out new designs to sipping on freshly brewed coffee while walking down Grand Avenue, we thoroughly enjoyed this year’s fall festival. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite finds.”

If you didn’t notice from our feverish tweeting or from our blog post last week, the annual Design Harvest took place this past weekend. From scoping out new designs to sipping on freshly brewed coffee while walking down Grand Avenue, we thoroughly enjoyed this year’s fall festival. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite finds:

The changing of seasons brings about the changing of home décor. Start from the floor up, with Organic Looms one-of-a-kind Tibetan carpets and coverings. Available in a variety of patterns, prints, and textures, these carpets are hand-woven in Nepal. Even better, the rugs are biodegradable, eco-friendly, and non-allergenic.  The company recently moved from its Fulton Market location—check out the new showroom at the Mart Parc Building [401 N. Wells St.].

Interested in adding custom pieces of furniture to your space? Check out Zak Rose, a woodworker from Dock 6 Collective. Using reclaimed materials, he pairs natural woods with sleek, colorful metals. We were all on board with these small round tables. Like what you see? Dock 6 is hosting Design + Art IV, a showcase of their newest designs, on Friday, October 12 from 6 p.m. – midnight and Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Another furniture manufacturer we found is Oak Park–based Modern Industry [907 N. Mapleton Ave.]. To “bring the art of handcraftsmanship back to the world of home furnishings,” Jacob Wener designs and builds all of his pieces himself out of reclaimed, solid hardwoods and steel. Shown here: the La Rascasse cabinet.

Casa Couture [3256 N. Damen Ave.] in Roscoe Village refinishes vintage furniture to give it a fresh, new look. From the chest of drawers to the armoire, we were digging these shabby-chic creations. 

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