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Take a Look at This Week’s Local Design News, Trends, and Events

Wright20’s American Design auction, Chinese New Year giveaways at Pagoda Red, and more

Nelson Thin Edge Bed Collection by George Nelson   Photo: Courtesy of Design Within Reach

Bid for iconic 20th-century designs from a broad spectrum of renowned designers, including Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, at Wright20’s (1440 W. Hubbard St.) American Design auction on February 11. The event includes over 150 home décor pieces and starts online at noon. Furniture preview is by appointment only.

If you’re craving more mid-century home furnishings, Design Within Reach (755 W. North Ave.) is now carrying the Nelson Thin Edge Bed Collection by George Nelson. The bed was originally designed in 1954 and is back in production thanks to a special collaboration between the George Nelson Foundation and Herman Miller.

Chinese New Year is February 8, and it’s the year of the smart, witty monkey. Pagoda Red (400 N. Morgan St.), a Chinese antique and contemporary art showroom, is celebrating with a collection of 18th- and 19th-century monkeys on display and a red-envelope giveaway. In Chinese culture, red envelopes are normally filled with money and given as New Year gifts to children; Pagoda Red will stuff its envelopes with surprise gifts: something for your home, wallet, or taste buds. The event runs February 8 through the 20th.

All throughout February, Lightology (215 W. Chicago Ave.,) is offering 10 percent off select contemporary styles from Feiss, Sea Gull Lighting, Kichler Vanity Lighting, and the Lightology Collection, as well as other deals including 20 percent off Harco Loor lighting. Check out the shop’s website for other brands on sale or visit its 20,000-square-foot showroom for a closer look.

Fredman Design Group’s new retail store, 350 West (1131 W. Armitage Ave.), is having a sample sale until the end of February, offering discounts between 10 and 40 percent on home décor. All furniture pieces are part of the sample sale, including sofas, end tables, dining tables, buffets, and more.

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