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Six Things to See at the Guerrilla Truck Show

Rain or shine, tonight’s annual party on Fulton Market draws a hip crowd of design lovers.

Pot racks made by Merkled Design, one of the exhibitors at tonight’s Guerrilla Design Show.   Photo: Courtesy of Merkled Design

Heading over to the Guerrilla Truck Show tonight? You should be! It’s the 10th anniversary of this outdoor indie design fest, which coincides annually with the NeoCon design industry trade fair at the Merchandise Market (NeoCon ends tomorrow). The design and beer will be flowing from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Dozens of trucks park up and down Fulton Market, with Morlen Sinoway Atelier, a modern home furnishings store, serving as a sort of hub (it was design-loving Sinoway who started the event a decade a go). Inside the trucks, find lots of cool furniture, accessories and all-around inventive stuff dreamt up by up-and-coming (and some established) regional designers.

Here are six things to look out for:

  • Work by students from students of Harrington College of Design.
  • Totally colorful (yes, even neon) metal furniture by Merkled.
  • A truck appointed by interior designers Randy Heller and Michael Del Piero for River North Design District (these stylish women will surely bring a new, sophisticated touch to the show).
  • An off-site party with Object Society, a group of amazing, more established designers, who have been exhibiting together for the last several years—definitely worth the quick stroll to 950 W. Fulton.
  • Upholstered goods by Workroom Couture Home. They’ve been around for a while, but are new to the show. They have gorgeous fabrics. 
  • Rustic, recycled, and just-edgy-enough home furnishings and accessories from Solo Home Desgin.


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