O’Brien Harris’s New Metropolitan Collection (left) exudes a Georgian aesthetic inspired by a recent renovation at
London’s Savoy hotel. Sleek bamboo cabinets in a modern kitchen from Bentwood’s Pacific Rim collection (top right);
an island in alder wood with a praline finish (bottom right) reflects the firm’s traditional side.
Kitchen designers Laura O’Brien and Peter Harris will stake their claim on a piece of River North turf this month when they open O’Brien Harris Luxury Kitchens and Baths in the showroom-saturated neighborhood. Both spent more than ten years as senior designers at Christopher Peacock Cabinetry; they’ve joined forces to create sophisticated spaces infused with a modern English aesthetic (Harris hails from London). The duo’s debut cabinet line, the New Metropolitan Collection, was inspired by a recent renovation of the Savoy hotel in London. Options include doors inlaid with black agate and mother-of-pearl.
500 N. Wells St., 312-464-9460, obrienharris.com
Bentwood Luxury Kitchens
Joining the ranks of the Mart’s LuxeHome boutiques in mid-November is this Texas-based purveyor of kitchens that cover all the stylistic bases: traditional, transitional, and contemporary. With two decades of experience and a nationwide network of showrooms and dealers already on its resumé, the company will occupy a 1,500-square-foot space with vignettes showcasing both Old World craftsmanship and up-to-the-minute technol- ogy—things like hidden hinges and super-resilient finishes.
Merchandise Mart, 312-321-1113, bentwoodkitchens.com
Wisconsin-based artist Dick Cooley will exhibit at the One of a Kind Show and Sale.
One of a Kind Show and Sale
Just in time for holiday shopping, more than 600 designers and artists will participate in the tenth annual edition of this popular Mart sale. The sprawling event on the eighth floor offers a juried selection of work by artists from around the world—ceramics, furniture, clothing, jewelry, wall art, photography, and more. All ticket proceeds on opening day (expect entertainment and bars from noon to 9 p.m.) benefit Children’s Memorial Hospital. December 2-5, $12 adults, $9 seniors and students, children 12 and under free, oneofakindshowchicago.com
PHOTOGRAPH: (o’Brien harris) PKDog, Inc.