The contemporary European furniture dealer Home Element has moved to a new location in River North and will now focus primarily on the Italian line Jesse, which specializes in entertainment units, closets, and shelving, but also manufactures sofas, beds, and dining furniture—all of a slick, minimalist persuasion. Called Jesse by Home Element, the 5,000-square-foot showroom has a separate section dedicated to some other brands previously carried at Home Element, such as Clei (best known for its stylish wall beds). 745 N. Wells St., 312-787-3358,,

1) Manhattan shelving unit, wood particleboard (shown here, lacquered white; also available with multi-laminar oak or walnut veneer) with iron shelves, $4,269 to $5,189.


2) Walk-in closet made of wood particleboard faced with dark oak melamine, $3,875 for configuration shown. 3) Lina leather chair with frame of iron tubing finished in black epoxy, $1,450. 4) Hanging-door closet with recessed handles, honeycomb core faced with white-lacquered melamine, $5,565.