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100 - Farm Girls by Tina Simonds
Market Value: $4,500
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Designer: Tina Simonds of Simonds Design

Description: An existing pair of lovely Victorian beauties, with raised panels of carved Wheat, to symbolize the Harvesting of Talent, and the Charity of the Event. The original large inset glass glistens with utter transparency, beveled and etched with a delicately strung band of beading. All of these fragile elements are protected by the application of reclaimed CASE Combine Steel Guards, which are fastened with Combine Bailing Wire, and are gathered together using Old Fluorescent Light Fixture Chains. These are then kept Taut by a CASE Corn-Head Gathering Chain Sprocket, and Old Screen Door Springs. Lastly, the Bottom Rail of the Vintage Doors will be Guarded using a 1965 FORD Pick-up Truck's inside Door access Panel cut in half and ffixed to the door as a Kickplate. All of the Brass Plated Hardware os Original to the Door. These Gals just want to have Fun, but not damage any of their Goods! Do Treat our Farm Girls Well! And if you do, they will Protect You and Your's.

Special Thanks to Charles L. Ewen & Thomas Hill of Charles Ewen Farms.

 

101 - Blaze by Emily Mackie
Market Value: $8,000
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Designer: Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors

Description: Mackie created a stunning one-of-a-kind piece made from the Underscore Cube bath by Kohler. “Blaze" was made by in-filling a black lacquer frame with cubes of wood from a vintage door, which were blowtorched and wrapped in thick gold brass banding. Opposing seats of different heights and an extra-deep well accommodate two bathers for a Japanese-style soaking experience.

Special Thanks to: Kohler Co., Chicago Fabrications, Crawford Supply

102 - Midnight Reprieve by Mia Rao Design
Market Value: $4,000
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Designer: Mia Rao Design

Description: A mysterious nook, a bench with shimmer, glass art unclear; a resting spot after a night of good cheer.

Special Thanks: Fabrication by Navillus WoodWorks, Textiles courtesy of Lucid collections and Misia by Casamance; Upholstery by Covers Unlimited.

103 - The Cup of Seven Herbs by P.K. VanderBeke
Market Value: $1,400
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Designer: P.K. VanderBeke

Description: The Cup of Seven Herbs, written and illustrated by Sam Fink, tells an inspiring story especially relevant in these tumultuous times.

Special Thanks to Sam Fink, Miguel Pereda, Sophie Levy-Kohn + Michael Levy.

104 - Passport Commode by Tom Stringer Design Partners
Market Value: $2,100
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Designer:Tom Stringer Design Partners

Description: A reclaimed oak door is beautifully converted into a colonial style two door paneled cabinet. Transformed in Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy, a timeless, deeply saturated hue of navy blue, our "Passport Commode" evokes maritime traditions and adventures at sea. A boldly scaled Indo-Ikat handprinted wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries further invites you to travel across faraway lands and dresses the front doors for a striking contrast and an element of texture with the natural handcrafted Manila hemp.

Special Thanks to Phillip Jeffries & Holly Hunt for their generous donation of the beautiful wallcovering.

105 - Leave Your Ego At The Door by Studio K
Market Value: $2,500
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Designer: Studio K

Description: A white, crackle finish door, traced in pink neon represents the blend of Studio K's classic style with a modern twist.

Special Thanks to Studio K and Neon Design (Fletcher Honorama, Inc.)

106 - I Was Into Renaissance Since the Middle Ages by Strangelovely
Market Value: $1,200
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Designer: Strangelovely

Description: This playful room-divider consists of three Gothic arch-shaped panels on hinges. The panels are each painted with a figure in acrylic inspired by 15th century Italian painting. They are surrounded by gold-tone leaf and brass upholstery tacks. The figures also feature touches of contemporary culture such as Converse sneakers, an iPhone, and a can of PBR. These are the original hipsters.

Special Thanks to Ginny Robbins, Sean Michael Fliex at Illumination Art and Design.

107 - Screen Door by SPACE Architects + Planners
Market Value: $500
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Designer: SPACE Architects + Planners

Description: "Screen Door" is comprised of 2 recycled doors, combined to form a single folding partition. One door acts as the outer frame while the other, deconstructed + refurbished, floats on lengths of copper creating a screen. Fold, unfold, and reposition screen door to define & redefine your interior spaces.

Special Thanks to Architectural Artifacts for the awesome doors; Our "door" team at SPACE: Meredith, Tess, Dan, Drew, Garret, and Lisa.

108 - Table It by Soucie Horner, Ltd.
Market Value: $3,500
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Designer: Soucie Horner, Ltd.

Description: A place to gather. To rest glassware. Feet. And above all, cares - communally, over conversation, Chalis or champagne in hand. Warmth, defined: by its inky blue lacquered surface, by the artistry of its hand-woven SHIIR inset, by the convivial - or contemplative - assembly of those we hold dear, who inspire us, who understand us. Contrast, texture, tone. Please take a seat. 44" L x 30" W x 18" H.

Special Thanks to: SHIIR Rugs, Barron Custom Furniture.

109 - HIP BOX01 by Paul Tebben (Ellipsis Architecture) and Shannon Favia (Artist)
Market Value: $5,000
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Designers: Paul Tebben (Ellipsis Architecture) and Shannon Favia (Artist)

Description: The Happy Inside Project started as a painting & has evolved through collaborations. The HIP BOX01 represents a choice every human has to make; to be happy. Are you going to stay in the gray? Or let your light shine?

110 - Bar Mondrian by Mitchell Channon Design
Market Value: $12,000
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Designer: Mitchell Channon Design

Description: Inspired by the art of Mondrian and the varietal colors of grapes, we convert an old entry door into a stylish, asymmetrical bar cabinet. We render the door's original components in metallic silver. Behind its re-purposed glass panes lies a home for your favorite wines. The remaining portions of the door become open shelving for accessories and harder spirits. Another door always opens --- the celebration starts here!

Special Thanks: Cabinet fabrication by Mica Furniture Manufacturing; Finishing by H.H. Decorating Group, Inc.

111 - Love More. Hate Less. by Nora Schneider Interior Design as realized by Golden Triangle Atelier
Market Value: $4,000
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Designer:Nora Schneider Interior Design as realized by Golden Triangle Atelier

Description: Tower of drawers.

Special Thanks to Golden Triangle.

112 - Necklace 1 by PROjECT Interiors
Market Value: $250
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Designer: PROjECT Interiors

113 - An Open Confessional by Roberta M. Feldman and Steven Smutny
Market Value: $2,750
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Designer: Roberta M. Feldman and Steven Smutny

Description: The painting in An Open Confessional, created by artist Leslie Rosen while dying of AIDS in the 1980's, was a study for a larger installation. It was conceived as a protest against a public that was indifferent, at best, to the AIDS crisis. The painting is donated by Leslie's loving sister, Roberta Feldman.

114 - BLACKBIRD by Francine Turk
Market Value: $10,000
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Designer:Francine Turk

Description:Oil stick, metallic pigment and graphite on black gesso.

115 - Garden Party by JamesThomas Interiors
Market Value: $3,500
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Designer: JamesThomas Interiors

Description: An urban potting and garden oasis.

Special Thanks to Ovi Poenr at Eurocraft, Primo Interiors; Granite Style Design.

116 - Curiosity by Kehoe Designs
Market Value: $1,800
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Designer:Kehoe Designs

Description: Vertical sculpture featuring shelving, lighting, and domestic garden opportunities. Materials include found doors, exotic hardwood, hardware, lighting fixture, and natural elements.

Special Thanks to Cody Williams, Artist.

117 - Getting to the Point by Stephen and Janessa Gertz of MILIEU
Market Value: $4,500
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Designers: Stephen and Janessa Gertz of MILIEU

Description:Inspired by the ornamental detailing of European doors seen in their travels, MILIEU, applies a modern twist to the application. MILIEU has created an artful piece that is functional, as well as, beautiful. Incorporating materials unique to doors; elements of antique mirror, cone spikes and metallic accents offer a nod to fashion, rather than the historical aspects associated with these massive doors found over seas.

Special Thanks to Hylan Design, Baldwin Hardware, Orlandi Statuary, Evanston Glass and Mirror, ATGStores.com, Build.com, and Oscar Isberian Rugs.

118 - Wingin' It by Steve Grigoletti & Annie Davis
Market Value: $250
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Designers: Steve Grigoletti & Annie Davis

Description: Wooden Biplane made from solid core door.

Special Thanks toChicago House, Architectural Artifacts, Room & Board, and Randy Grigoletti.

119 - The Portal Vessel
Market Value: $225
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Designer: Chad Liptak (Facebook @TurninTimberWoodworking)

Description: This piece contains 196 individual pieces cut & glued together to form a blank. Each piece was precisely cut at 15" angles and measured accurately to form rings. Once glued, the blank was then shaped on a lathe using hand tools called gorges & skews.

Special Thanks toGary Liptak, Room & Board, Architectural Artifacts.

120 - Untitled 1 by Erin Minckley Chlaghmo from Relativity Textiles, LLC
Market Value: $2,400
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Designer: Erin Minckley Chlaghmo from Relativity Textiles, LLC

Description: Hand laid wood mosaic from two doors and purple heart wood

Special Thanks to Rob Christopher from Emotive Reclaim, Ali from Autotelic and Brendon Fox. 

121 - "Keyed" by Kitchen Lab Design
Market Value: $1,500
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Designer: Kitchen Lab Design

Description: ...try try again.


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122 - Real Love Opens Doors by Lisa Heinz of Cityspace Design Inc.
Market Value: $3,000
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Designer:Lisa Heinz of Cityspace Design Inc.

Description:An early 20th century quartersawn oak nine-panel door hand refinished (by designer) w/ quote carved from animal hide. The piece represents the proverbial door opening easily, and channels the many types of skin we as a people are in.

Special Thanks to Tutor Bladon Conner of AB Studio for the use of his equipment and space.

123 - Uprooted by Mike Hines for Epoch Floral
Market Value: $2,500
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Designer:Mike Hines for Epoch Floral

Description: A "natural" door expressing nature's uprooted attitude.

124 - REcycle by Modern Millwork Innovations (MMI)
Market Value: $12,170
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Designers: Modern Millwork Innovations (MMI)

Description: Brothers Mike & Aaron Leary, of MMI, wanted an extreme transformation for their door project. Creating something that highlighted creativity and ability when budget is removed from the equation. "REcycle", both designed and fabricated by Mike & Aaron, achieves just that.

What was once a gym door was broken down and reconstructed into a fixed gear road bike. Combining this door, a used bike from Craiglist and raw steel made this possible. The seat was hand crafted from teh few solid Oak parts of the door, while the frame of the bike was made from the stave core parts of the door. The wood has been burned and wire brushed to bring out some additional character. Metal parts were either painted a flat black or left to their natural glory. While this bike is not for riding, it does make a beautiful display piece in any home or business.

Special Thanks to our families for supporting us. Especially Sharon Leary, Mike Leary, Erica Posey, and Danielle Leary for supporting the crazy and time-demanding activities we get involved in.

125 - Chloe's First Sunrise by Christopher M. Trejo
Market Value: $2,000
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Designer: Christopher M. Trejo

Description: Standing Table/Floor Lamp

Special Thanks to my niece Chloe, sister Mona, Chris Cunningham, and Chris Cieslak.

126 - House Guest by Daniel Nolan of Nolan Studios
Market Value: $1,800
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Designer: Daniel Nolan of Nolan Studios

Description: Wall art composed of wood and brass.

Special Thanks to James Hartis, Scott Ammarell, Chicago House, and Architectural Artifacts.

127 - Black Tower by The Golden Triangle
Market Value: $2,200
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Designer: The Golden Triangle

Description:I was inspired by French design. The formality of black and the energy of red, together--how French!

Special Thanks to Golden Triangle Atelier Staff.

128 - The Rookery Table by Elizabeth Krueger Design
Market Value: $4,100
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Designer: Elizabeth Krueger Design

Description: Two grand doors with unique scallop trim are reinvented as a refined rustic dining table. A distressed leather adds softness and depth to its design while the suspended light and eucalyptus feature adds romance and dimension.

Special Thanks to Eli Wyn, Holly Hunt, Oscar Isberian, and Symmetry Hardware.

129 - Rhapsody in Blue by Amy Kartheiser Design
Market Value: $1,000
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Designer: Amy Kartheiser Design

Description: Blue lacquer bench with blue cushioned seats and backs.

Special Thanks to Chicago Upholstery & Drapery; Lucid Collections.

130 - Sitting Pretty by Brynn Olson Design Group
Market Value: $2,860
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Designer: Brynn Olson Design Group

Description: Whether you're sitting up or lounging down, you're always sitting pretty enveloped in Holly Hunt luxe silk velvet surrounded by a French-inspired black cerused frame. This bespoke design is a modern Deco mashup keeping contemporary, clean lines and the perfect dose of brass.

Special Thanks toHolly Hunt and Chicago Showroom.

131 - Perfectly Paired by Bradley Bowden
Market Value: $500
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Designer:Bradley Bowden

Description: Single panel door turned into two mid-century inspired cocktail tables/benches with leather insets, custom hairpin legs and Architectural Artifacts accents.

Special Thanks to ATS Design Studio, Barron Custom Furniture.

132 - Nocturne Cocktail Stand by Bruce Fox
Market Value: $9,500
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Designer: Bruce Fox

Description: BRUCE FOX DESIGN is a boutiqe interior design firm committed to exceptional client service. Equally inspired by the "art of nature" and "the nature of art," Bruce Fox's evocative, richly layered compositions reflect his appreciation for authentic materials, fine craftsmanship and objects that record traces of time and the mark of human hands.

The inspiration for "Nocturne Cocktail Stand" came from Fox's daily views of Lake Michigan from his Mies van der Rohe apartment. Within a frame created from the original salvaged doors of solid mahogany, translucent blue lacquer and shagreen-textured leather evoke the lake at twilight. Fitted with brass hardware, plinth & sabots and an interior glass shelf, this elegant statement piece is a true reflection of Chicago's beautiful skyline.

Special Thanks: BRUCE FOX DESIGN would like to give special thanks to Rohan Ward Designs and Norton Inc. for donating time and expertise for the wood and metal construction. Thanks also to Katonah Architectural Hardware for donating the hinges, to Edelman Leathers and Waterworks for discounting the leather and door pulls, and finally, to Elements for loaning the collection of display items.

133 - Study in Silk, Satin, Leather and Brass by Vincere, Ltd.
Market Value: $4,000
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Designer:Vincere, Ltd.

Description: The perfect study door, upholstered in silk mohair, with a satin paint finish, leather and brass trim, and natural brass hardware.

Special Thanks to Bloomfield Development, Oakley Interiors, Samuel & Sons, and Chicago Brass.

134 - Woven and Lit by Anne Abueva
Market Value: $300
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Designer: Anne Abueva

Description: A study of contrasts: light and shadow / steel and cotton / tough and delicate all within the framework of a beautifully aged wood door. This piece is intended to be used either as a headboard or over a long buffet table.

Special Thanks to Steve Abueva.

135 - Contemporary Bar by Scott Dresner of Dresner Design
Market Value: $3,500
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Designer: Scott Dresner / Dresner Design

Description: Original door stripped, sanded and stained gray with antique mirror, lighting and perforated stainless steel shelves.

Special Thanks to Dean Harris (77 Service LLC), Mark Brunetti (Avenue Metal Manufacturing Co.), Mariusz Karnas (H&M Flooring Design, Inc.)

136 - Table #10 by Patricia Hall & Erin Schremp of West Town Home + Decor
Market Value: $3,100
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Designer: Patricia Hall & Erin Schremp of West Town Home + Decor

Description: This table was created as a study of the technique used to make the door & how it would look if it were sliced, disassembled then repurposed.

Special Thanks to Margaret O'Neil.

137 - Wheel of Chance by Ruthie Alan
Market Value: $3,000
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Designer: Ruthie Alan

Description: Spin the wheel and take your chance.

138 - DECONSTRUCT 1 by Lukas Machnik
Market Value: $7,800
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Designer:Lukas Machnik

Description: "DECONSTRUCT" is a series of 5 objects made from 1 vintage solid wood church door. The Gothic style door was torched, stripping away layers of paint to reveal the raw material. The door was then deconstructed and reconstructed with the added element of ebonized steel plates into 2 chairs, 2 tables and 1 sculpture. With brutalist architecture and minimalism as reference points, Machnik's DECONSTRUCT is emblematic of his signature aesthetic developed under his eponymous design firm Lukas Machnik Design.

Special Thanks to Lukas Machnik Design

139 - DECONSTRUCT 2 by Lukas Machnik
Market Value: $6,200
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Designer:Lukas Machnik

Description: "DECONSTRUCT" is a series of 5 objects made from 1 vintage solid wood church door. The Gothic style door was torched, stripping away layers of paint to reveal the raw material. The door was then deconstructed and reconstructed with the added element of ebonized steel plates into 2 chairs, 2 tables and 1 sculpture. With brutalist architecture and minimalism as reference points, Machnik's DECONSTRUCT is emblematic of his signature aesthetic developed under his eponymous design firm Lukas Machnik Design.

Special Thanks to Lukas Machnik Design

140 - DECONSTRUCT 3 by Lukas Machnik
Market Value: $4,000
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Designer:Lukas Machnik

Description: "DECONSTRUCT" is a series of 5 objects made from 1 vintage solid wood church door. The Gothic style door was torched, stripping away layers of paint to reveal the raw material. The door was then deconstructed and reconstructed with the added element of ebonized steel plates into 2 chairs, 2 tables and 1 sculpture. With brutalist architecture and minimalism as reference points, Machnik's DECONSTRUCT is emblematic of his signature aesthetic developed under his eponymous design firm Lukas Machnik Design.

Special Thanks to Lukas Machnik Design

141 - Juxtaposition by Ashley Buxbaum of Nate Berkus Associates
Market Value: $2,500
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Designer: Ashley Buxbaum, Nate Berkus Associates

Description: Hand-done paint strokes on a canvas wrapped door with a custom 1/4" frame.

Special Thanks to Antiques on Old Plank Road.

142 - Worth Waiting by Linc Thelen
Market Value: $5,500
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Designer: Linc Thelen

Description: Modern lacquered bench with artwork.

143 - RBS Obelisk by Steven Haulenbeek
Market Value: $8,000
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Designer: Steven Haulenbeek

Description: The RBS Obelisk recreates the door as a monument, removing all utility and distilling the piece to its most simplistic aesthetic. The door is transformed from an object that one passes through, to an object that occupies human space and must be engaged accordingly.

144 - Necklace 2 by PROjECT Interiors
Market Value: $250
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Designer: PROjECT Interiors

145 - DORRIS 1 by PYR
Market Value: $900
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Designer: PYR: Jason Dowling, Savanna Daniel, Kelly Engelbrecht

Description: Two custom, individual lamps created from existing door materials. One custom lasercut lamp shade and one without.

Special Thanks to PYR and Lamarr Reid.

146 - DORRIS 2 by PYR
Market Value: $900
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Designer:PYR: Jason Dowling, Savanna Daniel, Kelly Engelbrecht

Description:Two custom, individual lamps created from existing door materials. One custom lasercut lamp shade and one without.

Special Thanks toPYR and Lamarr Reid.

147 - Orion Console by Michael Abrams Interiors
Market Value: $2,500
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Designer: Michael Abrams Interiors

Description: Credenza

Special Thanks to Eurocraft Millwork

148 - The Collection by Michael Del Piero Good Design
Market Value: $3,000
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Designer: Michael Del Piero Good Design

Description: Our repurposed door houses a collection of art, objects and artifacts from around the globe. Although each individual is shaped and colored differently, we can all live together in harmony.

Special Thanks to Joel Flores

149 - Royal Gentry by Lewis Giannoulias Interiors
Market Value: $8,000
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Designer: Lewis Giannoulias Interiors

Description: Original artwork by Greg Dickerson. Framed in 22Kt gold and suede by Armand Lee.

Special Thanks to Greg Dickerson for his time and tenacity.

150 - Untitled by Shakoor Interiors
Market Value: $3,000
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Designer: Shakoor Interiors

Description: Dimensional, cut & painted wood, LED sconces (pair).

Special Thanks to Bridgewater Studio, Eric Cup (owner)

151 - Untitled 2 by Erin Minckley Chlaghmo from Relativity Textiles, LLC
Market Value: $2,500
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Designer:Erin Minckley Chlaghmo from Relativity Textiles, LLC

Description:Gouache, latex and acrylic paint on door with frame from two doors.

Special Thanks toRob Christopher from Emotive Reclaim, Ali from Autotelic and Brendon Fox.

152 - In Your Best Light by Phillip Lantz Design
Market Value: $1,200
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Designer: Phillip Lantz of Phillip Lantz Design

Description: Two 9 ft. doors lit on grid with party bulbs, one marquis, one stage, set perpindicular to each other.

Special Thanks to Architectural Artifacts.

153 - Embrace Your Patina by Architectural Artifacts, Inc.
Market Value: 1,650
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Designer: Architectural Artifacts, Inc.

Description:Time and the elements have helped to create the unique patina on this door in the same way that your lifes journey has helped to create your individual appearance. Use lifes palette, create your desired patina and embrace it.

Special Thanks to Kristian Damholt for the custom mount.

154 - Inward by Matthew Skudlarek
Market Value: $250
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Designer: Matthew Skudlarek of Room & Board

Description: Painted Door.

Special Thanks to Room & Board.

155 - Necklace 3 by PROjECT Interiors
Market Value: $250
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Designer: PROjECT Interiors

156 - Rear Window by Kimberly Hooker
Market Value: $1,800
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Designer: Kimberly Hooker

Description: Repurposed French door on antique porch posts, featuring original life studies drawn by Kimberly.

Special Thanks toCedar Creek Interiors.

157 - House 1 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
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Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

 

SBS Studio

158 - House 2 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
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Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

159 - House 3 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
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Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

160 - House 4 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
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Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

161 - House 5 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

162 - House 6 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

163 - House 7 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

164 - House 8 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

165 - House 9 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

166 - House 10 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

167 - House 11 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

168 - House 12 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

169 - House 13 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

170 - House 14 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

171 - House 15 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

172 - House 16 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

173 - House 17 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

174 - House 18 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

175 - House 19 by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Market Value: $1,000
Details
Details:

Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

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Designer: Candis Queen (Designer), Bonnie Hopp (Designer), Hannah Clark (Designer), Union Art + Design (Art Consultant), Richard Blackwell (Artist), Proto Pasta (3D Printer), The Cremation Society of Illinois (Cremation Services)

“Ash (Rising in small increments)”

Ash” is a visceral response to the barriers people with HIV/AIDS face and a representation of hope that the Chicago House provides to the community. The 20 unique sculptures that comprise “Ash”, capture the process of destroying closed doors and barriers, and at the same time, representing a rebirth of a new city filled with shelter and warmth. 

Organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, Washington State, and Illinois collaborated to bring “Ash” to life. Each party pushed the limits of their craft - all genuinely moved and excited to be a part of this project and support the mission of Chicago House.

Designers from Pierre-Yves Rochon and art consultants from Union Art + Design, were responsible for the concept and curation of “Ash”.

The Cremation Society of Illinois was fittingly called upon to eliminate the barrier in this project and turn the symbolic large oak door into ash. During the height of the AIDS crisis through all the pain and struggle, The Cremation Society of Illinois welcomed those in need with sensitivity and grace when others turned them away.

Artist, Richard Blackwell envisioned the reincarnation of the ash into unique sculptures representing shelters. Inspired by the floor plans and footprints of houses, his 20 original designs build a surreal, urban landscape.

To assist in the creation of the sculptures, Proto-Pasta, a 3-D printing and product development studio were asked to create a new material of ash-infused resin. They embraced the challenge and pioneered the beautifully speckled ash filament, which they then used to print the 20 sculptures.

Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Rochon – Chicago, Illinois

Union Art + Design – Toronto, Canada

The Cremation Society of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois

Richard Blackwell – Melbourne, Australia

Proto-Pasta – Vancouver, Washington

 

Additional financial support came from:

Carnegie Fabrics

Kravet Fabrics

SBS Studio

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Description: A geometric, hand-crafted box stained in a rich, deep mahogany finish. The Art Deco inspired, hand-painted design is translated from its cover to each individual coaster residing in the box. The coasters act as puzzle pieces to three separate hexagonal compositions. Some with applied silver lead, some accented with metallic copper paint, all coasters can be rearranged, adding a little fun while enjoying a beverage on a day off.

Special Thanks to Pierre-Yves Rochon.

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