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On Saturday, 9 March 2013, LuminaireX introduces two new partners to the experimental, ever-evolving, dynamic design community. Katrin Schnabl, the eponymous women’s designer brand by Katrin Schnabl, will present her Spring 2013 collection, celebrating women with modern classic clothing typified by bold colors and shapes and enhanced by exquisite tailoring. Visitors will also experience LIMB, a limited edition series of framed, knitted plastic membranes, each hand knit from a distinct variety of recycled plastic bags and suspended from a welded frame. The work draws from the tension of negotiating contradictions in desire and activity, between the individual, the environment and the community.
LIMB | katrin schnabl
A bit of a surprise, and a fun one at that, the other partner is a bicycle shop. JC Lind, a truly unique bike shop, dedicated to spreading the European biking culture to Chicago and North America. At LuminiaireX, on display will a specialized cargo bike along with two stylish and practical city bikes designed for everyday urban transportation – a literal form and function pairing.
vanmoof m2 6
antibodi | patricia urquiola | moroso | 2006
By joining hands with these two like-minded partners representing the best of their fields, LuminaireX continues the company’s tradition of collaborating with others to expand the understanding of design for the public it serves. LuminaireX will also continue to offer great design at affordable prices. Notably, these designs represent some the same celebrated designers found in Luminaire’s showrooms, including Patricia Urquiola, the Bouroullec Brothers, Konstantin Grcic, Philippe Starck and many, many more.
8> christiania trike ( on display )
9> vanmoof m2 3 ( on display )
10> vanmoof m2 6 ( on display )
11> pilen lyx step over
12> pilen lyx step-through
13> yuba mundo ( child seats not included )
14> winther wallaroo
[ about luminaire ]
Luminaire is more than a furniture showroom. It is an interactive design research center, a playground for the soul, an esplanade for discovery. More than anything else, however, it is a resource focused on creating environments that affect people’s lives. The component parts of this unifying philosophy – the necessity of design education, the desire for limitless inspiration and the requirement for impeccably detailed execution – affect every item in our collection and reflect our dedication to make good design accessible to all.
[ about luminaire chicago ]
Since its opening in 1989, Luminaire Chicago has captivated visitors with expertly curated environments and an exceptional event program with many design luminaries including Massimo Vignelli, Jasper Morrison, Maarten Van Severen, Patricia Urquiola, Naoto Fukasawa, Amanda Levete, Bouroullec Brothers, Konstantin Grcic, Claudio Silvestrin, and Piero Lissoni to name just a few. The three-level, 21,000-square foot showroom displays the latest collections from the world’s most preeminent designers, consistently evoking the company’s philosophy of how good design can affect people’s lives.
luminaire(x) | 301 west superior / floor 2 | chicago | 312 664 9582 | mon > sat 10 > 6