Where The Design Insiders Shop Online
Originally known for its group shows, Chicago's Object Design League now sells wares like Gabriel Hargrove's cast-iron pots and Olivier Lellouche's chain-saw-cut dishes via the Internet.
The e-commerce arm of Relative Space galleries taps industry talents, such as Jürgen Mayer H. and Dror Benshetrit, to curate objects, including collectible soccer balls and biodegradable chairs.
Furniture-makers submit prototypes that are voted on by shoppers; the most popular pieces then go into production, from modular steel bookshelves to rubber-footed kitchen tables.
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