700 N. Sacramento: Inaugural Pop-Up
June 1st–30th 2012

Newcity:
Art Break: The One-Month Lifespan of the Chicago Design Museum

Time Out Chicago:
Chicago Design Museum hosts opening reception June 11

Design Bureau:
Chicago Design Museum Opens

Kickstarter:
Chicago Design Museum—2014 Summer Exhibition!

There are ideas, and there are ideas that consume you. Ideas that require your complete attention before your first cup of coffee, and remind you that a 40-hour week is only part-time. These ideas have the power to connect communities, and come with a requirement of excellence that you can’t compromise on. We’d like to encourage you to follow the ideas you’re unable to ignore, wherever they may lead you. Ours brought us here, to this moment. We’re honored to share it with you.

This installation represents ChiDM‘s debut as a pop-up institution, where the museum temporarily occupied a 6,000 square-feet in this gorgeous Humboldt Park commercial loft space, complete with skyline views of the city and brick and timber construction. The building was originally the manufacturing facility of Cribben and Sexton Co.’s Universal stoves and ranges, and has undergone $4 million of ground-up renovations. Exhibitions included Debbie Millman: Look Both Ways, Ed Fella: More Into Less, IBM100, an homage to Alexander Rodchenko, and Fresh Produced, a juried exhibition that asked prominent, local designers to celebrate hand-painted signage.

Organized by ChiDM Board.

Opening Reception Video:

Debbie Millman Time Lapse: