Design Museum of Chicago

Design Museum of Chicago We define design broadly and recognize it surrounds us, influencing our lives in large and small ways
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Wilburn Bonnell, 1977Welcome back to 102 Moments in Chicago Design History. Today is 057/102: Wilburn Bonnell, 1977 In 1...
11/03/2023

Wilburn Bonnell, 1977

Welcome back to 102 Moments in Chicago Design History. Today is 057/102: Wilburn Bonnell, 1977

In 1977, midwest native Wilburn Bonnell produced a multitude of prints, works, & promotional items through the Container Corporation of America.

Bonnell’s artwork has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum in New York, the Pan American Biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and an array of Chicago institutions.

Born in southern Illinois, Bonnell moved to Chicago in the late 1960’s to study industrial design at the University of Illinois, graduating in 1970. In the decade that followed, he began producing graphic design work, while also teaching at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Photo credit: Chicago Design Archive

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Thanks  for keeping our annual gala hydrated 💧[Tickets are available via link in bio]
10/09/2023

Thanks for keeping our annual gala hydrated 💧

[Tickets are available via link in bio]

Join and celebrate our annual gala “Design Together “on the 11th 🎉Tickets available via link in bio, see you there! 🥂   ...
10/09/2023

Join and celebrate our annual gala “Design Together “on the 11th 🎉

Tickets available via link in bio, see you there! 🥂

We are so excited to announce our annual gala: Design Together Galavant 2023 🎉Mark your calendar for October 11th.6-8:30...
10/08/2023

We are so excited to announce our annual gala: Design Together Galavant 2023 🎉

Mark your calendar for October 11th.6-8:30PM at the extraordinary (3020 W. Carrol Ave.)

Tickets are available via link in bio 🎊

Sending a massive thanks to our incredible sponsors!     .flowers   Your support is making our gala a night to remember ...
10/07/2023

Sending a massive thanks to our incredible sponsors!

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Your support is making our gala a night to remember ! 🥂

Gala tickets are available through our link in bio.

Dive into the creative extravaganza at our annual Gala: Design Together Galavant 2023! Mark your calendar for October 11...
10/04/2023

Dive into the creative extravaganza at our annual Gala: Design Together Galavant 2023!

Mark your calendar for October 11th, 6:00 - 8:30 Pm at the extraordinary 3020 W Carroll Ave - drinks, scrumptious bites, infections tunes, and more await!

Don’t forgot to get your tickets through the link in our profile.🥂

Let's make memories as vibrant as our community! 🎉

Water Tower Place, 1976 Welcome back to 102 Moments in Chicago Design History. Today is 056/102: Water Tower Place, 1976...
10/02/2023

Water Tower Place, 1976

Welcome back to 102 Moments in Chicago Design History. Today is 056/102: Water Tower Place, 1976

When Water Tower Place arrived on the Magnificent Mile in 1976, the shopping scene in Chicago’s downtown was struggling. However upon opening, the $150 million project was fully leased. It aimed to be a shopping center impervious to weather, but with a cosmopolitan elegance. While ascending in the structures glass elevator, spectators get the impression that they had gone up in the world, & Water Tower Place became one of Chicagoland’s favorite shopping destinations.

Photo credit: C. William Brubaker, UIC Library

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Saint Mary of NazarethHospital, 1975Welcome back to 102 Moments in Chicago Design History. Today is 055/102: Saint Mary ...
09/27/2023

Saint Mary of Nazareth
Hospital, 1975

Welcome back to 102 Moments in Chicago Design History. Today is 055/102: Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital, 1975

Completed in 1975, the 16-story Brutalist structure features rounded vertical bays and oversized curving air intakes that give it a futuristic sci-fi vibe. Unlike Bertrand Goldberg's demolished Prentice Women's Hospital, the Perkins + Will-designed St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital still stands at the border of Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village.

Photo credit: Chicago Design Archive, Chicago Modern Wordpress, Unknown

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Federal Center, 1974 Welcome back to 102 Moments in Chicago Design History. Today is 054/102: Chicago Federal Center, 19...
09/12/2023

Federal Center, 1974

Welcome back to 102 Moments in Chicago Design History. Today is 054/102: Chicago Federal Center, 1974

The Chicago Federal Center was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, reaching completion in 1974. The structure actually consists of three buildings which are arranged around and define the Chicago Federal Plaza. On the eastern side of South Dearborn Street sits the 30-story Everett M. Dirksen U.S. Courthouse. On the western side, the 42-story John C. Kluczynski Federal Building and the single story Post Office define the plaza.

Photo credit: Chicago Design Archive, U.S General Services Administration,

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A week from today! 🧘🏽
09/12/2023

A week from today! 🧘🏽

We're excited about Field Day this Saturday!☀️Community is everything.Check out the awesome work from our partner  booth...
09/07/2023

We're excited about Field Day this Saturday!☀️
Community is everything.

Check out the awesome work from our partner booth curated by Martha Wade And a family paint led by James Nelson

Meet them on Saturday and learn all about the incredible work they do. [link in bio]

We're excited about Field Day this Saturday!🌈Community is everything.Check out the awesome work from our  partner  Meet ...
09/06/2023

We're excited about Field Day this Saturday!🌈

Community is everything.

Check out the awesome work from our partner
Meet them on Saturday and learn all about the incredible work they do. [link in bio]🌸🎉

We're excited about Field Day this Saturday!☀️Community is everything.Check out the awesome work from our  partner  Meet...
09/06/2023

We're excited about Field Day this Saturday!☀️

Community is everything.

Check out the awesome work from our partner
Meet them on Saturday and learn all about the incredible work they do. [link in bio]🚲🚴‍♀️

Join us this Saturday for Field Day at  ! Enjoy live music and family-friendly fun with your loved ones.🏙🎶Shoutout to th...
09/06/2023

Join us this Saturday for Field Day at ! Enjoy live music and family-friendly fun with your loved ones.🏙🎶

Shoutout to the DJs .miller .band they'll be spinning with us on Saturday from 12-3!

We're excited about Field Day this Saturday!☀️Community is everything.Check out the awesome work from our partner  Meet ...
09/06/2023

We're excited about Field Day this Saturday!☀️
Community is everything.

Check out the awesome work from our partner

Meet them on Saturday and learn all about the incredible work they do. [link in bio]

Sears Tower, 1973Formerly known as the Sears Tower, Willis Tower has been an iconic part of the Chicago skyline since 19...
09/05/2023

Sears Tower, 1973

Formerly known as the Sears Tower, Willis Tower has been an iconic part of the Chicago skyline since 1973. With the efforts of over 2000 workers, it was the tallest building in the world at the time of its completion. At 110 stories high, the Willis Tower is still one of the largest skyscrapers in the world.

Photo credit: Chicago Design Archive, Willis Tower

Visit our website to donate or learn more & support Chicago’s continuous design history, link in bio!

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