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Design Bureau: The Launch Event

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Chicago’s design scene stepped out to celebrate the launch of Design Bureau, the newest venture from publisher Chris Force and ALARM Press. The magazine, which focuses on fostering an inspiring dialogue on design, celebrated the inaugural issue at Chicago’s historic Glessner House Museum. Partygoers filled the garden of the revolutionary South Loop townhouse mansion, and found themselves surrounded by rusticated stone blocks, round arches, and Romanesque design elements. Event Creative provided the decor, setting up garden-side lounge seating and florals matching the magazine’s yellow, black and white color scheme, while Art of Imagination made the space pop with elegant lighting.

Design professionals from a variety of industries mingled throughout the night, talking shop and flipping through the magazine as they sampled delicious culinary offerings by chef Joshua Linton of the Dana Hotel’s Aja Restaurant, with catering accompaniment by the Entertaining Company. Libations courtesy of Stella Artois, Pernod RicardAbsolut Vodka, andPlymouth Gin were flowing as the festive atmosphere was complemented by music from Zing!The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo, and Herculaneum.

Bars, both inside and outside, were emblazoned with Design Bureau‘s striking logo, provided by Culture Studio.

As the landmark event came to an end, attendees left with gift bags by Halo [For Men] in hand, buzzing with excitement over a bold new print publication, Design Bureau.

Gift bag donations provided by: Gilt GroupeSonos, IncPrisma ColorPostcardenLA TANShe BoutiqueZapatistaFerrera Pan LemonheadsNOOKA


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