A single tree, downed during a violent storm which struck Chicago last year, lives on in the center of downtown Chicago, reborn into dozens of fresh ideas. Idea Tree sprouts in a 5,000-square-foot pop-up gallery in the magnificent Inland Steel Building. The exhibit is the culmination of a design competition spearheaded by client Sawbridge Studios in collaborationContinue reading “IDEA TREE SPROUTS IN HEART OF DOWNTOWN CHICAGO”

Sawbridge Hosts IIT Student Design Project

  Sawbridge Studios is spearheading and organizing a furniture design competition in conjunction with Illinois Institute of Technology and Horigan Urban Forest Products. The project involves IIT Architecture Professor Paul Pettigrew focusing on the distinct relationship between architecture and furniture design with the 24 students in his Spring 2012 class which began mid-January.  Students are being mentoredContinue reading “Sawbridge Hosts IIT Student Design Project”

Frank Lloyd Wright Descendant Carves Own Niche

From an unpretentious studio/factory perched on the top floor of a century-old building, curiously positioned between the grit of the local police precinct headquarters and the glitz of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studio, lies a modern day master at work. For the past 18-years, client Lloyd Natof (SL Natof) — great grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright —Continue reading “Frank Lloyd Wright Descendant Carves Own Niche”