1. Everyone is invited! Join LuminaireX and our partners in celebration of our extraordinary three-month run – exploring, experimenting and experiencing good design affects our lives and our community

    It’s happening this Thursday, May 16th, 2013 in our Chicago showroom. We will feature a spectacular runway show with Gallery Aesthete, Katrin Schnabl and Robin Richman. And you’ll be able to enjoy the shows and the one-of-a-kind X designs with a glass (or two!) of Voveti Sparkling Wine. 

    Don’t forget - our meticulously curated collection of rare and unique pieces consist of accessories, chairs, sofas and wall systems from internationally celebrated designers who are mainstays in Luminaire’s showrooms. If you haven’t heard of  Patricia Urquiola, Konstantin Grcic, the Bouroullec Brothers and Philippe Starck now will be the time to experience their innovative work - offered at special pricing!

    Check out our Evite for more exciting details and RSVP here

     


  2. All my sofas are islands.
     

  3. Against a backdrop of Katrin Schnabl's stunning fashion designs sits the cream-colored Coupe two-seater sofa from Cappellini. 

    This slim - and some certainly say sexy - design is a trademark of architect and designer Piero Lissoni, whose work is timeless in aesthetic and in durability.

    In an interview with Stylepark, Lissoni expressed that "Real quality is not visible outside, it is inside. It is a special hardware that is complemented by the software, for example the fabrics. To achieve this, you have to study a great deal and test many different materials. When I design a sofa, I try to put something special inside every time, but only a little."

    And this is just as true for the Coupe two-seater, a design that you will want to live with for a lifetime. At LuminaireX, it is available at special pricing - only $2,700.00 for this beautiful, one-of-a-kind, timeless design.

    Visit us to experience this piece and others! 

     

  4. Just a couple of views from the Luminairefloor, many beautiful designs to experience at rather appealing prices! 

     

  5. This is it. LuminaireX, our dynamic design community, will be departing from the second floor of our Chicago showroom.  We have cherished every moment - getting to know new people, collaborating with some of the best design minds in Chicago, and making high-quality, one-of-a-kind design accessible to a broader audience.  

    We also hope you enjoyed the experience! The GOOD NEWS is that there are still TWO WEEKS left to explore, experiment, experience. And don’t forget that you are invited to our final LuminaireX farewell on May 16th! We would love to see you there, celebrating with us as we stage two fashions shows and offer further markdowns on select designs.

    LuminaireX is only one of the many design-minded, community-oriented projects we hope to launch at Luminaire in the future.

    Please do provide your feedback, suggestions and ideas so that we can continue to bring to you the most stimulating design experience possible! 

    See you soon!

     

  6. LuminaireX is thrilled to welcome the menswear lifestyle boutique Gallery Aesthete into the experimental, ever-evolving, dynamic design community!

    Combining the elements of apparel, fine art and design, Gallery Aesthete shatters the standard set by the conventional menswear boutique. Intentionally hidden within Chicago’s premiere fashion district, Gallery Aesthete displays an unparalleled collection assured to delight the senses. Featured designs include work from fashion luminaries Rick Owens and Commes des Garcons and cult artisanal designers such as Guidi, Boris Bidjan Saberi and Julius.

    Gallery Aesthete and Luminaire share a kindred philosophy, personally curating only the most soulfully-sensuous pieces of the highest quality in environments that both stimulate and inspire.

    By joining hands with Gallery Aesthete, LuminaireX continues the company’s tradition of collaborating with others to expand the understanding of design for the public it serves. LuminaireX will also continue to offer great design at appealing prices up to 60% off. Notably, these designs represent some the same celebrated designers found in Luminaire’s showrooms, including Patricia Urquiola, the Bouroullec Brothers, Konstantin Grcic, Philippe Starck and many, many more.

    But potential clients must act fast as not only are products limited in quantity, but the showroom floor is also continuously evolving with new products. Keep in mind as well that LuminaireX is temporary, lasting only through May 16, 2013!

     


  7. The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
     

  8. COMING SOON…

    "Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Combining the elements of apparel, fine art, and design, Gallery Aesthete shatters the standard set by the conventional menswear boutique. Featured designs include work from fashion luminaries Rick Owens and Commes des Garcons and cult artisanal designers such as Guidi, Boris Bidjan Saberi and Julius.

    The philosophy of Gallery Aesthete is to illuminate the relationship between fashion, art, and object, purveying each for the refinement of your personal collection. Each item featured within the gallery has been carefully curated with regard to synthesis and precision.

    Keep your antenna up for more news about the arrival of our new partner Gallery Aesthete! 

     

  9. "It’s time to make cooking fun and easy again. Fresh ingredients, chef-prepared and delivered to your doorstep."

    Did you know you can order delicious, healthy food you can cook at home without having to hunt down ingredients or spend preparation time? At LuminaireX, if you visit our partners Madison & Rayne,  you can order your desired menu on the spot!

    The are offering a very special deal to all first-time customers: save $15 off your first order with promo code TRYMR2013.

    Visit the menu here: http://bit.ly/12MfqvN

     

  10. LuminaireX has partnered with other like-minded individuals who represent the best in their fields, and Katrin Schnabl has proven to be a talented force in both fashion design AND art. 

    Don’t miss standing in front of #16 of her Limb series, where a variety of recycled plastic bags are hand-knit together to create a sinuous screen suspended from a welded frame. Over time climbing plants that sit below weave in the porous tissue of the screen, making the piece an evolving, interactive work as soul and mind-activating as it is beautiful. 

    Watch how Limb grows and changes on this video "Growing a Coat" , posted in our March 18th blog entry. 

    #16 of the Limb series is for sale at LuminaireX.