A Custom Italian Kitchen in the Middle of River North

On Friday, September 7th, Dresner Design did something no one else has done before. We designed and built a custom, Italian kitchen in the middle of River North, downtown Chicago for one day only as part of this year’s River North Design District Fall Gallery Walk.

We designed a 9’ Stosa kitchen island with smoked glass on the front and a light gray wood stain. We used a medium charcoal gray laminate with a smoky texture on the top of the island along with a sink and a Dornbracht faucet. The 6’ pantry – also from Stosa – included a pair of double ovens and refrigerator.

We then enlisted the help of two of Chicago’s most talented artists, Tubs and Mauricio Ramirez, to paint the entire back pantry.

Great design is for everyone. And that is what our Pop-Up Kitchen is about. We are bringing great design to the sidewalk for public consumption. People can walk right up and experience an Italian kitchen in a casual and fun environment without the pretense of an uptight showroom” – Scott Dresner

The kitchen is now on exhibit at Artspace 8, a new gallery in The Gold Coast of Chicago, specializing in contemporary fine art from paintings, prints, sculpture, to works on paper from emerging and established artists.

ARTSPACE 8 prides itself on taking a democratic approach to its affluent surroundings, engaging experienced collectors and the masses alike in the viewing and collecting of intriguing artworks through highly-curated exhibitions and events. Check it out now!

Learn more about our pop-up kitchen in these two interviews Scott did with Fox News Chicago and the Kitchen & Bath Business Collective

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