Cancelled | Storytelling through design at frank lloyd wright's robie house

Frank Lloyd Wright certainly said it best: “Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art" [de la table].

Come join us for an enchanting evening at the Robie House exploring the storytelling approach of "Art de la Table" with Maredi Design. This international husband-wife design duo will share their tips on how to create an unforgettable table setting for any occasion! Whether you are an amateur host/hostess or a seasoned one, you’re sure to walk away with a fresh perspective on throwing a gathering chez vous. If you appreciate beautiful things and love making people feel welcome, don’t miss this exciting and intimate event featuring timeless brands & giveaways to include on your table!

French appetizers, wine and decor will make this event a "Not to Miss" one; it's limited to only 30 attendees due to the historical nature of the property. Street parking is available.

There will be incredible French-themed prizes for those participating in the Frank Lloyd Wright games - we are University of Chicago Alumni!

Recommended reading/viewing/listening prior to attending this special event:

  • The Table Comes First (book) - Adam Gopnik
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (French film) - Luis Buñuel
  • Chicago (song) - Benny Goodman


The Robie House is one of the best known examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie style of architecture. The term was coined by architectural critics and historians (not by Wright) who noticed how the buildings and their various components owed their design influence to the landscape and plant life of the midwest prairie of the United States. Typical of Wright's Prairie houses, he designed not only the house, but all of the interiors, the windows, lighting, rugs, furniture and textiles. As Wright wrote in 1910, "it is quite impossible to consider the building one thing and its furnishings another. ... They are all mere structural details of its character and completeness." ~ Architectural Digest

 


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Event Questions
If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event, e.g., where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact Beth Kljajic, MLA'09 at beth83654@gmail.com.
 

       

 

Event Information

Cost: $35.00/per person; includes French appetizers and wine.
Event limited to 30 spaces and tickets are nonrefundable.

When:

5:00PM - 7:00PM Sat 28 Mar 2020 ( Timezone: Central )

Where:

The Frederick C. Robie House
5757 S Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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Event Contact
Beth Kljajic, MLA'09
Alumni Club of Chicago Board Volunteer
beth83654@gmail.com