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We Chicagoans love the ideas of sustainability and will lunge full-force at any unique idea for a pop-up shop. This is precisely why we perked up about Idea Tree, a pop-up gallery opening this Friday, June 1st in the heart of the Loop.
Presented by Sawbridge Studios the pop-up gallery showcases the work of IIT students who have created products and furniture from one storm-felled Chicago tree. The students were mentored and guided by Sawbridge to rebirth their portion of the tree into dozens of new design ideas.
Though the products aren't for sale at the pop-up, you'll most likely have the opportunity to track down the artist of the piece you like and make them an offer. The Idea Tree sprouts in a 5,000-square-foot space in the Inland Steel Building Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 1 through June 29 at 77 South Dearborn Street, Chicago. Admission is free.
· Sawbridge Studios [Official Site]
· Illinois Institute of Technology [Official Site]