Creative Disruption at Fredman Design Group

Fredman Design Group welcomes guests to an evening of avant-garde art and conversation.

By Elise Hofer Shaw

Photos by Sean Henderson

May 24, 2019 10:00 AM

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Fredman Design Group and Sophisticated Living Chicago magazine welcomed more than 75 guests to the Fredman showroom on Armitage Avenue for an event meant to further the conversation of design thinking through the experience of creative disruption. “At Fredman Design Group, as a company and as a culture, we are always looking for interactive ways to grow creativity and innovation with intention,” says Fredman Design Group CEO Terri Crittenden. “And that’s what this event was all about. Taking what you think you know about design and creativity, and turning it upside down to look, wonder and think again.” Local artists—Brandin Hurley, Merlot, Fuerza Creative Studio, Amuse126 and Ari Smejkal—curated by Revolving Collections Gallery, “disrupted” the showroom with cool installations while partygoers enjoyed creative beverages courtesy of Almighty Spirits, fine wines from Diamond Wine Importers and bites by Limelight.

Geremy Whalen, Julia DeVico, Sharon Gillman, Barbara Theile, Terri Crittenden, Jessica Cohen, Erica Gutierrez, Lonnie Unger and Chelsea Pappas
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Shawn Frank and Caitlin Dec
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Artist Brandin Hurley
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The party scene at the Fredman Design Group showroom during the Creative Disruption event
Annie Schweitzer and Heather Seidelman
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Artist Amuse126 doing live tagging in the back of the space
Michael Marks, Lonnie Rodriguez and Vincent Anzalone