8. E Huron
River North, Chicago
“White Forest (Sanna)”
Patina / Bronze
8 East Huron is a luxury residential project on the edge of the River North neighborhood of Chicago developed by CA Ventures. The vision of the project was to create a sleek glass building with boutique rental units, style, atmosphere and amenities worthy of the modern idea of luxury. To compete amongst larger Chicago residences, the building included a number of attractive amenities for tenants from an outdoor swimming pool and grilling station to a fully-integrated demonstration kitchen and community dining area.
Chicago Art Source was contracted to handle art curation and installation for the entire building encompassing the public spaces, corridors, resident amenity spaces, as well as the owner’s private top floor Penthouse. The art program was a crucial element of selling the modern, luxury experience to prospective tenants.
We approached the project with a dedication to bringing in art that was current, yet timeless. Sophisticated, yet cutting-edge. Luxurious, yet with a touch of whimsy. And ultimately to ensure that every piece, from paintings and prints to small and large-scale sculptural pieces, were complementing the stunning views, sleek aesthetic and high-end finishes.
On the ground level, a sculptural moment greets residents with Matt Devine’s Edward steel placed on the entry desk. The elevator corridor offers a moment of whimsy with David Knoll’s Koi and Blue & White Vase oil on linen – a modern, artistic take on a classic aquarium while you wait for the elevator.
In the communal spaces, sculptural pieces such as Claire McCardle’s Persephone and a piece by Joel Urrity add interest to the space. In the private Penthouse, the showstopper is a massive Juame Plensa sculpture that took X people to install. On the walls, an eclectic and elegant mix of pieces from James Nares’ I’m Blue screen print to Alex Katz’s Beach Scene Ada oil on linen completes the space.