Best In Design
First, a local interiors pro won a national TV competition. Then, a stop-and-stare architecture installation took form on the north side. And an heirloom-quality furniture line was launched. Yes, 2014 was a big year in Chicago design. Here, we give props to those that deserve it in each category—including readers' choice. Congrats to all that made the cut!
BEST RESTAURANT INTERIOR // Fulton Market Kitchen
For us, dining out isn’t just about what you eat, but where. Fulton Market Kitchen is a restaurant that clearly understands that sentiment. Conceptualized and co-designed by Daniel Alonso, the space is equal parts contemporary restaurant and uberhip gallery. Incorporating a wide variety of mediums and styles, the decor is amusing and provocative. In collaboration with neighboring FM*Gallery and local artists (think large-scale graffiti by Erni Vales and colorful sculptures suspended from the ceiling by Dominic Sansone), the restaurant’s collections will rotate up to six times per year to showcase new artists and continually transform the dining experience. What We Love: With the vibrant colors and provocative art, here’s one dinner spot that’s guaranteed to warrant conversation. 311 N. Sangamon St.