Object Design League Pop Up Shop: Worth Your Salt


The Object Design League, in production with Pavilion, will open Worth Your Salt, their inaugural design pop-up shop, opening in Chicago for the 2009 holiday shopping season. The shop will feature a collection of objects by 19 emerging American designers, bringing together themes of industriousness and play. Object Design League will also be offering a limited edition wrapping paper designed by Michael Savona and hand screened by Becky Foster.

The shop will open at Pavilion’s storefront in Bucktown on the day after Thanksgiving, celebrating “Black Friday” with an evening shopping reception. A second reception will take place the evening of December 3rd. In collaboration with Subports, a text-to-buy retail platform, products will also be offered online for a limited time.

When: November 27 – December 11, 2009
Where: Pavilion 2055 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60647

Pictured above: Coil Lamp by Craighton Berman
A single electrical cord coils around what appears to be an empty volume, defining the iconic form of a table lamp and ultimately powering a single light bulb.

Check out some more of the great design pieces that will be for sale:


Medals of Honor by AMT
AMT thinks you are a winner! Thanks to our Badge of Honor line of acrylic jewelry, you can award yourself a star of honor or a first-prize ribbon. Choose from pink, black, clear or ivory. No expensive tuition, potential dangerous military service, or hard labor necessary.


Piggy by Materious
Piggy offers a re-imaginative shift in the form, function, and meaning of the archetypal piggy bank. Saving money is commonly an act centered upon the self, especially for children—they anticipate eventual indulgence born out of prolonged, fiscal discipline. Piggy however, with stark simplicity, introduces the notion of charity and directs attention toward others less fortunate.


Crayon Rings by Timothy Liles
Rings cast in washable crayons and packaged in sets of four.


Dubbot Modular by Steven Haulenbeek
The Dubbot Modular lighting system is created using one replicated module to accomplish several different situational lighting applications. The parts are to be assembled by the purchaser and allow endless lighting possibilities. They can also be taken apart and reassembled when one configuration grows tired.


Frame Lights by Iacoli&McAllister
Powder coated steel is used to frame out the light shade. Available in multiple colors and three sizes: 5”, 8” & 11”.


Facets by Iacoli&McAllister
Scrap corian is repurposed, laser cut and finished to a 1200 grit shine. Also available in Walnut.


Disc by Patrick Gavin
Disc explores the idea of spatial boundaries and the role objects play within them. The black circle is used as a divider between different areas of activity (i.e. separating working from eating). This idea borrows from the Modernist notion of the Open Plan, creating a scalar shift from architecture to object. The form and use are ambiguous as a reminder to this concept, positioning Disc as something in between tableware, furniture, and an architectural model.


RAW by Stanley Ruiz
RAW is a collection of objects that highlights the natural beauty of wood – its texture, color nuances, (im)perfections. The RAW clock is fabricated using a CNC-milling machine and finished with hand-cut leather.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.