CB2, based here in Chicago, sometimes collaborates with local students from the School of the Art Institute (SAIC). One of their latest designs is the Together Pendant Light, and it is the basis for my next edition of Making it Yours.
My Making it Yours series is all about how to make special pieces work for you over the years. Tastes change and living situations change, but the things you love and surround yourself with always find a way to stick around.
I like to imagine the owner of each piece that I feature — it’s more fun that way! For this edition, I’m thinking the owner is Maxwell. He’s in his mid-thirties and living by himself after getting out of a long relationship. His apartment is a decent size with white walls and a small dining area, but the lights that the apartment came with are terrible. After getting the go-ahead from his landlord, Maxwell swapped most of them out for simple schoolhouse fixtures. He wants something more special above his round dining table though, and he finds it in the Together Pendant. The blue of his leather chairs is picked up by the patterned curtains he has hung, and he has added an industrial display cabinet to store dishes and linens. It’s flanked by a pair of sconces, and a modern portrait finishes off the space.
We’ll check in with Maxwell again soon for the next look. It will be a few years into the future, and we’ll see the light moved into his bedroom.