Monday, September 27, 2010


I had the pleasure of spending a few days in

the great city of Chicago.  I went for the

International Casual Furniture Show where

 my line FERMOBUSA  was exhibiting.

I have always wanted to spend sometime there

so this was a great opportunity to combine some

business with pleasure.  The show was at the

It is the largest commercial building in the

world and it spans two city blocks.  It has

retail showrooms on the ground level, and

restaurants far better than most trade buildings

with a very nice view of the river.

A mix of wholesale showrooms and office space

occupy the upper 25 floors.  I went to this

show to acquire more knowledge and expertise

on FERMOBUSA as well as seeing the new products.

Both of these objectives was achieved.

This cute little "Sixties Chair" was a big hit,

 the pink is fun for a nice splash of color

and the green for the more practical customer

The "Surprising Lounger" has a footrest

that fits very nicely under the chair when not

being used.

The booth looked great showcasing some of the

24 colors that make this line so special.

color turns classic style into a contemporary look

as shown on the classic bistro set

The 1900's set was stunning in fuchia

another addition to the line that has so many

possibilities are the two new bar stools and high

table, either for residential use or commercial.

It was a good time at the show

and I was looking forward to the pleasure

part of the trip and get out and see Chicago.

We started with the Museum of Contemporary Art

This was pretty impressive, it was 2 tons and

hung from the ceiling

There was an exhibit of Alexander Calder

mobiles that I really enjoyed

and some of his sculptor beautifully displayed

on the grounds

This city does not lack culture, next stop

They have a restaurant on the roof that

has an outstanding view of Millennium Park

and serves a very nice lunch

We could have spent many days here, there

are so many exhibits and we only had a

couple of hours, it was fun seeing this famous

Mary Cassett "Mother and Child" painting

Chicago has a skyline and architecture which could

equally be considered the best of the world.

One of the best ways to see it is a River

Architecture Tour.

Here is the Sears Tower that was the

tallest building in the World and now is # 2.

A mix of styles and generations

This was one of my favorite sights on the river

I give you Chicago. It is not London and Harvard.
 It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in
every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from snout to tail.

                                                                 H. L. Mencken

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