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bulthaup Chicago
West Superior St. 313
60654 Chicago

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Evenings and Saturdays by Appointment

Events

Artwork on wall
Sculpture on table. Artwork on wall
kitchen with sculpture on monobloc island
Sculpture on island. Artwork on wall.
Sculpture on island / detail
Sculpture on bartop
kitchen with sculpture on hood
Sculpture on hood
Sculpture on hood / detail
Sculpture on table and countertop
Island with sculpture
Sculpture on island
Artwork on wall
b Solitaire furniture with sculpture
b Solitaire furniture with sculpture / detail
Sculpture on floor
Artwork on wall
dining table, art on wall, sculpture in window

the scent of light

ceramic sculpture by maria moyer

the scent of light

ceramic sculpture by maria moyer

september 24 – november 2

 

In our Los Angeles showroom, ceramic sculptures by Maria Moyer organically engage with bulthaup design and materiality. There are 23 hand-built-ceramic pieces in this exhibition, created 2018 to 2020. All the works are stoneware with a surface treatment called terra sigillata used in ancient Rome; glazes are added as a structural element.

Artist Statement

As a sculptor, I explore nature’s systems: the forms, the in-between spaces and the patterns and principles that repeat through layers of physical existence.

I don’t seek to represent or describe nature, but my material language is certainly informed by it. Even as a philosophical materialist, my studio practice is not unlike conventional religious attempts to make sense of things. Along the way, I try to make work that is an experience—for looking, touching and for thinking.

I work primarily with clay, including unfired-paper clay. Clay is especially adept at recording touch, and even better at generating unpredictable results when minerals, heat and human intervention are combined. In this way, my work is an artifact in an explorative act of making. I use glaze sparingly, as I prefer not to conceal evidence of my presence, and glazes can cover imperfections and random events that occur in the kiln.

Maria Moyer

 

PHOTO CREDIT FOR ALL PHOTOS: Art Gray Photography

www.mariamoyer.com/the-scent-of-light

Guests explore bulthaup b3 function boxes.
Chocolatier at work drizzling chocolate while a guest takes a photo with her I phone.
Guests explore bulthaup b3 function boxes.
Chocolate confections on small plates laid out on a white countertop.

Chocolate Indulgence

February 13, 2019

Chef Alexandra Foster of the renowned Chocolate Academy created artisanal chocolate confections that proved not only delicious but very Instagram friendly! Guests sipped on wine while exploring bulthaup product features and enjoying each other`s company.

Guests mingling at our b Solitaire Storytelling with Art collective Cream Co.
Two guests exploring the Cream Co. curated collection of Hydrangea petals and sketch books in bulthaup b Solitaire.
Guest in vibrant red coat looking intently at a group of three lavender and cream toned paintings by Cream Co. Art Collective.
Cream Co. artist in storytelling mode gesturing towards three of the collective’s paintings.
Cream Co. artist pointing to sketches and color tests visible through the glass to of our bulthaup b Solitaire.

b Solitaire Storytelling with Art Collective Cream Co.

June 7, 2018

Cream Co. member Sasha Earle expressed to our guests how much of a pleasure it was to be able to show the process behind their meticulous collective experience of creating these exquisite and highly detailed paintings: “We often show our paintings but never have the opportunity to display with them our process story.” Our b Solitaire glass was full and resplendent with dried Hydrangea petals, sketch books and color tests. Guests were invited to open the b Solitaire trays and explore…

Photography by Leello Photography & Design

Guests chatting and enjoying wine at the opening reception of “A Cast of Things,” an exhibition in the showroom by architecture firm The Los Angeles Design Group.
Guest smiling while getting a closer look at one of the sculptural works on display.
Guests greeting each other with smiles and a handshake.
Guests discussing the art installation.
Guest closely examining the art.
Guests examining the art and gesturing towards it.

A Cast of Things: Exhibition Opening

November 3, 2017

A slice of the Chicago Architecture Biennial inhabits our bulthaup Chicago showroom. The LADG (Los Angeles Design Group), a Biennial participant, installed an annex version of their larger work on view at the Chicago Cultural Center. Their investigation for the Make New History biennial theme? The Rococo movement in Lower Bavaria, Germany. Intriguing sculptural works and gorgeous prints on aluminum grace the front of the showroom in easy view of the passerby on the street. Guests had LADG principal Andrew Holder talking the entire evening. Blue Door Kitchen kept the appetizers roving while wine and waters flowed. The room was filled with art chatter and good hearted laughter.

Guest intently looking at an art piece tray at our event “benefit!” that had designers reinterpreting our bulthaup trays for an evening of silent auction and good food all in support of the non-profit Common Threads.
Chef Michelle Bernstein making a brief speech to the assembled guests who applaud with enthusiasm.
Chef Michelle Bernstein holding one of the art piece trays with guests.
Guest interacting with one of the art piece trays.
Guests discussing the design of one of the art piece trays.
Overall view of guests mingling around the displayed art piece trays.
Detail of one of the elegant appetizers served at the event.

benefit! Chicago

December 5, 2017

bulthaup Chicago was pleased and honored to host benefit!, our fundraiser event celebrating and supporting the good work of Common Threads. bulthaup serving trays went out to the design community of Chicago for creative reinterpretation and the returning one-of-a-kind signature works were available to the highest bidders at our silent auction and holiday season party. Guests enjoyed beautiful food by Chef Michelle Bernstein paired with sommelier selected wines, all the while raising funds for Common Threads, the non-profit whose mission is to educate children and families on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking.