“There are not many truly beautiful rooms in the world,” Nada Andric declares. The Interior Design Hall of Fame member, associate director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and member of the board of the Arts Club of Chicago, is taking a seat in its new “drawing room.” Unveiled to mark the club’s 100th birthday, the room was designed by a fellow board member, Vinci Hamp Architects associate Alex Krikhaar, with her pro bono participation. And what makes a truly beautiful room? “It’s all about proportion,” she replies.

Interior Design Hall of Fame member Nada Andric collab­orated on the “drawing room,” completed for the club’s 100th anniversary. Photography by Tom Harris.

She and Krikhaar certainly checked that box—with a 14-foot-high oak door and 9-foot-tall mirrors reflecting garden scenery. While morphing from stately library or meeting room, by day, to chic members-only bar during the evening, the 800-square-foot room also pays subtle homage to the club’s architectural patron saint, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who designed the interior of a building the club occupied previously. The current clubhouse, completed by Vinci Hamp in 1997, is “a very respectful continuation of Miesian doctrine,” Krikhaar says.

Read more at: http://www.interiordesign.net/articles/13038-drawing-room-at-arts-club-of-chicago-draws-miesian-influence/


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