NOW IN CHICAGO | new & notable BY THE NUMBERS Shelf Life Who says storage has to be boring? We certainly don’t, and KGBL agrees. Just one look at the fi rm’s brand-new Ingemar cabinet will have even the most disorganized among us dreaming up things to tuck away behind the book-matched African ebony doors. And with the black-mirrored back face and the adjustable shelves in chestnut-colored glass, this is one storage unit you’ll want to stay wide open. Atelier Gary Lee, The Merchandise Mart, Suite 1419, ateliergarylee.com –JS 22,165 6 FIRST DRAFT Industrial designer Evan Ward relaxes with his just-released Rotere 360° task lamp. Retail cost in U.S. dollars Number of fi nishes available, including South American Ziricote and walnut 4 5 Height in feet Number of founding partners in the fi rm, all with design and architecture backgrounds LIGHTS UP! taSK FoRCe Reclaimed solid walnut isn’t a raw material you can order in bulk. When an artisan gets a supply, it’s targeted for something gorgeous. In industrial designer Evan Ward ’s case, the reclaimed wood slabs from a Glenview home are destined to be his limited-edition Rotere 360° task lamps. Th e name comes from the Danish word for rotate, and pays homage to Ward’s heritage—and the source of his design inspiration. “I wanted to design a fully articulating desk lamp that wasn’t your basic Ikea model,” says Ward, founder of collaborative M26 Studio (m26studio.com). He started with a prototype and launched a Kickstarter campaign to get funding for the production costs. Th e project was 100 percent funded within a month, and Kickstarter supporters will be gifted with their own lamps by November. Th e remainder of the lights will be sold through local retailers and online, and—depending on what he can source— Ward also has plans to replicate the design with diﬀ erent woods. What a bright idea! $410, Neighborly, 2003 W. Montrose Ave., neighborlyshop.com; Modern Cooperative, 1215 W. 18th St., moderncooperative.com; Transistor, 3441 N. Broadway St., transistorchicago.com –LH 50 InterIors FALL/WInter 2014 eVAn WArD PortrAIt By AMeLIA Moore BEHIND CLOSED DOORS KGBL’s new Ingemar cabinet in African ebony at Gary Lee Atelier.