For years, most fans of Chicago-based international artist/designer Jordan Mozer’s work could only enjoy his curvaceous chairs, sculptures, droplet-footed tables, and whimsical lamps by visiting the hotels, restaurants and entertainment spaces for which the pieces were commissioned. That just changed. Responding to customer interest, Mozer is making morsels of his vast collection—sculptures, lighting fixtures & furniture, available to the public. He’s got several groupings of the first flush of these items, and artwork on exhibit for purchase at three Chicago galleries and an auction-house now through May.
The Golden Triangle
Whole Melk Bottles at Golden Triangle – photo by Eliza Mozer
Anna Mae Bronze Candlesticks, East Tall Table, Eliza’s Big Shiny Question Lamp at Golden Triangle – photo by Tom Rossiter
Mozer’s made-in-Chicago “Twig” chair for example, first designed for Steve Wynn’s Bellagio Resort hotel in Las Vegas, and newly swathed in more-residentially-compatible leather, is available along with matching love-seat, side chair, lounge chair and coat rack, plus 12 more items, April 2 through May 15 at The Golden Triangle gallery’s “Made in Chicago” exhibit, 330 N. Clark, 312-755-1266. Opening reception April 2 .firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilton-Asmus Contemporary Gallery
xox hugs and kisses sculpture – photo by Chloe Mozer
Sexy sculptures, paintings and new jewelry drawn from Mozer’s work on sets for the Rolling Stones, and at East Hotel in Hamburg, Germany are on display for purchase at Hilton-Asmus Contemporary Gallery through May as part of the “Herzblut XXX…O” exhibit, 716 N. Wells, 313.475.1788. Gallery talk March 26. email@example.com
Jazz Riff sculpture in bronze and Azobe
Jazz-inspired sculpture and painting, long foundational in Mozer design work, is currently featured in the upstairs gallery at Blackbird restaurant through April 12, 619 W. Randolph, 312.715.0708.
Wright Modern & Contemporary Design Auction House
Frankie Chair, Bronze Goose Guss Table and Pushmepullyou Table at Wright Auction
And for the collector, rare studio furnishings from the Mozer private collection will be available for auction at the Wright modern & contemporary design auction house, Thursday, March 26 at noon.
Mozer, Chicago-based since the launch of architecture and design firm Jordan Mozer & Associates, Ltd., 30 years ago, is one of few international designers who create project-specific narratives and then personally work in multiple mediums (sculpture, painting, lighting, textile & furniture design) to express that story in one-of-a-kind hotel, restaurant, retail, and entertainment environments. “It all starts with the story and proceeds from there,” says Mozer. “By making everything from scratch we ensure that every element of the project relates and supports the story we create, and, that it’s something you’ve never seen before. Ultimate escapism.” Supporting each dream-world locally, Mozer has cultivated a network of hundreds of Chicago craftsmen, artists, and small-scale manufacturers who each touch some element of every piece Mozer makes.