In 2014 – 2015 CB2 collaborated with twelve graduate students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). My son Mathew Devendorf was one of the twelve chosen candidates who worked directly with CB2. During the project students were asked, “What does live well mean to you?” With this inspiration in mind, Mathew designed four pieces, three of which were chosen for production and are now sold online and in CB2 stores.
The items designed by the SAIC students are currently featured in CB2’s front window display.
Matt designed the Mountain Caddy, a five-piece container set that can be used in multiple ways: a desk organizer, flower vases, utensil/art supplies holders, etc. It sells for $15.95.
The second piece Matt designed was the Watering Carafe. It includes a spout for controlled pouring and can also be used in a variety of ways: for watering plants, or as a pitcher, vase, or wine decanter. It retails for $14.95.
The third item is the Chess and Checkers Table. While its primary purpose is for games, it can also double as a stylish side table where you can display a lamp, books, or art. It’s easy to play games at this table, it does not take up much room in the home, and it has a drawer for storing game pieces or a deck of cards. The price is $399.00.
There are a total of twenty pieces in this SAIC collection. Stop by the CB2 store at 800 W. North Avenue to view and purchase these well thought out household items. Online ordering is also available on the CB2 website.