“What defines luxury?” at Studio 41 with RNDD + Dornbracht, Powered by PechaKucha

Join The River North Design District (RNDD) along with Dornbracht at Studio 41 where 5 of Chicago’s top designers share how they define luxury, what gets their creative juices flowing and inspires their designs. Presentations are in the fast, fun PechaKucha format (20 slides x 20 seconds apiece!) followed by an informal discussion. Guests are invited to share ideas, meet new people and get inspired. Speakers include: Randy Heller, Kenneth Walter, Susan Brunstrum, Mitchell Channon and Donna Hall.

Guests will enjoy appetizers and wine during the discussion. Space is limited, $35 ticket price.  To purchase tickets and to RSVP:


Tuesday, July 19th, 6:00 -8:00 P.M.


Studio 41- 225 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654


The River North Design District sets forth to provide participating interior design showrooms and art galleries with a creative entrepreneurial community hosting a variety of educational forums and consumer and trade events.  The River North Design District offers a platform for community referrals while providing opportunities to increase exposure with both the A&D community and the high-end consumer.

If you’re building or remodeling a home, Studio41 invites you to visit their showroom. Offering a full selection of quality products at affordable prices: kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures, kitchen and bath cabinetry, kitchen and bath accessories, windows, doors, door hardware and cabinet hardware. Luxury brands includeDornbracht, Rohl, Toto, Duravit, Rocky Mountain, Ginger, and much, much more.  Please visit for more information. 

"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format." 

On the Table-XI Channel we see that this month's special Powered by PechaKucha May Table Talks is coming up fast!

Just by looking at the poster it's plain to see the focus will be expressing data by way of design. Get clued-in on the details for this assuredly invigorating event by checking out Table XI's blog post

Two Fridays ago, from the heights of Olympia Center in Chicago, in the residence of the British Consul General, a very special PechaKucha eve was held.

British creatives residing in the Windy City presented on topics aplenty: Tom Burtonwood and Mike Moceri let us peer into the world of 3D printing with a MakerBot presentation, Michael and Dianne Jackson discussed married life, Kenny G, and twins (we're sure there's a line to be drawn through those three topics), and Robert Chatterton Dickson chatted a ton about his life as a British diplomat. The home of Robert and Teresa Albor was opened to about 100 frequenters of PeckaKucha Night Chicago, and all entry funds went to Vanavevhu: a charity benefiting children in Zimbabwe. 

As you can see, the downtown city-view was downright impressive, which may have you asking, "Can we get much higher?" Well yes, in fact, the highest PechaKucha soirée was for Inspire Japan -- held in Roppongi Hills Mori Tower's 52nd floor. Anyone up to challenge Tokyo's title?

A full album of photos from this affair can be found on PKN Chicago's event page