Dering Hall Panel Discussion: Being a Design Risk Taker

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 6 – 8 pm

Multiple locations in River North and Merchandise Mart area

Location: Lightology- 215 West Chicago

Break the rules and reap the rewards! There are plenty of ways to be a design risk taker. Join a group of creative design professionals for a lively conversation about the best ways to break rules and surprise and delight clients with boundary-pushing work. Moderated by Dering Hall executive editor Dennis Sarlo.

Please join Lightoloy and The River North Design District (RNDD) for a fun and inspiring panel discussion.  Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine as they get inspired by Chicago’s design stars including: Steve Kadlec from Kadlec Architecture + Design, Melissa Benham from Studio Gild, Bruce Fox of Bruce Fox Associates and Michael Del Piero of Michael Del Piero Good Design.

Drinks and bites on the roof deck immediately following should weather permit.


The River North Design District provides participating interior design showrooms 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.

A River North institution since 2001, Lightology’s 20,000 sq ft Chicago showroom is the largest contemporary lighting showplace in North America. Displaying a steady rotation of over 3,000 items from hundreds of top lighting brands on its walls, floors, and ceilings, Lightology is a dazzling beacon of style. The award-winning showroom is also a world-class resource for lighting education, with interactive exhibits on the properties of light and light art installations throughout, while hosting a variety of lighting and design industry events.  Please visit www.lightology.comfor more information.

Image: Courtesy of Kadlek Architecture + Design, Photography by Mike Schwartz