SOFA Chicago, a great success!

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SOFA Chicago, which started with a preview showing on Thursday, November 6, concluded on Sunday, November 9.

Out of a wide variety of media, encompassing pieces in bronze, lacquer, ceramic, glass, photography, wood, metal, jewelry and chairs, Ippodo chose only the finest pieces, totaling 120 items by 16 artists.

Pieces that took a whole year in the making, and just recently completed to perfection, were paired with patrons, both from within the US, as well as abroad. These pieces of Japanese contemporary fine art-crafts were distributed among individuals who had been to SOFA Chicago before, in addition to new visitors who we had the pleasure of meeting for the very first time. Our time at the exposition was marked by a feeling of warmth and vibrance; the three and half days were wrapped in smiles all around and a sense of deep emotional connections.

The humanity we are witness to keeps us courageously moving forward. We thank you for this!
For those who were unable to attend this time around, we look forward to the day when we can meet in person.

Many pieces found new homes in the US.
Toshio Tokunaga’s chairs in particular, captured the hearts of many. People touched, smelled, sat, and overall enjoyed the unique “forest bathing” experience that they provided. The chairs sold out completely, and we are currently continuing to take orders for them from all over the world.

WIth our “faith in the power of beauty”, Ippodo will continue in our promise to introduce genuine art to the world.

Ippodo Gallery