The Modern Ball 2008

Over 450 guests enjoyed an exclusive preview of the newly-completed Modern Wing, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, and joined the Society in honoring Cindy Pritzker.

The Modern Ball in the Modern Wing

Honoring Cindy Pritzker

Saturday, October 25, 2008

6:30 p.m.
This event was sold out

The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago

Cocktails | Dinner | Dancing | Curated Live Auction

The Modern Ball in the Modern Wing

Honorary Co-Chairs:

David and Celia Hilliard
Harold and Margot Schiff


Karen M. Hyatt
Carrie Lannon
Victoria Lautman

Lead Corporate Sponsor:

The Grainger Foundation

Thank you to all of the Modern Ball in the Modern Wing Sponsors.

Design: Dirk Denison
Auctioneer: Richard Wright
Auction Installation: Luminaire
Modern Black Tie

Proceeds benefit the Architecture & Design Society's Education and Acquisition Fund.

The Modern Ball in the Modern Wing


Celia and David Hilliard and Margot and Harold Schiff
The Grainger Foundation


The Malkin Family


British Airways
Linda and Vincent Buonanno
Citadel Group Foundation
Lincoln Park 2520
Perkins and Will
Nicholas and Susan Pritzker
The Rise Group
Alice and John Sabl
Smithfield Properties
Kathy and Steve Taslitz
Turner Construction Company


Nada Andric and James Goettsch
Cleopatra and James N. Alexander
Bobins Foundation
Darcy Bonner and Associates
Bess and Steven Cook
D2 Realty Services
Graham C. Grady
Karen and Marvin Herman
Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects
Mark Hoplamazian and Rachel Kohler
Henry Kuehn
Jessica and Lucien Lagrange
Erika Lautman Interiors
Victoria Lautman
Eva and Lynn Maddox
Judith Neisser
Claire and Gordon Prussian
Thomas J. Rossiter
Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture
The Satter Foundation
Schatz Development
VSA Partners


Dolores Barned
Barbara Bluhm Kahl and Don Kahl
John Wm. Butler Jr. and John M. VanderLinden
Teresa Conway
Anstiss and Ronald Krueck
Douglas and Susan O'Brien Lyons
James Nagle
Alyce K. Sigler and Stephen A. Kaplan
Carole and Gordon Segal

Ongoing Support Provided by

British Airways
Park Hyatt Chicago

Invitation and Program Design Provided by

VSA Partners

Entertainment Provided by

Fig Media, Inc.

Auction Items Provided by

Established and Sons, Ron Gilad, Knoll, Inc., Arik Levy, Pippo Lionni, L design in Paris, Luminaire, Herman Miller, Inc., Moroso, Moss, Vitra, and Scott Wilson

Special Thanks to

Lorin Adolph, Bryan Bruin, Phil Burke, Karen Craig, Warren Davis, Karolynn Earl, Linsey Foster, Liz Grainer, Anne Henry, Leslie Johnson, Katherine Kowaloff, Kimberly Masius, Shannon McBrien, Frank Morley and Midland Paper Company, Nina Winston, Mary Beth Witte

List as of October 11, 2008 
Our apologies to any sponsor or donor whose support arrived after this time.

Saturday, October 25, 2008 

Curated Live Auction 
Auctioneer: Richard Wright 
Auction Installation: Luminaire

Sebastian Wrong (British, b. 1971)
Font Clock, 2007
Manufacturer: Established & Sons
Gift of Established & Sons

Ron Arad (Israeli, b. 1951)  
Soft Little Easy Chair, 1990  
Manufacturer: Moroso  
Gift of Moroso

Scott Wilson (American, b. 1969)  
Nest Bassinet, 2005  
Manufacturer: Offi  
Gift of Scott Wilson

Gaetano Pesce (Italian, b. 1939)  
Up 5 Easy Chair, 1996  
Manufacturer: B&B Italia  
Gift of Luminaire

Ross Lovegrove (Welsh, b. 1959)  
Tri-Oval Table, 2007  
Manufacturer: Knoll, Inc.  
Gift of Knoll, Inc.

Tom Dixon (British, b. 1959)  
S Chair, 1991–1992  
Manufacturer: Cappellini  
Gift of Luminaire

Maarten Baas (Dutch, b. 1978)  
"Clay Furniture" Child's Dining Chair  
Manufacturer: Maarten Baas  
Gift of Moss

Ron Gilad (Israeli, b. 1972)  
Double Candelabra 5, 2008  
Manufacturer: Ron Gilad, Designfenzider  
Gift of Ron Gilad

Yves Béhar (Swiss, b. 1967)  
Leaf Light, 2006  
Manufacturer: Herman Miller, Inc.  
Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.

Fernando Campana (Brazilian, b. 1961) and Humberto Campana (Brazilian, b. 1953)  
Jenette Chair, 1999  
Manufacturer: Edra  
Gift of Luminaire

Ennio Arosio (Italian, b. 1943)  
Bench Simplicity, 2005–2008  
Manufacturer: Santambrogio Milano  
Gift of Luminaire

Ennio Arosio (Italian, b. 1943)  
Bench Simplicity, 2005–2008  
Manufacturer: Santambrogio Milano  
Gift of Luminaire

Frank O. Gehry (American, b. 1929)  
Power Play Chair and Ottoman, 1992  
Manufacturer: Knoll, Inc.  
Gift of Knoll, Inc.