Named “Chicago’s Greenest Home,” the exhibit focuses on environmentally-
After touring the home, Kim and her friend Kristin Slaikeu were accompanied by Brentano’s National Sales Manager Jeff Frank and Marketing Coordinator Emily Mendenhall back to their hotel. Brentano selected the Wit hotel for the pair both for its ideal location and impressive design. The group went up to the Roof bar to check out the views over State Street. Following a chat about green design and the Smart Home exhibit, Jeff and Emily left Kim and her guest so they could get ready to enjoy the rest of their weekend in Chicago, which included a tacky holiday sweater pub crawl.
The Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit closed on January 3, 2010. Additional information and photos can be found at http://brentanofabrics.com/
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Founded in 1990 by Design Director Iris Wang and her husband and President E-Kwan Chen, Brentano has grown from a modest beginning of eight patterns to an internationally represented textile house. Brentano's fabrics stem from Wang's philosophy of balancing beauty + performance. Their growing collection of eco-fabrics expands this ideology by demanding textiles to meet thoroughly researched standards of environmental consciousness while maintaining their beauty. Celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2010, Brentano continues to offer a variety of innovative and interesting textiles, including eco-friendly faux leather, high performance upholstery, fire-resistant, outdoor and Crypton and Nano-Tex fabrics. Please visit http://www.brentanofabrics.com for more information.