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Posted on: October 29, 2019

20 Years at the SOFA Chicago Expo

It is fall in Chicago, and with it comes another spectacular year of the SOFA Chicago Expo. Experience world-wide, top-tier talent in three-dimensional and functional art. And while you are there, visit Orley Shabahang at booth B21!

This text image lets readers know that the SOFA Chicago Expo is from October 31 through November 3 at Navy Pier.

This is a special SOFA Chicago Expo for Orley Shabahang as it commemorates two decades of participation. We love participating in SOFA Chicago because it showcases our carpets for what they truly are – functional art.

This image shows SOFA Chicago Expo's hall lined with partitioned booths and filled with guests admiring the art.

The SOFA, or Sculpture Objects Functional Art, show has run in Chicago since 1993. This pillar in Chicago’s art exhibitions gives viewers a mix of fine art, decorative art, and design with an emphasis on three-dimensional works. Gathering dealers from all around the world, SOFA brings cutting-edge artists to the table. The show also does an excellent job of educating its visitors should they so choose. With lectures and special exhibits going on all weekend, SOFA offers a palatable understanding of “new trends in the art world.”

A collection of Orley Shabahang's Tribal Revival carpets sit on a log in the middle of a forest.

This year Orley Shabahang will be showcasing its newest collection – Tribal Revival. As seen in this week’s AD PRO, Tribal Revival is a line of carpets inspired by traditional designs from the villages of the Caucus region. Using brighter hues in contemporary color palettes, these carpets are hand-knotted from vegetable-dyed handspun wool.

Taken at SOFA Chicago Expo last year, this photo shows one of Orley Shabahang's team members discussing the quality and design of an Orley Shabahang carpet.

The SOFA Chicago Expo will take place in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. The show hosts a VIP preview Thursday evening and opens to the public at 11 am on Friday, November 1. You can visit Orley Shabahang at booth B21 through Sunday, November 3. Come feel the difference of an entirely handmade carpet with the added benefit of Orley Shabahang’s unmatched service. We hope to see you there!