An Exclusive Peek at Moderne Living's Private Dinner
On September 18, the fabulous showroom of Moderne Living welcomed an exclusive crowd of tastemakers, design enthusiasts and developers, all keen to discover what glorious unveiling the brand has in store. At 6 p.m., doors open, ushering the guests into the glitzy interiors and the sparkling glasses of Ferrari Brut and Ferrari Rose. The partaking of wine became more cordial with the vision of old and new faces alike. Supported by the Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, the private dinner sets off with the opening remarks our very own Rae Muranski, strikingly clad in her purple shift dress.
Rae Muranski earned her master's degree in Accounting from the University of Florida and boldly conquered the corporate world. She has worked as a CPA for 12 years under multiple Forbes 500 companies, where she was immersed in the world of many success stories. Her own came in 2015, when she made the decision to expand Moderne Living from its suburban location to River North. “It was time to focus my energies entirely on the furniture business and use my knowledge and acumen to help it flourish,” says Rae. “Our goal at Moderne Living is not only to sell furniture, but also to work with the design community and clients to create the smart living concept. We will work with you every step along the way to help you create and realize your dream home.”
Moderne Living has been a fixture in the Chicago home furnishings market since 2004. Today, Moderne Living represents the most innovative and exciting furniture lines from Europe. With 5-star-ratings on Houzz, the Chicago-based brand not only won the Best of Houzz award for five years in the running, but also was named the best Modern showroom by Modern Luxury magazine.
It was only right for Moderne Living to be a channel for Tumidei’s Smart Living Concept. Launched in 1959 in Predappio di Romagnia, Tumidei’s 60-year innovation in design is emphasized by its 100% in-house production chain and the wise use of Photovoltaic energy. Under this brand, scraps become energy and creativity becomes a tangible concept in which consumers can constantly revel in.
Tumidei and Moderne Living have many similar virtues; both are anchored with sophisticated products and the continuous pursuit of evolution to match the changing times. This season, Tumidei unveils On-Off, a living and sleeping system that transforms small spaces into functional areas for day and night use. The wardrobe system 20/32 is a hinged-door configuration which allows walk-in spaces and sliding opening systems that can be customized according to one’s request. In Tiramolla, Tumidei showcases various bed and profile designs, making brilliant use of small bedrooms with its integrated shelving, cabinetry and bed solutions.
All products from Tumidei are crafted in Italy and are proudly formaldehyde-free. The brand is also CARB-certified, which states that the panels produced by the company the standards of the California Air Resources Board.
Filippo Fiumana, Tumidei's creative director, personally divulged the ideas behind Smart Living Concept. There were only good words and applause, plus a spread of Asian fusion cuisine served by Kenmare Catering and Event. At the end of the dinner, guests took home the taste of fine food, plus the excitement for Tumidei’s modular concepts which will transform luxury interiors into space-saving, smart furniture.