The Glenview, Illinois–based appliance and electronics dealer Abt Electronics recently opened a new showroom. The Abt Electronics Inspiration Studio showcases products from 12 appliance manufacturers in fully designed settings. The architecture, interior design, and lighting was done by Chicago-based Mick De Giulio. The 10,000-square-foot space is comprised of 12 interconnected spaces, each designated for an individual manufacturer—the Inspiration Studio represents firms like Bosch, Dacor, Gaggenau, Jenn Air, La Cornue, LG, Miele, Monogram, Thermador, Samsung, Sub-Zero and Wolf, and Viking. “The spaces don’t adhere to the specific themes of traditional, modern, or eclectic, which I felt created lines or boundaries within those styles,” De Giulio said. “Rather, my goal was for each space to have a style of its own.” Along with one-of-a-kind light fixtures, furniture, tables, counter stools, sinks, and cabinetry, custom art throughout the project was produced by Have Dreams, a local nonprofit that serves young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Have Dreams worked with Abt’s For Autistic Kids Foundation to produce giclée prints based on paintings by children with autism.

Abt Inspiration Studio
1200 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
Tel: 888-228-5800
Architect: Mick De Giulio

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