Overview

The Object Society was founded by Michael Dreeben and Ray Doeksen in Chicago’s Ukrainian village. Part showroom, part store, The Object Society began as a place for local furniture designers to show their designs, and resulted in greater attention to the community. The collective of designers includes Dreeben and partner Ayush Kasliwal’s AKMD, Doeksen’s USA-OK, Strand Design, Steven Haulenbeek, and Leah Ball, all based in Chicago, Illinois. The Object Society also includes Give Studio from Michigan, Gotham Smith from Brooklyn, and Michele Varian from New York City. The purpose of the collective is to pool resources, share knowledge, and work together to promote their work.