Inside The Home Of One Need-To-Know Local Artist

Meet Stephen Eichhorn, a local multimedia artist whose dreamy collages have us thinking about a total home do-over (with art in every room!). We love Stephen's work, and couldn't help wondering what the home of an inspired artist might look like. Plus, he's a living example of how Chicago guys can get maximum style with not-too-much effort. It doesn't have to be all pocket squares and cufflinks, and Stephen is proof. Read on for a look inside Stephen's minimalist, Ukrainian Village home, plus find out what exciting projects he's got on deck for 2012 (including one very enticing fashion-focused item!).
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Stephen Eichhorn, a local multimedia artist currently showing his work at Ebersmoore gallery in Chicago.

On Stephen: Opening Ceremony shirt, A.P.C Petit Standard jeans, Superga shoes.

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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Has anyone or anything inspired your home?
"In the delineation of domestic/work space, I take inspiration from the personal homes of a mix of mid-century artists/designers. Specifically the Eames' home and studio, Russel Wright's house and Harry Bertoia's house and studio."

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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How would you describe your style in three words?
"Classic, repetitive, minimal."

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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What are you most excited about professionally at the moment?
"A couple things: The gallery I work with in Chicago, Ebersmoore, just reopened in a new location with a group show, "NEU!", that I'm participating in. I have a solo show at Elmhurst Art Museum opening Friday, January 13, running through March 31. In February I am working with close friends, Chris Peters and Shane Gabier (Creatures of the Wind), on their Fall 2012 fashion presentation. I'm fabricating a series of custom sculptures that will serve as a backdrop to their runway presentation. At the end of February I am in a three person show at Purdue University with Cody Hudson and Chad Kouri curated by Garet Martin. Toward the end of the show we will take up residence in the gallery in a studio structure built and designed by local high school students."

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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Do you have any interior design projects on your to-do list for 2012?
"I'm constantly rearranging and cleaning out the studio for different shows/projects. In terms of the house, the kitchen needs a face-lift."

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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Stephen's minimal, midcentury-influenced living room.

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On Stephen: Band of Outsiders shirt, Carhartt x Adam Kimmel pants, J.Crew sweater, Rachel Comey boots.

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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What do you love most about your profession?
"Being self-employed, I get to work from home and do what I love everyday."

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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Where in your home do you spend the most time?
"Either in the studio or at the desk in the dining room."

On Stephen: Gitman Vintage shirt.

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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What kind of music is always playing in your house?
"In the studio I listen to a lot of Om, Lichens, Sleep, White/Light, Black Sabbath, and Slayer."

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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What kinds of art do you like to display in your home?
"In large part my collection is made up of friends' artwork as well as people I take inspiration from."

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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What item from your wardrobe do you wear most?
"A.P.C Petit Standard Jeans. Everyday."

On Stephen: Dunderdon shirt, A.P.C Petit Standard jeans, Barbour vest, Robert Geller glasses, Saint James hat.

Photographed by Heather Talbert
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Where do you love to shop in Chicago?
Clothing: Barneys, Tres Bien
Gifts/ Home: Robin Richman, Asrai Garden, Sprout, Broadway Antique Market

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Has anyone or anything influenced your personal style?
"My fiance."

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Check out Stephen's work at Ebersmoore gallery, from now through February 11.

On Stephen: Vintage Woolrich pullover, Adam Kimmel bowtie, Dunderdon shirt, A.P.C Petit Standard jeans.

Photographed by Heather Talbert