Architectural Anarchy

Italian screen  Photo by Architectural Anarchy

Italian screen

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Brass nesting tables  Photo by Architectural Anarchy

Brass nesting tables

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Architectural Anarchy returns to Market Hill with an interesting mix of mid-century modern finds, folk art, industrial and architectural pieces, and an assortment of old signage. Based in Chicago, Gosia Korsakowski and partner William Rawski operate a 30,000-SF showroom filled with a remarkable collection of antiques from the U.S. and Western Europe. 

Pom sculpture by Curts Jere  Photo by Architectural Anarchy

Pom sculpture by Curts Jere

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Both veterans in the industry, Bill is best known for signs, art, and décor he has amassed for Zap Antiques & Props, the Midwest’s largest prop house. Founded in 1987, Zap has been a part of almost every major production filmed in Chicago. It also offers interior design for retail and restaurant spaces and functions as a design studio and print shop. 

Gosia has been long admired for her vintage home goods. Growing up in Poland, Gosia spent summers traveling, experiencing different cultures, and shopping at various antiques stores and flea markets. She says it was always in her nature to be entrepreneurial. In college, she and a friend opened an art gallery and sold artwork made by fellow students. She then worked in the fashion industry before getting married and moving to the States. She began collecting and selling glassware and, by 2007, eventually making glassware of her own designs. 

It was in 2010 that she and Bill went into business together, opening up their warehouse in Chicago, allowing people to shop from their treasure trove of vintage and antique finds from around the world.

“It’s an eclectic mix. There’s variety in our inventory.”

Now they invite shoppers at Market Hill to come on in and discover Architectural Anarchy.

Mid-century chairs by Umanoff  Photo by Architectural Anarchy

Mid-century chairs by Umanoff

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Painting by Mercune  Photo by Architectural Anarchy

Painting by Mercune

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Italian brass and leather lamp  Photo by Architectural Anarchy

Italian brass and leather lamp

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