SOFA: “How Art Drives Design” Panel Discussion with Diana Bitting

Please join me at SOFA on November 1st at 3pm for “How Art Drives Design”.  It’s such an honor to be invited by Editor-in-Chief Diana Bitting from Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago to participate in this lively discussion.  Hope you can make it!  -Linc Thelen


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Fall Post Event Wrap and Save the Date for my West Elm Workshop

It’s been an amazing fall between Chairs for Charity, the debut of my new show, ENCIRCLE at Buckingham I+D and Design Harvest.  Thanks to all of you who came out to share your passion for art and design.  Below are some snaps and press from our recent events.

SAVE THE DATE, Tuesday, November 12th for my WEST ELM WORKSHOP

I have been invited to display my work at West Elm from Thursday November 7th thru Tuesday November 12th.  I will be hosting a painting workshop at West Elm on November 12th from 6-9pm.  We will be discussing painting techniques and working together on a large canvas which will be auctioned at the Teen Living Program Gala in March. Please RSVP to if you would like to attend the upcoming workshop.

About the Teen Living Program, Directly Impacting the Lives of the TLP Youth

As Teen Living Programs’ single largest fundraising event, the TLP Spring Gala has a goal to raise nearly half a million dollars to support highly effective programming that helps young people heal from the traumas of homelessness and build the skills they need to achieve self-sufficiency and independence. Your support will fund: GED and vocation training classes; healthy meals and instruction on how to prepare them; field trips to museums, parks and sporting events; comprehensive health care; individualized case management; a safe and secure place to call home; and for many, for the first time in their life, a room and a bed of their very own.  For more information, please visit

Thanks again for all your support and passion for Art and Chicago Interior Design.  Hope to see you soon- Linc Thelen


So thrilled to participate in this year’s Chairs for Charity benefiting Designs for Dignity.  My chair is pictured above on the right, for the full article click here.

Irene Duarte, Linc Thelen and Jami Bruno at the Chairs for Chairity Event on September 18th.IMG_2114

Linc Thelen and Jim Tschetter at the opening of Buckingham I+D and Linc’s ENCIRCLE debut.


Incredibly blessed to have ENCIRCLE featured in October’s Lonny.  Thank you Buckingham I+D!  Click here for the full article.
lonny_3 ma_0913A nice write up in Michigan Avenue Magazine’s blog for ENCIRCLE.

LT_domestica_092513I was recently interviewed by Gina Bazar from Chicago Home + Garden about creating a beautiful and function dining room.  Click here for the full article.