KitchenContemporary Kitchen, Chicago

Designers gave the house a wood-and-steel façade that blends traditional and industrial elements.Photography by Eric Hausman

Designers gave the house a wood-and-steel façade that blends traditional and industrial elements. This home’s noteworthy steel shipping container construction material, offers a streamlined aesthetic and industrial vibe, with sustainable attributes and strength. Recycled shipping containers are fireproof, impervious to water and stronger than traditional building materials. Inside, muscular concrete walls, burnished cedar beams and custom oak cabinetry give the living spaces definition, decorative might, and storage and seating options.

For more than 40 years, Fredman Design Group has been in the business of Interior Design. Throughout the years, we’ve built long-lasting relationships with our clients through our client-centric approach. When creating designs, our decisions depend on the personality of our clients—their dreams and their aspirations. We manifest their lifestyle by incorporating elements of design with those of our clients to create a unique environment, down to the details of the upholstery and accessories. We love it when a home feels finished and lived in, with various layers and textures.
While each of our clients and their stories has varied over the years, they’ve come to trust us with their projects—whether it’s a single room to the larger complete renovation, addition, or new construction.

They value the collaborative team that is behind each project, embracing the diversity that each designer is able to bring to their project through their love of art, travel, fashion, nature, history, architecture or film—ultimately falling in love with the nurturing environments we create for them.

We are grateful for the opportunity to tell each of clients’ stories through design. What story can we help you tell?

Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation - 312-587-9184

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patriciasteven wrote:Mar 29, 2016
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    Fredman Design Group

    patriciasteven, thank you for asking. Please email us at for information on the materials used for this island.

  • Nancy Debosek

    I love this. I'm ready to move!!!!!

epabril wrote:Mar 27, 2016
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    Fredman Design Group

    @epabril, thank you for asking! Please contact us at for ordering information.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Mitchell Parker added this to New This Week: 2 Industrial Kitchens to Inspire Your Next RemodelMar 25, 2016

1. Cutting-Edge CottageDesigner: Susan Fredman of Fredman Design Group, also the homeownerLocation: Union Pier, MichiganSize: 240 square feet (22.3 square meters); 10 by 24 feetHomeowners’ request: A classic cottage home made from shipping containers with a kitchen that blends traditional and industrial stylesSpecial features: Rough-hewn beams, burnished oak cabinetry and wide-plank oak floors that offer earthy counterpoints to the corrugated-steel container walls; metal cabinet for dishware collection; oversize wire chandelier

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Henry Luo added this to Sustainable Building MaterialsAug 26, 2019

4. A whole nature wood use as decoration. grey wall is cool.

lizannet added this to Apartment 2017Apr 26, 2019

built in cupboards for spacwe and the back door

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