Launched in 1994, the critically acclaimed fair is held annually at Chicago's Navy Pier. Some 80 dealers exhibit masterpieces of art and design, with around 35 000 attending the fair. The fair's sales total is estimate to be $15-20 million dollars in sales.

A nationwide competition by USA Today ranked SOFA 7th as the Readers' Choice 10 Best Art Events. This year is set to be bigger than ever, with a total revamp of the floorplan which has been designed by Wrap Architecture's Cheryl Noel and Ravi Ricker.

Galleries from the UK, Seattle, New York, Kyoto, Tokyo and Melbourne will all be present.

The 3 day event includes the Connect Design Competition, sponsored in part by Chubb Personal Insurance and the Corning Museum of Glass. Six universities have been chosen for the competition with the brief to create a relaxing and social environment which centers around seating and lighting.

SOFA and Barnebys have teamed up to offer $5 off tickets, simply use the code BRNBYS2015 when purchasing. Buy tickets here.

SOFA will run from November 6-8 2015. A preview night will be held on November 5 2015.

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