Driehaus Museum


Bird & Tale began a partnership with the Driehaus Museum in 2021. A selection of works by our Chicago makers can be viewed and purchase in a private room adjacent to the gift shop. 

The Richard Driehaus Museum is an immersive experience within the restored Samuel Mayo Nickerson Mansion. The house, constructed in 1883, at the height of the gilded age, is now a historic staple of the city of Chicago. The interior is draped and adorned with the most spectacular fixtures, artworks, and finishes that money could by.

The mansions history is juxtaposed beautifully with a new fellowship that began in 2019 . The Driehaus Museum A Tale of Today: Emerging Artists Fellowship highlights the artwork of emerging artists, most of whom are minorities, or are makers who have been historically underrepresented. Their rotating exhibitions are a great addition to your Chicago itinerary. 

They are located at 40 East Erie Street. Be sure to stop by the gift shop and let them know you came to see the Bird & Tale artworks! 


Bird & Tale's partnership with Offcut took its first steps early in 2022. Their showroom, located at 3951 w. Belden ave., showcases works by Bird & Tale makers alongside works by their makers.

Offcut is a line of furniture and home goods designed and built in Chicago IL.  It was created as an offshoot of a busy custom woodworking shop and its constantly growing collection of extra stuff - piles of beautiful hardwood cutoffs and scrap, semi finished furniture pieces, random cool odds and ends that collect in a shop over 20 years.