The nascent museum, which just signed a lease for space in the Block 37 building last week, is described by director
The money raised will go to fund the museum's first exhibition as a leaseholder at Block 37 and to support ongoing operations as a year-round museum, said Woodford, a designer who earlier this year quit his job at Morningstar to work full-time on his dream of creating a permanent place to showcase great design.
"I've had (the Kickstarter page) open all day. It refreshes as you watch it," Woodford said this week. "Each person who donates is just so inspiring."
Missing the goal won't stall the exhibit, or cancel the lease for the Block 37 space, Woodford said, but it will alter how the museum proceeds. Woodford said interest is there --the Chicago Design museum has hosted several successful pop-up shows since 2012, and the
This summer also has a busy slate of design-centric art events, with both the
As Kickstarter counts down the final hours, Woodford said he was hoping to see a last-minute push.
"I'm always anxious," Woodford said. "This is nothing different. I have been amazed by all the support we've gotten so far."
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