Cannon Frank Design Partners
Below are some of the partners Cannon Frank works with throughout the design process. Click on a photograph to see images of our combined efforts.
If John Cannon isn't able to travel abroad to find just the right piece for a client, his next stop is Antiques on Old Plank Road.
John Cannon and architect Marvin Herman have collaborated together on many projects. This one, in particular, was truly magnificent, which is very apropos given the residence is on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. This home was featured in Michigan Avenue magazine, Chicago Home, Spectacular Homes of Chicago and stylechicago.com.
Clean, open space and an exposed flame fireplace are the key elements in this modern home designed by Nagle Hartray and John Saladino, with interiors by John Cannon. This home was featured in Chicago Tribune Magazine, Home and Architectural Trends and Spectacular Homes of Chicago.
Audio Visual and Home Theater
When clients need or want to customize the electronic, audio, video and communication systems in their homes, John Cannon will recommend specialists who perform miracles within the clients' chosen parameters and Cannon Frank will partner with these specialists to coordinate the custom cabinetry, drapery and switch systems.
"Cannon Frank understands how to achieve an outstanding result for their client. Beyond the (obvious) aesthetic appeal and beauty of John [Cannon's] design, the attention to detail and communication are exemplary. Cannon Frank exceeded our expectations in the quality of and timeliness in providing information. We always look forward to working with Cannon Frank as it is a sure step toward a successful project." Rich Conklin, Principal Engineer, Grand Home Automation
No home theater is complete without sophisticated audio visual solutions, and that is what Sound and Vision provided to complement John Cannon's design in this private theater. This home was featured in Home Entertainment magazine, Robb Report Luxury Home, Chicago Home and Garden, stylechicago.com, Spectacular Homes of Chicago and Electronic Lifestyles.
"John Cannon's creative energy is boundless and his attention to detail is amazing — nothing is ever overlooked. John's sole purpose is to do a fabulous job for his clients. Working with Cannon Frank is always a breath of fresh air." Eric Schmidt, Founder & CEO Sound & Vision
Exceptionally high ceilings, large picture windows and other architectural elements did not pose a problem for Cannon Frank or Eiesland Builders when designing this residence. This home was featured in Chicago Tribune Magazine and Spectacular Homes of Chicago.
John Cannon, architect Marvin Herman and builder Harold Schulz worked together to design and build a stunning, contemporary residence in Water Tower Place for a successful, notable Chicago couple. Blending Art Deco, Biedermeier, French Empire and lots of color created a home which the clients are so pleased with, they still call, years later, to say how fortunate they feel living there.
Cannon Frank and Maple Island Log Homes recently completed an 11,000 square foot log cabin in Michigan with many innovative details and unique features, still yet to be photographed.
Cannon Frank and builder Metzler Hull worked from the ground up on this Lincoln Park brownstone. Celtic features from the outside of the building were continued inside the residence, and are evident in the stone fireplace. This home was featured in Midwest Chicago Home and Robb Report Home Entertainment.
A fabulous view of the city and a rare collection of Art Deco antiques complement the clean, neutral furnishings and décor in this high-rise residence. This home was featured in Michigan Avenue magazine, Chicago Home, Spectacular Homes of Chicago and stylechicago.com.
Custom Furniture Makers
Inspired by renowned Art Deco designer Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Frank Pollaro creates extraordinary, museum-quality reproductions of Ruhlmann's original designs. This bed is one such example Cannon Frank commissioned Pollaro to design. This home was featured in Michigan Avenue magazine, Chicago Home, Spectacular Homes of Chicago and stylechicago.com.
Wagner's Custom Wood Design
Cannon Frank frequently works with Bill Wagner when quality, unique, custom furnishings are needed.
Cannon Frank and Bernacki have a long relationship working with and restoring fine furniture and antiques. When Cannon Frank clients need specialized, high-end custom finishes or repairs to a one-of-a-kind piece, Bernacki is always available to help. John Cannon can continually rely on Stan Bernacki to perform the best antique restoration and gold or silver leafing in the business. Now, with the expansion of their business, Bernacki has established BF Workshops, specializing in custom furniture fabrication. In fact, Cannon Frank and BF Workshops have already partnered together to create custom home theater seating. Bernacki and Associates lovingly and beautifully restored the painted chest seen in the left foreground of the photo.
A 15,000 square foot home deserves amazing gardens and that is what John Cannon and landscape designer Scott Byron created for this residence, which rests on the banks of the Salt Creek River.
John Cannon and Craig Bergmann are great partners when designing both indoors and out. John describes Craig as a gentle soul who understands flora and fauna more than most commercial landscapers. John says, "Craig sees beyond the obvious and understands the nuances of color, texture and nature. He's God's little helper."
John Cannon was asked to design the foyer in the first ever Merchandise Mart Dream Home, one of several projects Cannon Frank has worked on with the Mart. This project was featured in CS and the Chicago Sun Times.
Parenti and Raffaelli, in conjunction with Finishes by Bruno
Twenty-eight foot ceilings demand an audio visual cabinet like no other. This custom piece, designed by John Cannon and fabricated by Parenti Raffaelli and Finishes by Bruno, accommodates countless electronic items and also features a mural based on the Burning of Rome by Emperor Nero. This home was featured in Robb Report Luxury Home, Chicago Home and Garden, stylechicago.com and Spectacular Homes of Chicago.
"Cannon Frank combines personal integrity with superb design talent." Ron Parenti, owner, Parenti & Raffaelli
Finishes by Bruno
"I have been in this business for over 50 years and have dealt with some of the top designers in this industry. Within those years I have had the pleasure of working with John Cannon and Cannon Frank. I can honestly state that John Cannon is one of the most creative and imaginative designers I know. His distinctive and unique style of design has been very inspirational to me in creating some of my most sought out finishes." Joe Bruno, owner, Finishes by Bruno
Cannon Frank frequently calls upon the talents of Simes Studios to create custom murals for clients. In this residence, the dome was inspired by a Baroque decorated ceiling and features a very ornate trompe l'oeil framework with different mythological scenes. The painting in the Art-Deco themed theater lobby was inspired by a painting of Cleopatra by Tamara de Lempicka and rendered as a version of a Hollywood movie as if the original painting was painted from the movie. This home was featured in Home Entertainment magazine, Robb Report Luxury Home, Chicago Home and Garden, stylechicago.com and Spectacular Homes of Chicago.
"We enjoy working with Cannon Frank, as their projects are always very creative and challenging. [John Cannon] has a unique vision for a space and wonderful eye for detail and runs projects in a very professional manner." Cindy Simes, owner, Simes Studios
Fabulous photographs complete a well-designed project and John Cannon and Nathan Kirkman work together frequently on this last task. Nathan's work can be seen in many national and regional publications, including Shelter, Metropolitan Home, Metropolis and Interior Design. This home was featured in i4 Design and Midwest Home Chicago.
Another of Cannon Frank's respected photographers is Tony Soluri, a frequent contributor to Architectural Digest and photographer for Spectacular Homes of Chicago. This home was featured in Michigan Avenue magazine, Robb Report Luxury Home, Chicago Home and Garden, stylechicago.com and Spectacular Homes of Chicago.