The critically acclaimed fair launched in 1994 and is held annually at Chicago's Navy Pier. Around 80 dealers exhibit masterpieces of art and design, with some 35 000 attending the fair. It is estimated that the fair totals $15-20 million dollars in sales.

Following a nationwide competition by USA Today, SOFA was ranked 7th as the Readers' Choice 10 Best Art Events. This year looks set to be bigger than ever, with a revamped floorplan designed by Wrap Architecture's Cheryl Noel and Ravi Ricker.

UK-based galleries Didier ltd and Craft Scotland are just a few names that will be exhibiting, as well has galleries from New York, Kyoto, Tokyo and Melbourne.

Highlights of the 3 day event include the Connect Design Competition, sponsored in part by Chubb Personal Insurance and the Corning Museum of Glass. Six universities have been selected to create a relaxing and social environment which features seating and lighting installations.

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 6th-8th November 2015. A preview night will be held on 5th November 2015.