Find Inspiration at the Design Center

The Design Center at theMART is the world’s largest resource for custom home furnishings and interior design with 125 showrooms featuring the top product lines available to interior design professionals.

Visiting the Design Center

Located in downtown Chicago, the Design Center luxury residential furnishing showrooms can be found on floors 6 and 14, and outdoor and casual furnishing showrooms are on floors 15 and 16.

Design Center Showrooms Open Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM


Design Center at theMART
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Floors 6, 14, 15 & 16
Chicago, IL 60654

Get Directions

theMART is easily accessible through the following travel options:
• CTA bus stops
• CTA elevated train “L” stop on the second floor
• Taxi stand on the South Drive
• Walking distance to Ogilvy and Union Stations
• Quick, easy driving access to major expressways


More than 5,000 parking spaces are located within a four-block radius of theMART, including the MartParcWells garage, located at the corner of Kinzie and Wells Streets, and MartParc Orleans, located at the corner of Orleans and Hubbard Streets. Tenants or other persons looking for parking information should contact the Parking Office at 312.347.3515.

Mart Parc Wells
Mart Parc Orleans

Contacting the Design Center

Susan McCullough
Senior Vice President
312.527.7756 / [email protected]

Beth Hicks
Managing Director, Marketing – Design Center & Casual Market
312.527.7643 / [email protected]

Margaret Crow
Director of Marketing – Design Center
312.527.7751 / [email protected]

Call to have showroom events included in theMART’s marketing calendar, for assistance with showroom marketing, marketing contact information changes and other marketing-related questions pertaining to the Design Center.

Amenities at theMART

Make your day easier, whether you’re working, shopping or just visiting the Design Center at theMART via a full range of time-saving services for both your professional and personal needs.

theMART Center Retail
theMART Center Retail is a collection of eating establishments, service amenities and specialty shops located on the first and second floors. These time-saving businesses include a beauty salon, a food court with more than 20 eating establishments, a full-service health club, FedEx Office, Fifth Third Bank, a U.S. Post Office location and a Verizon store. General hours are 9 AM to 6 PM weekdays and 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday.

Information Bar and Concierge
The Information Bar is located in theMART’s first floor South Lobby and is staffed weekdays by a concierge from 9 AM to 5 PM. The concierge can answer questions about accessibility, parking and upcoming events and registration.

Marshall’s Landing
Located atop the Grand Stair on the 2nd floor, Marshall’s Landing is theMART’s center of gravity for gathering, socializing and working. The vibrant space features a world class collection of furniture, a grand bar, and a spectacular private dining room overlooking the Chicago River.

theMART River Park
TheMART River Park is a beautiful green space along the riverfront, offering plentiful al-fresco seating.

See all amenities at theMART

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