Casual Market Chicago Leads Industry in What’s New and Next

Chicago (August 31, 2017) — Casual Market Chicago, the largest show in North America dedicated to the casual and outdoor furnishings industry, will feature the industry’s top brands and latest products when it takes over the Merchandise Mart (theMART) on Tuesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

New Products
The long-standing event connects retailers with the latest, most innovative products from manufacturers setting industry-wide trends in color, product design, fabric patterns and more. A sampling of the featured new product launches include:

  • Zephyr by JANUS et Cie: Zephyr is a sleek outdoor seating group for contemporary environments that embodies the mesmerizing movement of larger-than-life transportation. Ideal for active homes and commercial environments, Zephyr boasts stackable, low-maintenance chairs with a longlasting finish.
  • Softscape Collection by Brown Jordan: Softscape offers casual sophistication with clean lines that combine innovation, function and color. The collection offers a complete line of outdoor furniture with Suncloth strap dining, bistro and lounge seating and deep seating cushion pieces.
  • Ojai Collection by Zuo Modern: The Ojai Collection is designed for outdoor living with an elegance of an upholstered indoor look. The pieces are upholstered in White Champagne-colored Sunproof UV resistant fabric, ideal for any outdoor use. Stardust Shade by Treasure Gardens: The 10’ pop-up Stardust shade features a contemporary star-shaped canopy inspired by geometrics as well as celestial bodies.

New Showrooms

The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart is home to the most complete collection of permanent casual furnishings showrooms in the country, and all will be on display during Casual Market Chicago. The Design Center has acquired three new tenants since last year’s event that will provide yet another layer to the wide array of participating brands:

  • Eddie Bauer Home Outdoor
  • Elizabeth Grace Outdoor (debuting at Casual Market)

New Exhibitors

For more than 40 years, Casual Market Chicago has been a destination for the outdoor furnishings industry, providing the very best manufacturers all under one roof. In 2017, the trade show welcomes a number of new exhibitors* that will round out the grouping of more than 250 manufacturers:

Abble Inc.
AC Pacific
Aesthetic Metals
Amalfi Living
Backwoods Smoker
Best Kind
Carolina Casual Furniture
CDM Distribution
Charbon Basques
Cornoado Casuals
Coverware Essentials
Daybreak Poly Furniture
Design Flow Pty Ltd.
Eddie Bauer Home Outdoor
EG Outdoor
Elk Group International
European Garden Living
Exterior Elements Outdoor Living
Festival Depot
Firepits UK
Flash Furniture

Francis Metal Works
Frankford Umbrellas
Golden Rabbit
Heritage by Design
Home Couture
Lgarden by Venture Products
My Custom Sports Chair
Numero Teak USA
Nusantara Teak
Platinum USA B.V.
Pride Casual Corp.
Summer Breeze International
The Zen Awakening
Think Outside
Wicked Wicker
*New exhibitors as of 8.29

Casual Market Chicago will be held on floors 7, 14, 15 and 16 of the Merchandise Mart, located at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza in Chicago. Show hours will be 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sept. 12-14 and 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. on Sept. 15. To register, please visit

About The Merchandise Mart (theMART) Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI), a division of Vornado Realty Trust, is a leading owner and operator of integrated showroom and office buildings, as well as trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together through market events, trade and consumer events and conferences. As both a property manager and trade show producer, MMPI has been North America’s market maker for the industries it serves, bringing together wholesalers, retailers and consumers for more than 65 years.

About the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart (theMART) The Design Center, located in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart, is home to four floors constituting the world’s largest and finest design center. As a leader in the $65 billion residential home furnishings market, the Design Center offers the largest presentation of high-end, customizable, residential and outdoor home furnishings worldwide, all under one roof. Encompassing 750,000 square feet, boasting more than 125 showrooms and featuring more than 2,500 product lines, it is the ultimate resource for designers and design enthusiasts of luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting and much more. For more information, visit

Beth HicksCasual Market Chicago Leads Industry in What’s New and Next