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Watson Smith Expands to New Showroom in Design Center at theMART

Posted by Margaret Crow on December 11, 2018

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Chicago (December 11, 2018) — Watson Smith, a trusted trade resource for carpets, rugs, hardwood flooring and more, has expanded its presence in Design Center at theMART. A showroom known for its extensive collection and 90 years of excellent customer service, Watson Smith’s new showroom opened its doors on the sixth floor of theMART earlier this week. The company relocated from a 1,600-square-foot space to a 4,800-square-foot showroom to better serve its large customer base

OW Lee Expands Presence in Design Center at the Merchandise Mart

Posted by Margaret Crow on June 27, 2018

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CHICAGO (June 27, 2018) — Marking its 20th year in Design Center at the Merchandise Mart, OW Lee recently relocated to a more spacious showroom to allow for an expanded selection of lines and products. Located on the 15th floor of theMart, the new showroom boasts an additional 1,600 square feet, offering more space to showcase new products and complete lines including Pendleton by Sunbrella, one of OW Lee’s newest fabric collections. “After two decades of

Design Center’s Digital by Design Returns with Fresh, Exciting Content

Posted by Margaret Crow on May 10, 2018

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Chicago (May 10, 2018) — Design Center at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago’s ultimate destination for custom home furnishings and interior design, will host its 2nd annual Digital by Design on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Expanding on the successful launch of the educational event in 2017, this year’s programming will showcase the latest trends and best practices in digital, web and social. Throughout the day, industry leaders will host CEU-accredited presentations as well as engaging panels

The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart‘s Annual Outdoor Furniture Sample Sale Boasts Increased Number of Participating Showrooms in 2018

Posted by Beth Hicks on March 27, 2018

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Chicago (March 27, 2018) — The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart, the Midwest’s premiere destination for residential and outdoor home furnishings, is holding its annual Outdoor Furniture Sample Sale from Tuesday, May 1 to Friday, May 4. Designers are invited to an exclusive preview on Tuesday, and the public is welcome Wednesday through Friday to take advantage of deeply discounted collections as outdoor furniture showrooms clear their spaces for 2018 merchandise. “Just in time

Global Office Furniture Provider, Forward Space, Expands Midwest Presence with Multifaceted Showroom; Highlights Fresh Approach to Home Office Design

Posted by Beth Hicks on February 20, 2018

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CHICAGO (Feb. 20, 2018) — Forward Space, a leading authorized Steelcase dealer, opened a new showroom in the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart (theMART). The Chicagoland-based office furniture distributor opened its doors on the sixth floor of theMART today, pointing towards a progressive fusion of residential and workplace design. Forward Space President, CEO and Owner Jenny Niemann said, “Our industry is trending toward residential, and we felt there was no better place to be than
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