Chicago (Oct. 2, 2017) — On Tuesday, Oct. 3, STYLE LIBRARY will open its first ground-up location on the 6th floor of the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart (theMART). U.K.-based Walker Greenbank PLC is launching STYLE LIBRARY as the new global home for its six interior product lines.
The Chicago showroom marks the second US-based showroom for STYLE LIBRARY, and will offer access to the Walker Greenbank family of brands including Sanderson, Harlequin, Zoffany, Morris & Co, Scion and Anthology. The lines vary in terms of style and product offering, but all celebrate a passion for color, texture and craftsmanship.
“Chicago has a rich tradition of appreciating great design, so it’s an exciting market for reintroducing our brands,” said Paul Colley, president of STYLE LIBRARY. “The Design Center at theMART fosters an incredible relationship between its showrooms and trade professionals, making it the perfect venue for the company to connect with the regional design community.”
The luxurious, thoughtfully curated showroom offers fabrics and wallcoverings. A diverse range of the finest British brands provides options that satisfy varied styles and functional needs.
Beth Hicks, managing director, marketing for Design Center and Casual Market Chicago, said, “Walker Greenbank has a strong, century-old reputation for high quality product, and we’re thrilled to welcome STYLE LIBRARY’s fresh grouping of brands to our lineup of showrooms.”
The STYLE LIBRARY showroom is located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 6-117A. An opening celebration featuring a presentation by Peter Gomez, head of design for Zoffany, will be held during Design Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 3-5 p.m.
About Walker Greenbank PLC Walker Greenbank PLC, is a UK-based luxury interior furnishings company that designs, manufactures and markets wallpapers and fabrics together with a wide range of ancillary interior products. The company’s brand portfolio includes: Morris & Co., Sanderson, Harlequin, Zoffany, Scion and Anthology. Each brand offers stylish solutions for consumers, designers and contract interiors. Products target the mid to upper end of the premium market and are sold in 85 countries worldwide. Walker Greenbank employs more than 600 people, mainly in the UK, and has showrooms in London, New York, Chicago, Paris and Dubai, along with partnership showrooms in Moscow and Shenzhen.
About the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart (theMART) The Design Center at theMART, 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, antiques and much more. For more information, visit designcenter.com.