Announcing the 10 influential and accomplished interior designers who will name their favorite designs from showrooms at Design Center at theMART
Chicago, IL (September 24, 2019) – The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart is pleased to announce its #DesignCenterFinds initiative, led by members of the Leaders of Design Council, a growing organization comprised of leaders from architecture, interior design and landscape design firms from around the world.
A group of eleven accomplished designers were invited to take part in the inaugural #DesignCenterFinds event. Each designer will identify their top finds from a list of Design Center showrooms featuring luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting, accessories and more. Participating Leaders of Design members include:
- Michael Del Piero, Michael Del Piero Good Design
- James Dolenc, James Thomas Interiors
- Scott Fortman, Gibbons, Fortman & Associates
- Bruce Fox, Bruce Fox Design
- Christopher Kane, Kane Brothers, Inc.
- Frank Kane III, Kane Brothers, Inc.
- Jessica Lagrange, Jessica Lagrange Interiors
- Teresa Manns, Peabodys Interiors
- Kim Scodro, Kim Scodro Interiors LLC
- Shea Soucie, Soucie Horner, Ltd.
- Tom Stringer, Tom Stringer Design Partners
#DesignCenterFinds will be announced to media on September 26 and will be on display during Design Chicago. Over the course of two days (Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3, 2019), Design Chicago will showcase over 175 presentations, CEU programs, open houses and featured products, including #DesignCenterFinds.
Signage noting the distinction of being named as a “Design Center Find” will be displayed prominently in selected showrooms, and each find will be profiled across Design Center social media channels.
“With more than 125 showrooms featuring more than 2,500 product lines, Design Center is the place to find inspiration for both residential and outdoor home furnishings, all under one roof,” said Beth Hicks, Managing Director, Marketing for Design Center and Casual Market Chicago. “We were delighted to work with the Leaders of Design Council on this initiative and look forward to sharing their finds.”
About Leaders of Design Council
The Leaders of Design Council exists to elevate and enhance the value of design. The organization achieves its mission by nurturing a robust membership of design leaders with frequent education programs and networking opportunities, and one annual international conference. The member community includes leaders from architecture, interior design and landscape design firms, as well as leaders of relevant product, service and media companies. Members are based in over 40 cities across the globe. For more information, please visit www.leadersofdesign.com.
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 designcenter.com. Visit Design Center on Facebook and Instagram.
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