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February 2021

“Design Salon Series” by HOLLY HUNT

February 3
Design Center at theMART Holly Hunt showroom Design Salon

On Wednesday, February 3rd, HOLLY HUNT’s Design Salon Series returns with a feature on their new partner, custom art studio Moss & Lam. Co-founder Deborah Moss will explore the process behind their imaginative work.

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From Struggle to Success: Actionable Steps to Grow your Profit

February 17

Join us for a frank conversation about moving from struggle to success with someone who did just that.

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March 2021

“Design Salon Series” by HOLLY HUNT

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Design Salon hosts LIVE sessions featuring HOLLY HUNT designers, partners, and collaborators sharing the inspiration and craft behind their collections.

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Swatch What Happens: IG LIVE – Schuyler Samperton & Shelley Johnstone

March 12

Join us for the first episode of the new live series from Design Center! Follow @designcentermart to make sure you don’t miss it.

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Your Mindset Matters: Create Focus and Increase Productivity

March 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Not only will you walk away with actionable next steps, you will have the opportunity to ask Desi your questions live and get the support you need.

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April 2021

Swatch What Happens: IG Live – Brynn Olson, Patrick Fortelka & Julie Lax

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Tune in for a conversation with designer Brynn Olson, architect Patrick Fortelka and luxury home builder Julie Lax on IG Live. Follow @designcentermart to make sure you don’t miss it.

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The Soul of Design: Understanding the Neuroscience of Beauty, Color & Pattern

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join author of Ode to Color and product designer Lori Weitzner and interior designer Lisa Staprans for a presentation that illustrates how understanding the neuroscience of design and color can help elevate mood, inspire creativity, and strengthen your business.

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Swatch What Happens: IG Live – Illuminating Design

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Tune in for a conversation with Jessica Schuster & Nathan Orsman on IG Live. Follow @designcentermart to make sure you don’t miss it.

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May 2021

Swatch What Happens: IG Live – Corey Damen Jenkins

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Design Center at theMART

Tune in for a conversation with Corey Damen Jenkins on Instagram Live. Follow @designcentermart to make sure you don’t miss it.

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Instagram for Business in 2021

May 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lizzie Campbell is back to help you take your Instagram game to the next level. While creating beautiful images for your feed is important, using the app to promote your business in 2021 takes much more than just pretty pictures. From Stories to Reels to infusing strategy into your content, she will be covering all the things you need to stand out on Instagram in 2021 and beyond.

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Swatch What Happens: IG Live – Making Rooms Picture Perfect

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tune in for a conversation with Jennifer and Josh Welch on Instagram Live. Follow @designcentermart to make sure you don’t miss it.

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June 2021

Swatch What Happens: IG Live – Room Transforming Design Details

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tune in for a conversation with Lori Weitzner and Benjamin Reynaert on IG Live. Follow @designcentermart to make sure you don’t miss it.

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Better, Stronger, Faster

June 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as we welcome designers back in-person for Business of Design!

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July 2021

Mental and Social Elements of Design

July 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join three expert panelists for an engaging and relevant conversation about key topics that impact well-being in design, including: Mental Health & Design, Sustainable Materials & Ethical Sourcing in Outdoor Design, and Color Psychology and Sensory Detail.

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August 2021

Katonah Rocky Mountain Hardware Mobile Showroom

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Katonah Architectural Hardware in viewing the new collections in the Rocky Mountain Hardware Mobile Showroom at the South River Drive at theMART.

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September 2021

Business Insurance – Do You Need It?

September 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The topic of insurance can be overwhelming and even exhausting. This session will help to simplify what is an important element of your business. Hear real-life stories from designers and expert advice from an agent to understand insurance needs for interior design businesses.

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October 2021

Design Center @ NeoCon

October 4 - October 6

Come see all the Design Center has to offer for the contract market during NeoCon, including luxury fabrics, wall coverings, floor coverings, furniture, outdoor furnishings, accessories art and much more. Many products on display are fully customizable.

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Design Center @ NeoCon: Toast to Fine Design

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Be inspired as you step off the elevators on 6, 14 and 15 to an oasis of fine design.

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Design Chicago

October 27 - October 28
Design Chicago Logo

Midwest’s Largest Residential Design Conference featuring two days of education, product features and design inspiration from the kitchen, bath and home furnishings showrooms at the Merchandise Mart.

 

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November 2021

The Power of Project Photography

November 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Showcasing your projects in the media or on your website, beautiful photography has the power to sell your services, build your business and enhance your reputation. Don’t let the wrong photography be a stumbling block to your firm’s growth.

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