FLOOR DAILY: theMART Reports on Showroom Leasing

TheMart is pleased to announce that 11 leading manufacturers have established new showrooms and 19 other existing tenants have renewed or expanded their spaces ahead of NeoCon 2021. The news underscores the continued importance of brick-and-mortar showrooms in successful omnichannel business practices.

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Overall, the new movements in the building represent robust leasing activity in the contract industry. Bernhardt Design has returned to TheMart with a new 7,500 square foot showroom on the third floor designed by the Chicago design firm Kuchar Studio. Pedrali has leased a suite on the third floor which will serve as the brand’s launchpad for its growing U.S. business. Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering and Watson have both doubled the size of their showrooms and relocated to the third floor for long-term leases.

Additionally, TheMart and NeoCon have welcomed several new brands, including Claridge Products, Formaspace, Zgo Technologies, Loftwall, Howe, OM Seating, Ethnicraft, and KFI Studios.

Recent long-term renewals include Keilhauer, Arcadia, Andreu World, Wieland, Alur, Arc-Com Fabrics, and CF Group. The activity extends into the home furnishings sector of TheMart, as Holly Hunt, A. Rudin, Kravet, and Fabricut, Inc. have recommitted to their leases. The Bright Group and Michael-Cleary have also renewed their leases, while also expanding their spaces-Michael-Cleary has doubled in size. TheMart’s ground level LuxeHome Boutiques also remain a vital destination for both trade and the public to source kitchen, bath and building products-Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove, and Miele have both extended their leases, Gaggenau, Thermador, Bosch has expanded their space, and new showroom, BauTeam German Kitchen Tailors has opened its doors in LuxeHome. Click Here to Read Full Article

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Michael-Cleary Expands to New Showroom

Michael-Cleary Expands to New Showroom in Design Center at theMART
Long Time Showroom Doubles Space, Adds New Lines

(March 1, 2021 – Chicago) – Design Center at theMART is pleased to announce that Michael-Cleary has expanded its Chicago showroom located in the iconic Merchandise Mart. The new space, in Suite 6-161, more than doubles their footprint on the sixth floor. In addition to creating space for new brands and expanded collections from the company’s lines, the new layout will feature a 2,000 square foot fabric, lighting and wallcovering gallery and a dedicated Bungalow 5 gallery.

Michael-Cleary Showroom at Design Center at theMART Expansion Ribbon Cutting

Michael-Cleary Showroom at Design Center at theMART Expansion Ribbon Cutting (from left to right) Melissa Vargas, Showroom Sales; Matt Costigan, Showroom Owner; Rebecca Arens, Showroom Sales; Judy Kuhnlein (Matt’s sister)

“We are looking forward to being able to show a lot more products for our clients,” said Matt Costigan, Owner, of Michael-Cleary. “Minton-Spidell has exciting new introductions and we will have new fabric and wallcovering lines that haven’t been seen in a while.” When asked why he chose to expand within theMART, Costigan noted “the minute you walk into the Merchandise Mart, you know that you’ve stepped into something remarkable. The Mart started Design Centers. It’s the place to be.”

“Design Center is thrilled that Michael-Cleary has chosen to expand its presence at theMART,” said Beth Hicks, Managing Director, Marketing, for Design Center and Casual Market Chicago. “The showroom is already a destination for discerning designers looking for top brands in lighting, furniture, fabric, wallcovering and accessories. With extra space to show more product, it becomes an even more important source at theMART.”

  • Michael-Cleary Showroom at Design Center at theMART

    Michael-Cleary Expansion Ribbon Cutting

    ROBERT ALLEN FABRICS/DURALEE FABRICS wall in fabric gallery; Peak into the Lighting Gallery

  • Michael-Cleary Showroom at Design Center at theMART

    Michael-Cleary Expansion Ribbon Cutting

    CAMERON COLLECTION Sectional, Ottoman & Chair; NIERMANN WEEKS Chandelier; BUNGALOW 5 Lamp & Accessories; KEITH FRITZ FINE FURNITURE Mirror

  • Michael-Cleary Showroom at Design Center at theMART Expansion Ribbon Cutting

    Michael-Cleary Expansion Ribbon Cutting

    (from left to right) Melissa Vargas, Showroom Sales; Matt Costigan, Showroom Owner; Rebecca Arens, Showroom Sales; Judy Kuhnlein (Matt’s sister)

  • Michael-Cleary Showroom at Design Center at theMART Expansion Ribbon Cutting

    Michael-Cleary Expansion Ribbon Cutting

    (from left to right) Melissa Vargas, Showroom Sales; Matt Costigan, Showroom Owner; Rebecca Arens, Showroom Sales; Judy Kuhnlein (Matt’s sister)

  • Michael-Cleary Showroom at Design Center at theMART

    Michael-Cleary Expansion Ribbon Cutting

    CAMERON COLLECTION sofa & chair; ERINN V. Dublin Cocktail Table; ARTISAN RUGS rug

  • Michael-Cleary Showroom at Design Center at theMART

    Michael-Cleary Expansion Ribbon Cutting

    MINTON-SPIDELL furniture, NIERMANN WEEKS chandelier

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About Michael-Cleary
The Michael-Cleary showrooms opened in the Washington Design Center in 1990 and in the fall of 2005 at the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart. Working closely with the design community, Michael-Cleary offers over 45 lines of residential home, fabric, lighting, wall covering, floor coverings and accessories. For more information visit michaelclearyllc.com.

Michael-Cleary Brands:
ARTISAN RUGS
BLISS STUDIOS
BUNGALOW 5
BURTON-CHING
CAMERON COLLECTION
DURALEE FABRICS
ERINN V.
GEMELLI
GRAG STUDIOS
HECTOR FINCH LIGHTING
J.H. LIGHTING
KEITH FRITZ FINE FURNITURE
LAWRENCE & SCOTT
McLEAN LIGHTING
MINTON-SPIDELL
NIERMANN WEEKS
ROBERT ALLEN FABRICS
SJW STUDIOS
TEXTURES IN WALLCOVERING

About 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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DesignHQ Open Five Days Per Week

DesignHQ will resume normal hours, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm effective March 1, 2021.

DesignHQ is a members-only club dedicated to design professionals located in suite 1447 on the 14th floor of the Design Center at theMART. With private conference rooms and casual seating, this state-of-the-art facility is the perfect spot to host customers during a visit to theMART. The convenient work tables make for an excellent office-away-from-the-office and the place to be for catching up on the latest trends with fellow design professionals.

This space offers exciting benefits to card carrying members, such as access to the spacious lounge workspace, private conference rooms, and a full-time concierge to help in your planning.

For more information, please contact the concierge at 312.527.7054 or apply for membership today HERE.

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From Struggle to Success: Actionable Steps to Grow your Profit

February 17 | 3pm CT | Zoom Virtual Program

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Join us for a frank conversation about moving from struggle to success with someone who did just that. Lisa Gilmore’s firm was busy juggling numerous projects, but it was not profitable. Learn how this designer finally faced her fears, figured out her finances, and got clear on her value and her message, and the steps that she took to turn her business around to make multiple seven figures.

The discussion will include:

  • Defining your message
  • Being true to your value
  • Setting Goals
  • Billing (it’s not rude to talk about money)
  • Getting transparent with your team

Speaker:
Lisa Gilmore, Lisa Gilmore Design | St. Petersberg, FL
Lisa Gilmore’s design mantra is livable glamour, where unique personalities are captured for one-of-a-kind spaces and functional, everyday glamour. She is a genius when it comes to mixing color and texture, and in 2019, Architectural Digest named her a Leading Designer of SW Florida.  She holds a degree in interior design and is a member of the International Interior Design Association. Much of her design work is influenced by her travels throughout North America, Europe and Africa. Lisa’s work has been published in a variety of print and online publications including Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Rue, Living etc., Design + Décor, Metro Tampa Bay, and others.

Host:
Sarah Schwuchow, Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors | Chicago, IL
Sarah Schwuchow, ASID, NCIDQ, RID is the Owner and Principal Interior Designer of Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors, a full service residential Interior Design firm based in Chicago, IL. Sarah received a BFA in Interior Design with Honors from the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago. In 2015 she joined an award winning residential interior design firm where she developed her design and project management skills, preparing her to open her own firm. Sarah truly believes that design impacts lives and that good design is for everyone. She cares deeply about helping others and is dedicated to educating the public on the value of Interior Design.

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