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Merchandise Mart Design Center Relaunch Showcases Design at its Finest

Merchandise Mart Design Center Relaunch Showcases Design at its Finest

Where We’ve Been: Design Center Relaunch at the Merchandise Mart

Now You Know Events attended The Design Center Relaunch Event at the Merchandise Mart on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The 9 AM to 7 PM event showcased the impressive Design Center’s #1 Ranking as the World’s biggest collection of designer stores all in the same space. With more than 100 showrooms, representing 2,500 of the finest product lines, the new Design Center spans four floors (6, 14, 15, & 16), featuring the best in luxury home furnishings, outdoor furnishings, rugs, lighting, fabric, accessories, art and much more.

Merchandise Mart Design Center Relaunch Showcases Design at its Finest

From impressive showrooms of designer palettes and colors to showrooms focusing on linens, lighting, and individual crafted pieces; The Design Center really has it all. As a viewer, I was impressed with the quality of items among the luxury and utility. As a designer, I was impressed with the variety of showrooms that cover four floors.

Merchandise Mart Design Center Relaunch Showcases Design at its Finest

Richard Norton Gallery

Merchandise Mart Design Center Relaunch Showcases Design at its Finest

Richard Norton Gallery

Merchandise Mart Design Center Relaunch Showcases Design at its Finest

Richard Norton Gallery

The Chicago narrative fine art collection of the Richard Norton Gallery was a Now You Know Events favorite as it held great importance to the city of Chicago. The 1920′s pieces were abstract and visionary in their use of color. I like the placement of the Richard Norton Gallery among the Design Center’s fabric and lighting fixtures.

Merchandise Mart Design Center Relaunch Showcases Design at its Finest

Merchandise Mart Design Center Relaunch Showcases Design at its Finest

Mary McDonald’s Fabric Collection at Schumacher

Merchandise Mart Design Center Relaunch Showcases Design at its Finest

Emerald Green Couch by Bradley

Now You Know Events featured BRADLEY‘s attention-worthy emerald green couch, the debut of Mary McDonald’s Fabric Collection in Schumacher, the Chicago artist friendly Richard Norton Gallery, and various other showrooms. For more about the Merchandise Mart Design Center, here. To view all photos, see the NYK Events Facebook Page.

Cheers to design,

Valerie Gianni