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Design Center at the Merchandise Mart Celebrates NeoCon 50

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The Design Center at theMART recently announced its expanded programming at NeoCon for the trade show’s 50th edition. In response to industry trends around the confluence of residential and commercial design, Design Center showrooms will showcase contract-grade products that illustrate what’s new and next to attendees of the world’s largest and most anticipated annual commercial design conference.

“Exhibiting the latest trends, products and educational programs from around the world, NeoCon encompasses all that is new in the contract design world while forecasting what’s to come,” said Merchandise Mart Senior Vice President Susan McCullough. “This is highlighted in Design Center’s participation this year, underscoring the merging of products created for residential and commercial applications.”

Showrooms at Design Center offer the largest collection of luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, wall coverings and lighting under one roof. During NeoCon, floors 6 and 14 of theMART will be open to conference attendees, members of the trade and industry professionals, with many showrooms featuring commercial-grade lines and products.

On Tuesday, June 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Design Center floors 6 and 14 will host NeoCon attendees with live music and sparkling wine during its Toast to Fine Design event. Showrooms will offer extended hospitality, including open houses, product launches and refreshments.

“We are pleased to celebrate fresh ideas and design inspiration, highlighting our showrooms’ latest products for contract and hospitality design professionals attending NeoCon in 2018,” said Beth Hicks, managing director, marketing, for Design Center and Casual Market Chicago. “The Toast to Fine Design event is an incredible opportunity for designers to connect with our showrooms and their offerings.”

For more information on Design Center events during NeoCon, visit designcenter.com/events.

More about Design Center at the Merchandise Mart (theMART): 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, 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.


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