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Casual Market Chicago Announces New Showrooms, Exhibitors and Products

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Casual Market Chicago reports that it will feature the industry’s top brands and latest products when it takes over the Merchandise Mart (theMART) on Tuesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

New Products

The long-standing event connects retailers with the latest, most innovative products from manufacturers setting industry-wide trends in color, product design, fabric patterns and more. A sampling of the featured new product launches include:

  • Zephyr by JANUS et Cie: Zephyr is a sleek outdoor seating group for contemporary environments that embodies the mesmerizing movement of larger-than-life transportation. Ideal for active homes and commercial environments, Zephyr boasts stackable, low-maintenance chairs with a long-lasting finish.
  • Softscape Collection by Brown Jordan: Softscape offers casual sophistication with clean lines that combine innovation, function and color. The collection offers a complete line of outdoor furniture with Suncloth strap dining, bistro and lounge seating and deep seating cushion pieces.

  • Ojai Collection by Zuo Modern: The Ojai Collection is designed for outdoor living with an elegance of an upholstered indoor look. The pieces are upholstered in White Champagne-colored Sunproof UV resistant fabric, ideal for any outdoor use.

  • Stardust Shade by Treasure Gardens: The 10’ pop-up Stardust shade features a contemporary star-shaped canopy inspired by geometrics as well as celestial bodies.

New Showrooms

The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart is home to the most complete collection of permanent casual furnishings showrooms in the country, and all will be on display during Casual Market Chicago. The Design Center has acquired three new tenants since last year’s event that will provide yet another layer to the wide array of participating brands:

  • Eddie Bauer Home Outdoor
  • Elizabeth Grace Outdoor (debuting at Casual Market)

New Exhibitors

For more than 40 years, Casual Market Chicago has been a destination for the outdoor furnishings industry, providing the very best manufacturers all under one roof. In 2017, the trade show welcomes a number of new exhibitors* that will round out the grouping of more than 250 manufacturers:

  • Abble Inc.
  • AC Pacific
  • Aesthetic Metals
  • Amalfi Living
  • Backwoods Smoker
  • Best Kind
  • Carolina Casual Furniture
  • CDM Distribution
  • Charbon Basques
  • Cornoado Casuals
  • Coverware Essentials
  • Daybreak Poly Furniture
  • Design Flow Pty Ltd.
  • Eddie Bauer Home Outdoor
  • EG Outdoor
  • Elk Group International
  • European Garden Living
  • Exterior Elements Outdoor Living
  • Festival Depot
  • Firepits UK
  • Flash Furniture
  • Francis Metal Works
  • Frankford Umbrellas
  • Golden Rabbit
  • Heritage by Design
  • Home Couture
  • HOUE
  • Lautan
  • Lgarden by Venture Products
  • Mentoriend
  • My Custom Sports Chair
  • Numero Teak USA
  • Nusantara Teak
  • OFYR
  • Platinum USA B.V.
  • Pride Casual Corp.
  • Rapid-Line
  • Summer Breeze International
  • The Zen Awakening
  • Think Outside
  • Wicked Wicker

*New exhibitors as of 8.31

Casual Market Chicago will be held on floors 7, 14, 15 and 16 of the Merchandise Mart, located at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza in Chicago. Show hours will be 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sept. 12-14 and 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. on Sept. 15. To register, please visit http://casualmarket.com/attend-the-show/registration.

More about The Merchandise Mart (theMART): Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI), a division of Vornado Realty Trust, is a leading owner and operator of integrated showroom and office buildings, as well as trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together through market events, trade and consumer events and conferences. As both a property manager and trade show producer, MMPI has been North America’s market maker for the industries it serves, bringing together wholesalers, retailers and consumers for more than 65 years.

More 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.

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