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Design Center at The Merchandise Mart to Host “Designer Day” during Casual Market Chicago

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The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart recently announced that designers can access Casual Market Chicago, a retailer-only trade show, for the first time in the popular market’s history. As part of the “Designer Day” event, two CEU sessions will be held, in addition to a networking lunch.

Tom Stringer Design Partners Studio Lead Kruti Zaveri, along with MAMAGREEN Partner/Luxury Brand Specialist William Kruzel, will discuss the ways in which designers can incorporate outdoor living spaces in to client project scopes to grow their businesses.

Founder and Creative Director of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab Kerrie Kelly will provide ten easy steps to create a space that blurs the lines between interior and exterior environments, creating value in a home with expanded square footage and overall wellness for its occupants.

The Designer Day takes place Thursday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Design Center at theMART, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654.


Events include:
Inside Out: Growing Your Design Business (.1 CEU)
Kruti Zaveri, Studio Lead, Tom Stringer Design Partners
William Kruzel, Partner/Luxury Brand Specialist, MAMAGREEN
10:00 a.m. | Suite 1586
Connecting the Indoor Aesthetic to the Outdoors (.1 CEU)
Kerrie Kelly, Founder & Creative Director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
11:30 a.m. | 7th Floor Conference Center
Networking Lunch
12:30 p.m. | 7th Floor Conference Center

Designers can gain access to Casual Market Chicago to see the latest trends and introductions in outdoor furniture and accessories.

Learn about leveraging outdoor design to grow project scopes and to increase home value. Participants will earn a complimentary .1 CEU credit per session. Also enjoy a lunch and networking event with design industry professionals.


For more information, visit designcenter.com/event/september.

More about Casual Market Chicago: Casual Market Chicago is a four-day trade show that provides retailers with an outlet to find all things related to outdoor and casual living. Featuring the latest products and trends in the industry, Casual Market Chicago is comprised of over 350,000 square feet of outdoor resources including over 50 permanent showrooms and nearly 200 temporary exhibitors. For more than four decades, Casual Market Chicago has been the most complete collection of furniture, trends and accessories for outdoor living. The event, produced by the Merchandise Mart, is the only show in North America dedicated to the casual and outdoor furnishings industry that is exclusively endorsed by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA).  For more information, visit www.casualmarket.com.
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, 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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