2022 Open Houses

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    ASID, Suite 1485

    ASID Breakfast

    Members and non-members are invited to join ASID, Gary E. Wheeler, and Mark Bonnett for a breakfast and reception prior to their presentation, "Achieving Success Through Your Firm's Financials."
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Cowtan & Tout, Suite 6-144

    Open House to View our Latest Collections

    Please join Cowtan & Tout for an open house to view the newly introduced Colefax And Fowler Fall 2022 Collection. This collection offers beautiful decorative designs, exotic large scale patterns and durable plains that will add instant beauty to any interior. Also on view will be a preview of the Jane Churchill 2022 Collection. On view all throughout the day at Plaza 6-144. Refreshments will be served!
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The Shade Store, Suite 105

    Experience Motorization Made Simple at The Shade Store

    Join The Shade Store for an open house in Suite 105 to experience the ultimate in motorized window treatments. With each advanced option, The Shade Store’s exclusive selection of window treatment materials combines with the finest in smart home technology to let homeowners effortlessly control natural light and privacy in every space. Refreshments will be served.
  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Edelman Leather, Suite 6-128

    Colors so cool, you need to wear shades.

    Be the first to get one of the 50 cases to carry your shades!
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Watson Smith Carpet - Rugs - Hard Surface , Suite 622

    Watson Smith Ribbon Cutting

    Help us celebrate the opening of the Watson Smith showroom with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning!
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Baker Furniture, Suite 6-187

    Join Thomas Pheasant for a Conversation on Evolution of Furniture Design

    Come for an open house prior to Thomas's presentation! Renowned interior designer and long-time Baker and McGuire collaborator, Thomas Pheasant, hosts an intimate discussion moderated by Tori Mellott, Style Director of FREDERIC, on his evolution of furniture design through a creative lens. To illustrate the topic, Pheasant will showcase his dynamic 2021 McGuire collection, comprised of 33-pieces inspired by Japanese history, culture, art, and design – followed by a sneak peek of his upcoming collection with Baker, including an exclusive first look at select items before they officially debut at High Point Market this fall. Kindly RSVP to bkrchicago@bakerinteriorsgroup.com.
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    HOLLY HUNT, Suite 1428

    Trunk Show

    HOLLY HUNT Chicago celebrates Design Chicago with an all-day open house and trunk shows featuring the latest HOLLY HUNT Textiles, Wallcovering and Rug collections. Join us, along with special guests Andrew Curcio, National Sales Director of HOLLY HUNT Textiles, Leather & Rugs, Geyer Morford, National Sales Director of HOLLY HUNT Wallcovering and Tatiana Leon, International Sales Director for VERDI to experience the latest offerings from their collections.
  • 10:15 am - 3:00 pm

    Miele Experience Center, Suite 133

    Intelligent Cooking for an Elegant Meal

    Please join us, during Design Chicago, October 12 and 13, to experience Miele and the all-new Generation 7000 cooking appliances. The Miele Experience Center will host a three-course dining experience, in under 45 minutes, to educate and engage you on the intuitive and forward-thinking cooking technology that will graduate any home cook into a premium chef. While the multi-course meal is prepared in the moment, you will be able to explore the four new appliance design lines, which allows for endless layout options and can complement any modern, transitional or traditional kitchen. The Miele Dining Experience will be offered multiple times a day, but only requires one seating to observer the power of the Generation 7000 cooking appliances. Reserve your seat at the table by contacting the Miele Showroom at chicagocenter@mieleusa.com or 800-843-7231 ext 4101. Please inform us of any food allergies as we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Anees Furniture, Suite 6-102

    Anees Ribbon Cutting

    Help us celebrate the opening of the Anees showroom with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning!
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Area International, Inc, Suite 1445

    Area International Ribbon Cutting

    Help us celebrate the opening of the Area International showroom with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning!
  • 11:15 am - 11:45 am

    Century | Hickory Chair, Suite 1464

    Century Furniture Ribbon Cutting

    Help us celebrate the opening of the Century Furniture showroom with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning!
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    C.A.I. Designs, Suite 1495

    CAI Designs Ribbon Cutting

    Help us celebrate the opening of the CAI Designs showroom with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning!
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Michael - Cleary, Suite 6-161

    Champagne & Charcuterie

    Michael-Cleary celebrates Design Chicago with an Open House honoring special guests Keith Fritz from Keith Fritz Fine Furniture, Christopher Hubbard from Hubbard Design Group, and Guillermo Marqueño from Gancedo Textiles. Join us in celebrating their new fall collections. Refreshments will be served.
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Phillip Jeffries, Suite 6-136

    Fall 2022 Cascades

    Join Phillip Jeffries to celebrate Fall 2022 Cascades – more than 14 new designs inspired by glorious mountain ranges and rich landscapes. Preview the new collection and explore nature’s most vivid displays of splendor. Light refreshments served.
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Pindler, Suite 618

    Pindler Celebrates 75 Years of Design with Celebratory Lunch

    Celebrate the 75th anniversary of PINDLER, a brand rich in tradition, classic design, and luxurious fabrics. Delight in this milestone anniversary at a celebratory lunch with the PINDLER team and help them toast to 75 years of timeless design. Then, look to the future as PINDLER shares fresh looks from their latest fabric collections.
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Design Resource Center, Suite 163

    Bites and Bubbles

    Stop in to the Design Resource Center that will be hosting light bites and bubbles. Each of the showrooms will be featuring product highlights and celebrating Chicago design and the design community.
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Vadara Quartz by UGM Surfaces, Suite 163

    Discover Vadara Quartz

    Explore Vadara's collection of nature-inspired artisan quartz designs while learning about the history of quartz surfacing - from where it began to where it's going.
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Fabricut, Suite 6-117

    An Open House with Fabricut

    Fall into new fabrics, trimmings and more from Fabricut and our family of brands! We'd love to see you and chat about your upcoming projects while we show you the latest to arrive in our showroom. Experience Fabricut's new Lemieux Et Cie Material Archive collection and get a first-hand look at textures and patterns in this uniquely beautiful collection.
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Samuel & Sons, Suite 6-168

    Join us in raising a glass to our new Fall Collections

    With a focus on sophisticated color and unparalleled craftsmanship, our latest collections, Trianon & Atelier, breathe new life into age-old craft and traditional techniques. We welcome you to stop in during our Design Chicago open house for a sip of champagne and a first look at these breath-taking new collections.
  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    C.A.I. Designs, Suite 1495

    Alfonso Marina Cocktail Reception

    Join us for a cocktail reception as we unveil our new Alfonso Marina display and meet-and-greet principles from the world renowned brand. New to CAI Designs, Alfonso Marina offers high-end products with the finest selection of materials and finishes creating a versatile yet timeless collection. Using old world techniques, their designs incorporate intricate carvings, veneering and inlays gracefully finished in a way that showcases harmony in design and proportion.
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Dacor Kitchen Theater, Suite 142

    Wine Down with Dacor

    Please join the Dacor Kitchen Theater for an open house happy hour from 4-5pm. We will be showcasing our Wine Preservation, focusing on our new 24" Wine Dispenser. Stop by for wine and a bite and to meet Pamela McNally from the NKBA!
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Christopher Peacock, Suite 148

    Bubbles and Book Signing

    Melissa Galt will be hosting a book signing for her latest book "Marketing Luxury Design: Attracting Affluent Clients."
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Cowtan & Tout, Suite 6-144

    Open House to View our Latest Collections

    Please join Cowtan & Tout for an open house to view the newly introduced Colefax And Fowler Fall 2022 Collection. This collection offers beautiful decorative designs, exotic large scale patterns and durable plains that will add instant beauty to any interior. Also on view will be a preview of the Jane Churchill 2022 Collection. On view all throughout the day at Plaza 6-144. Refreshments will be served!
  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Edelman Leather, Suite 6-128

    Colors so cool, you need to wear shades.

    Be the first to get one of the 50 cases to carry your shades!
  • 10:15 am - 4:00 pm

    Miele Experience Center, Suite 133

    Intelligent Cooking for an Elegant Meal

    Please join us, during Design Chicago, October 12 and 13, to experience Miele and the all-new Generation 7000 cooking appliances. The Miele Experience Center will host a three-course dining experience, in under 45 minutes, to educate and engage you on the intuitive and forward-thinking cooking technology that will graduate any home cook into a premium chef. While the multi-course meal is prepared in the moment, you will be able to explore the four new appliance design lines, which allows for endless layout options and can complement any modern, transitional or traditional kitchen. The Miele Dining Experience will be offered multiple times a day, but only requires one seating to observer the power of the Generation 7000 cooking appliances. Reserve your seat at the table by contacting the Miele Showroom at chicagocenter@mieleusa.com or 800-843-7231 ext 4101. Please inform us of any food allergies as we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Scott Group Studio, Suite 14-129

    Take a Professional Headshot

    Looking to update your headshot? Join us in the Scott Group Studio showroom to update your professional photo, browse our latest collections, and enter our giveaway for a chance to win a handmade luxury rug! Refreshments will be provided.
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Phillip Jeffries, Suite 6-136

    Fall 2022 Cascades

    Join Phillip Jeffries to celebrate Fall 2022 Cascades – more than 14 new designs inspired by glorious mountain ranges and rich landscapes. Preview the new collection and explore nature’s most vivid displays of splendor. Light refreshments served.
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Thibaut Wallcoverings, Fabrics and Fine Furniture, Suite 6-129

    Thibaut x House Beautiful Lunch Reception

    Immediately following the Design Must-Haves presentation, come mingle with John Cialone, Brynn Olson, Lakesha Rose and House Beautiful's Carisha Swanson. While visiting, discover the new Grand Palace collection of wallpaper and fabrics inspired by the Far East. Lunch and refreshments will be served.
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Gloster Furniture, Suite 1452

    Sneak Peak

    New sesaon, new designs and new materials. We invite you to the Gloster Chicago Studio during Design Chicago to experience our cutting edge product introductions for the 2023 season.
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Katonah Architectural Hardware • Lighting • Furniture, Suite 6-170

    Katonah - Handcrafted is Still Here

    Join us for an open house in welcoming our new lighting line, Handcrafted in Memphis, TN; the lighting features either electric or gas compatibility.
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Wells Abbott, Suite 6-138

    Destination Wells Abbott for New Brand Discoveries

    Join Robert Brass, who leads sales efforts for the new Wells Abbott showroom in THE MART, and Andrea Petray, who brings the showroom to designers throughout the Midwest. Wells Abbott champions their distinctive stable of brands with a curated selection of beautiful textiles, wallpaper, furniture and lighting, now available to designers.
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    ROMO, Suite 6-152

    Wine(d) Down with ROMO

    Do you want two gorgeous new throw pillows? Of course you do. Then join us for Wine(d) Down with ROMO. Enjoy wine and small bites while discovering our latest launches for Fall, specially featuring our much-anticipated Black Edition collection - TABALA. Don't miss a chance to win two beautiful pre-made cushions of your choice from our latest Tabala collection (and other prizes!) before hitting the Design Chicago Soiree!
  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Interior Crafts, Suite 617

    Pre-Soiree Soiree

    Join us for a Pre-Soiree Soiree at the Interior Crafts showroom. Stop by to see the new pieces in our line of locally manufactured custom upholstery and case goods. Bubbly and nibbles will be served.
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Dacor Kitchen Theater, Suite 142

    Wine Down with Dacor

    Please join the Dacor Kitchen Theater for an open house happy hour from 4-5pm. We will be showcasing our Wine Preservation, focusing on our new 24" Wine Dispenser. Stop by for wine and a bite!
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Kravet, Inc., Suite 6-121

    Why Wellness Matters Reception

    Come join us for a reception in the Kravet Showroom immediately following the presentation "Why Wellness in Design Matters."
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