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Located in the heart of Chicago, Illinois, The Merchandise Mart's Design Center is home to five floors of custom home furnishings and inerior design.

As a leader in the $65-billion residential furnishings market, The Design Center at The Merchandise Mart offers the largest presentation of home furnishings worldwide, all under one roof.

Encompassing over 1 million square feet, boasting more than 150 showrooms and featuring more than 2,000 product lines, it is the design professional's ultimate resource for luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, lighting, antiques, wall coverings, accessories and much more.

Leasing Contact

Byron Morton
Vice President of Leasing
312-527-7701 / Fax 312-527-7702

Leasing Testimonials

"As I look back, I realize The Merchandise Mart is the location of the longest tenancy of my life! Through thick and thin and all personal events, no house, no home, nor business location has been my place for as long. I have loved my lessee relationship…my company and I have enjoyed dependable and really terrific support from The Merchandise Mart over my 27 year career. Things always change…we adjust and move forward or hit the other wall and dissolve. So change is what we have come to find comfort in…and change is not boring! Discovering designers, designing our own new collection, entering new markets and watching them grow has been very rewarding and stimulating…but in the end our business home is always Chicago. It was in the Chicago Merchandise Mart we started and I am pleased to make a renewed commitment by extending my lease."

Holly Hunt, CEO
Holly Hunt



"MMPI is a great business partner; providing top name design talent for market events and informational seminars that range from understanding trends in the luxury market to better honing selling skills, in addition to offering a variety of consumer-targeted events that showcase our customer's designs talents and showcase our products."



Stephen Silveira, Territory Manager
F. Schumacher



"The established reputation of The Merchandise Mart's Design Center as the Midwest's premier design resource center combined with the pioneering ideas and support from the marketing team here have together enhanced our ability to drive business locally and continue to maintain our position as a leader nationally in the Design Community."



Mark Osborne, Regional Director
Baker Knapp & Tubbs



"The Merchandise Mart is a Mecca of product and design inspiration for the entire interior design industry. I am proud to be a part of a building with the foresight to become "Leed" certified over three years ago. The Merchandise Mart is maintained at the highest level of professionalism from the management team and the marketing department to the maintenance staff."



Robert Gould, Midwest Regional Manager
Stark Carpet



"I want to take a moment to commend all of you for the outstanding job you are doing during this challenging economic time. It is an inspiration to see your creative approach and long term commitment to your showroom tenants and the clients we serve. All of us at Lapchi deeply appreciate all that you are doing."



Kerry Smith



"The Merchandise Mart makes my life as a designer much easier with its vast range of showrooms and resources. There are so many tastes and styles represented I can find everything I need. It's a design Mecca and a true source of inspiration. It's everything a designer could need and want. There's no place like The Mart!"



Matt Lorenz, Interior Design Professional