The 6th floor showrooms at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart and Van Andel Institute are coming together to support cancer research. On
September 7, 2017, the Institute will host Designs on a Cure—an event bringing luxury and science together for an evening you won’t forget.
Guests will explore the 6th floor residential showrooms experiencing extraordinary interior design. Enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, meet VAI’s researchers, take a chance on chic raffle items and dance to a hot DJ in the halls of the legendary Merchandise Mart. All for an incredible cause.
If you have a passion for great design, life-changing research and the bustling energy in the city of big shoulders, you’re going to want to join us for Designs on a Cure.
Creative casual attire is suggested. RSVP’s are appreciated by September 1.
Watch the video above for a message from a few of the showrooms!
Amy Wertepny of PROjECT Interiors
Brian Snow of SemelSnow Interior Design
Cynthia Smith of CCS Interior Design Group
David Kaufman and Tom Segal of Kaufman Segal Design
Denise Antonucci of ASI interiors
Donna Mondi of Donna Mondi Interior Design
Elissa Morgante of Morgante Wilson Architects
Frank Ponterio of Frank Ponterio Interior Design
Janet Shiff of Blutter Shiff Design Associates
Ken Walter of Gray & Walter
Lauren Coburn of Lauren Coburn, LLC
Marc Straits of Straits Design Associates
Mia Rao of Mia Rao Design
Michael Abrams of Michael Abrams Limited
Michael Syrjanen of Michael Syrjanen Design
Nicholas Roarike Moriarty of Nicholas Moriarty Interiors
Nora Schneider of Nora Schneider Interior Design
Tom Konopiots and Michael Stornello of Vincere
Janet McCann of Janet McCann Design
Bruce Fox of Bruce Fox Design
Knowlton Bros. Haiku H1000 Small Table – Square top and square taper post. W 16 x D 16 x H 22 and a cool walnut finish. Value: $2,380
Knowlton Bros. Haiku H1003 Small Table – Round top and round taper post. 20 x H 22 and a cool walnut finish. Value: $2,380
Hellman Chang Tao Dining Chair – W 22.5 x D 23.5 x H 33 with an espresso walnut finish. COM: Holland & Sherry Shantung. Value: $3,430
Hellman Chang Tao Lounge Chair – W 28.25 x D 28 x H 28.5 with an espresso walnut finish. COM: Mokum Vintage Velvet 1059-812 Linen. Value: $4,550
Fuse Lighting Mason Floor Lamp – DIA 20 (with shade) x H 61 with a polished brass and brown leather finish. Mushroom Silk Pongee shade. Value: $4,326
Hippie Cow!Lavender Sunset Rug – A fresh, fun and flirty way to uplift the mood in any space or room. HIPPIE COW is a tie dyed hair on hide reminding all of us of the imminent freedom of which we have the luxury to design with. Value: $2,400
Personal tour of May Romanoff – Joyce Romanoff, Maya Romanoff’s CEO, will present you with a personal guided tour of the company’s studio in Skokie. You will view Maya Romanoff’s newest collections, watch the creation of hand painted wallcoverings, and absorb the past, present and future of this storied company. After your tour, Joyce will take you out for dinner to enjoy great food and great conversation (tour date and dinner location will be scheduled based on the preferences and geographic location of the raffle winner). Value: $250
Handcrafted Wallcoverings – We like to think of our handcrafted wallcoverings as art. We have mounted three of our newest collections on large scale frames to create pieces that will look amazing on your walls … whether you have Maya Romanoff wallcoverings behind them or not … but we hope that you do! Value: $200
Cozy Collection Pillows – Our Cozy Collection combines superior woven, heathered wool with metallic foil or three-dimensional ink evocative of stitching. While Cozy looks great on a wall, the material can be used for other design applications. In this instance, we offer three Cozy pillows with designs that will give you a stylish place to lay your head! Value: $125
Tote bag – Featuring one of our fabrics from the Home Couture line, this tote is lined with a navy 100% acrylic waterproof fabric with celeste/blue cream linen on the exterior. 13.5” tall 15” wide and 8.5” deep. Value: $145
“Tom Scheerer Decorates” by Mimi Read. Value: $55
The Merchandise Mart—commonly called theMART—is the world’s largest commercial building, wholesale design center and one of Chicago’s premier international business locations.
It attracts thousands of people to its luxury kitchen and bath, home and outdoor furnishings showrooms each year. Offering continuous innovation and creativity from leading manufacturers and showrooms, theMART also serves as a business hub for interior designers, architects, contractors, business owners and buyers.
TheMART has become one of the most sought after office locations for dozens of companies, including creative advertising firms, high-quality government agencies and innovative technology companies.
A discounted parking rate is available at Mart Parc Wells at the 401 North Wells Street location for Thursday September 7, 2017. This discounted rate is $12 and is available from 3 PM to 12 AM. We will have validation tickets for the discounted rate available at the event.
Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information or to become an event sponsor.