Each year the Merchandise Mart Design Center hosts one trade only event called Design Chicago.
It is a two day market featuring future fashions for fabric, furniture and more.
Each day is marked by a keynote presentation followed by individual showroom presentations throughout the day.
In addition to designer focused presentations, there is a One’s to Watch reception which honors three up and coming designers voted on by our showrooms.

This year, we have introduced a third component – student programming – our schedule, and we would like to invite all of you – and your design students – to be a part of the first Student Day during Design Chicago!

Student Day will take place Friday, October 3, 2008. domino Magazine will be sponsoring our first student day and will be presenting Design Big: From Conception to Reality at 11 a.m. in Suite 1520 on the 15th Floor.

You are cordially invited to get the inside scoop from a design professional on how to start and manage your own business. domino magazine will give you the tools to achieve a lucrative career in interior design.

For more information please click on the links below.

In addition to the presentation, top designers have offered their time to host portfolio reviews for any students who would like help – whether they are just getting started, or their portfolio just needs a little updating – these designers have the experience and the know-how to help young designers get their careers off on the right foot.