|CHICAGO, IL (August 17, 2017) – A who’s who of the design industry will come together on the evening of Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, at the historic Merchandise Mart for the Chicago VIP Luxury Gala, a celebratory evening honoring the Midwest’s best in architecture, interior design and residential development. Tickets for the 2017 Chicago VIP Luxury Gala will go on sale soon. For more information, visit www.designchicagoevent.com.Leaders in the luxury design marketplace will gather to celebrate the induction of four residential design industry icons into the Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame at the start of the Chicago VIP Luxury Gala on October 4, 2017, a celebratory evening honoring the Midwest’s best in architecture, interior design and residential development. The Gala is the signature event of Design Chicago, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference presented by The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart and LuxeHome.
Honored for their achievements and contributions to design, this year’s recipients are:
David Sutherland, CEO, David Sutherland Showrooms
Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker, Partners and Co-Founders, Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC
Jessica Lagrange, Jessica Lagrange Interiors LLC
Alan D. Lev, President & CEO, Belgravia Group
“The 2017 inductees into the Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame are recognized for their significant contributions toward the residential design industry, with immense influence in Chicago and beyond,” said Susan McCullough, Senior Vice President at theMART. “We are proud to celebrate these accomplished individuals at the Chicago VIP Luxury Gala. It promises to be a can’t-miss evening.”
Welcoming this year’s Gala attendees is a host committee comprised of more than 70 of the design industry’s movers-and-shakers, representing top luxury building, renovation and interior design brands, interior designer, architectural and building and development firms from greater Chicago and around the globe.
The 2017 Chicago VIP Luxury Gala is generously sponsored by exclusive media sponsor, Luxe Interiors + Design; Platinum Sponsors, Gaggenau, Thermador and Bosch; Gold Sponsors, Pella Crafted Luxury and Sherwin Williams; and Silver Sponsors, Gary Lee, Vicostone and Wood-Mode.
The Chicago VIP Luxury Gala is the keystone event of Design Chicago, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference. The two-day, not-to-be-missed event features leading interior design, architecture, and luxury custom home building professionals for programming that is both educational and innovative. To register for the event’s programming, which is complimentary to trade professionals, or to learn more, visit www.designchicagoevent.com.
About the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart (theMART)
LuxeHome offers discerning homeowners and trade professionals one-stop shopping convenience with access to the finest kitchen, bath, tile, lighting, cabinetry, appliances, countertops and much more. LuxeHome displays the widest selection of products to suit all upscale design styles, from modern European to classic American to traditional English. In addition to the extensive lineup of premier brands, each boutique offers knowledgeable designers who are available to assist with all phases of each design project. LuxeHome’s boutiques are open for shopping Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit luxehome.com. Follow LuxeHome on Facebook, Houzz, Instagram and Twitter.
Vornado Realty Trust, owner of the Merchandise Mart, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO. www.vno.com