PHOTO: COURTESY VISPRING
The design industry continues to put Chicago on the map with these newcomers.
1. Vispring, the London company offering exquisite handmade beds and mattresses, has opened its U.S. flagship inside Chicago Luxury Beds‘ River North location (440 N. Wells St., Suite 100N, shown). It’s the only showroom to display the brand’s LaSalle mattress, which was made exclusively for the outpost and pays homage to one of the Windy City’s prime thoroughfares.
2. Baker is unveiling a series of new-concept showrooms worldwide, and its first has debuted at The Mart (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 6-187). The company is now bringing its sister brands McGuire and Milling Road under the same roof as Baker, a move that expands its on-site offerings of fabrics, lighting pieces, rugs, wallpapers and artwork. The 18,000-square-foot Chicago location also houses items by Hancock & Moore, Baccarat, Jessica Charles and Stickley.
3. Also at The Mart, Walker Greenbank PLC has opened its latest outpost (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 6-117A). Dubbed a Style Library, the showroom displays products from the house’s six brands: Zoffany, Anthology Fabrics, Scion, Harlequin, Morris & Co. and Sanderson.