With the opening of Herman Miller Group’s expansive new retail and trade center, all eyes are on the Fulton Market District as a new player in Chicago’s design scene.
The Eames Pavilion on the building’s third floor
Creating the ultimate #WFH environment is top of mind for everyone in the design world these days, and Herman Miller Group’s new center in the Fulton Market District—all five stories and 45,000 square feet of it—is a veritable fantasyland of possibilities for the home and office. Offering HMG’s full product line to the Chicago public (both contract and retail buyers alike) for the first time, the retail, showroom and exhibition space offers multiple experiences.
A vignette in the Design Within Reach showroom
Beginning on the ground floor, guests can shop notable brands for office and home including HAY, Design Within Reach and Herman Miller; on the upper floors, showrooms by Herman Miller, Geiger and Maharam are available for appointments. Topping off the entire project, visitors will find an outdoor terrace and an all-glass pavilion, both used for events and rotating exhibitions, with programing set to kick off in October (until then, the exhibition Herman Miller: A Way of Living can be visited by appointment on the third floor).
A selection of textiles and fabrics by Geiger and Maharam
The building’s exterior
All in all, it’s a splashy new space for design pros and aficionados alike. “Fulton Market is the most robust physical representation of our brand portfolio coming together in one location to date,” says Debbie Propst, Herman Miller Group Retail president. “We wanted to maintain the integrity of each brand while creating a cohesive shopping experience. Starting at street level, you’ll discover all three of our retail brands—Herman Miller, Design Within Reach and HAY—each with its own distinct perspective, entrance and storefront, positioned side by side for the first time. As you enter the space, an open layout invites customers to seamlessly shop across brands and discover smart, well-designed solutions for how we live and work today.” 1100 W. Fulton Market, hermanmiller.com/fultonmarket