Chicago Design Market


Block 37, 3rd fl, Chicago, Ill.
Tues–Sat, 11:00a-7:00p

Picture of Market storefront

Chicago Design Market
July–December 2017

The Chicago Design Market is an assembly of five connected pop-up stores on the third floor of Block 37, managed by the Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM). Market will feature established local brands alongside emerging artists and designers in the spirit of ChiDM’s mission to strengthen the city’s design community by making it more visible and integrated with other communities and the public. Market is open from July to December 2017, and new stores will rotate every month through the end of the year.

Block Thirty Seven
108 N State St, 3rd fl
Chicago, IL 60602


Pictured: Galerie F
Photo: Peyote


Galerie F: July–September

Galerie F is Chicago’s first concert poster and street art gallery. Located in Chicago’s historic Logan Square neighborhood, it specializes in silkscreen gig posters, art prints, and street art.

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CHCG: July–August

CHCG is a Chicago-based fashion brand focusing on minimalist designs made from the highest quality materials. The SS 17 Cotton Collection, featured at Market, fuses urban industrial influences with progressive high fashion to create a clean and casual style.

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Aviate Press: August–September

Aviate Press believes in long lasting friendships, inside jokes, and love letters. They are dedicated to keeping snail mail alive because of the power of a handwritten card. Their art, paper, and lifestyle products begin with Ava's witty sense of humor and self taught artistic style.

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mercer & winnie: August

mercer & winnie is all about style that rolls wherever your day takes you. From karate in the garage to brunch with friends and right on into happy hour. We know you don't slow down, it's time your wardrobe kept up.

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Great Ideas of Humanity: July–August

ChiDM's Great Ideas of Humanity connects contemporary artists and designers with important thinkers, in order to create an advertising campaign that engages the general public in cultural discourse. The series has recently been exhibited in Hong Kong and Chicago.

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Full 2017 store list:

New stores will open every month in 2017, including:

Galerie F (Jul–Sept)

CHCG (Jul–Aug)

Great Ideas of Humanity (Jul–Aug)

Aviate Press (Aug–Sept)

mercer & winnie (Aug)

AIA Chicago (Sept)

Dock 6 Collective (Sept)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Sept–Oct)

Cards Against Humanity (Oct–Dec)

You Are Beautiful (Oct–Dec)

The Colossal Shop (Oct–Dec)

Fourneau Bread Oven (Oct)

Sweetwater Foundation (Nov)

Resketch (Dec)

Shawnimals (Dec)

MISC. by MK Studio (Jul)

Cute Stuff by Tony Rabit (Jul)

Applications for 2017 have closed, and selected stores have been notified. Feel free to join the Market store waitlist if you would like to be considered for future opportunities.