Chicago Design Market


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

Picture of Market storefront

Chicago Design Market
5 Rotating Pop-up Stores in Block 37

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.

Pictured: Galerie F. Photographer: Peyote.

Open now:

Block Thirty Seven
108 N State St, 3rd floor

July–December 2017

Cards Against Humanity: October–December

The Cards Against Humanity Pop-Up Shop is the card game company’s first offline store. It sells Cards Against Humanity products and a collection of games and comics they sell through their shipping company, Blackbox. The shop also features a curated selection of books on Chicago’s culture and artistic community. Feel free to stop by and enjoy our seating area to relax, read, and play games with friends.

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You Are Beautiful: October–December

You Are Beautiful is more than a little sticker, it’s an idea. It’s a way to brighten someone’s day, a way to pat a stranger on the back, a way to remind ourselves that even when things aren’t going great, it’s ok. This store features all current You Are Beautiful products, including, of course, the little metallic sticker that started it all.

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The Colossal Shop: October–December

Here in The Colossal Shop you’ll find fun things for creative people: well-designed, thoughtful, and surprising objects that will make you laugh, raise your eyebrows, smile, take a break, put on your thinking cap, or spark an idea—maybe all at once!

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Fourneau Bread Oven: October–November

The Fourneau Bread Oven is a patent pending, cast iron bakeware device that will help you make artisan quality bread in your home oven. It was funded on Kickstarter, and designed and made by Strand Design, a Chicago based design studio. Strand is committed to quality, functionality, and making things that bring people joy.

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SAIC whatnot Collection: September–October

For a decade, students from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) have exhibited work in Milan during Design Week. From September 5th to October 12th Chicagoans will have a unique opportunity to purchase objects from the whatnot Collection.

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Full 2017 store list:

New stores will open every month in 2017, including:

Resketch & Shawnimals (Dec)

Sweetwater Foundation (Nov)

Cards Against Humanity (Oct–Dec)

You Are Beautiful (Oct–Dec)

The Colossal Shop (Oct–Dec)

Fourneau Bread Oven (Oct–Nov)

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

AIA Chicago (Sept)

Dock 6 Collective (Sept)

Aviate Press (Aug–Sept)

mercer & winnie (Aug)

Galerie F (Jul–Sept)

Great Ideas of Humanity (Jul–Aug)

CHCG (Jul–Aug)

Cute Stuff by Tony Rabit (Jul)

MISC. by MK Studio (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.