Peek into this trio of new Chicago showrooms for some serious design inspiration.
Spanning two floors of original design resources, this innovative showroom opened in the heart of River North, making Chicago the first North American location to offer the brand's updated City Center model. The imaginative space is brimming with high-tech amenities, including a virtual gallery to view Cosentino surfaces on a large digital screen, 3D space to conceptualize projects in augmented reality, digital replicas of facade projects with complete case studies, and an atelier—a comprehensive workshop and materials library spanning Cosentino products alongside wallpapers, fabrics, books, handles, taps and lighting. 217 W. Illinois St., cosentino.com
The Belgian lifestyle brand's first showroom in North America, located in theMart, focuses on the workplace, demonstrating a unique viewpoint and quality craftsmanship. The 2,500-square-foot space showcases a range of collections and products that celebrate the combination of styles and influences. Sectioned into four zones, each zone presents solutions relevant to office and hospitality projects, such as meeting rooms, lounge areas, private offices and open workspaces. Expect warm and functional designs that strike a balance between practical and dynamic, from desks and tables to storage and seating. 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 322, ethnicraft.com
Now open in the trendy Fulton Market District, the Danish textile brand's ground-level showroom boasts an open layout with tons of natural light and work areas for designers, architects and manufacturers to meet with their clients and create stunning designs. Built-in shelving units throughout feature Gabriel fabrics showcasing the full range of colorways while statement-making long fabrics hang from the ceiling. The studio's true focal point, however, is the striking modular sofa upholstered in 27 different colors of the brand's signature wool and recycled polyester fabrics, purposefully placed to inspire guests with the eclectic mix of textures and colors. 333 N. Green St., Ste. 150, gabriel.dk