Blog Give-Away!


We are excited to celebrate one year in our LEED Gold office in the Merchandise Mart, so excited that we have decided to share a gift with you. All you need to do is post a comment below, and you may be selected at random to receive an IIDA Student kit! You do not have to be an IIDA Student Member to participate.


Break Out Room

If you are a member of an IIDA Campus Center, and you are considering coming to Chicago, be sure to stop by our suite for a tour of the office. Additionally, there are many other showrooms housed within the Merchandise Mart so be sure to take full advantage of your trip by penciling them in too!


Learning Center

Our office was designed by Ken Wilson of Envision in Washington D.C. IIDA wanted the office to represent, essentially, each of our interior designers, which is why our ten specialty forums were incorporated throughout (residential, corporate, retail, sustainable…) As you walk through our space you can see where each specialty forum is represented. Additionally, this new office features three meeting centers, one is the Learning Center and the others are the North and South Boardrooms which are available to the public.

There are also casual break-out rooms for the staff and a light, uninterrupted flow is featured throughout with the use of class walls and doors.

We hope, if given the opportunity, you are able to come visit us soon!

Don’t forget to post a comment below for your chance to win an IIDA Student kit!


13 responses to “Blog Give-Away!

  1. I really like the idea of incorporating the ten specialty forums!

  2. christakoskosky

    Yea, I was really impressed when Envision was able to accomplish this task so beautifully and seamlessly in our office. Thanks Danielle!

  3. I love the Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Eames sofa! It looks like such a fun office, I look forward to hopefully visiting sometime in the next few months. 🙂

  4. I love how that wall kind of looks like Braille. The IIDA office definitely blows the cube world I work in out of the water.

  5. How awesome is that? Very aesthetically pleasing and full of functional utility. The perfect blend 🙂

  6. I love working in our new office, it’s such a great environment. I hope you all get a chance to visit sometime soon!

  7. Very innovative 🙂

    Congratulations on your one-year in the LEED Gold Merchandise Mart!

  8. Congratulations!!!! IIDA is confirming again its leadership in the design world! Sustainability is a must and this beautifully designed place meets aesthetics, function and environmentally responsible design in the best way.

  9. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be out to NeoCon next year, but I’m looking forward to seeing your design solution first-hand in 2010.

  10. Alison Sorensen

    I love the office and the chairs and sofa!!!

  11. IIDA Headquarters truly reflects our Members’ passion for beautiful and sustainable design!

  12. I was most inpressed by the classic simplicity of the fabulous Wegner Shell chairs in the entry… they are amazingly powerful! I had the wonderful opportunity to view the new space during NeoCon 2008, thanks for the tour, congrats on the anniversary!

  13. I can’t wait to stop in to see the IIDA suite! Congrats on LEED Gold Certification!

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