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Two city blocks and twenty-five stories of innovation and culture.

theMART is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago’s history as an innovator in culture, art, business, fashion, media and more. It has an unmistakable presence on the banks of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago.

theMART is the world’s largest commercial building, wholesale design center and one of Chicago’s premier international business locations. Encompassing 4.2 million gross square feet, theMART spans two city blocks and rises 25 stories, and is visited by an average of 25,000 people each business day; in total, nearly 10 million people visit theMART each year.

It attracts thousands of affluent consumers to its luxury kitchen and bath, home furnishings and outdoor furnishings showrooms each year, and is home to 15 major trade and consumer shows and hundreds of meetings and special events.

Offering continuous innovation and creativity from leading manufacturers and showrooms, theMART also serves as a business hub for interior designers, architects, contractors, business owners and buyers.

theMART has become one of the most sought after office locations for dozens of companies, including creative advertising firms, high-quality government agencies and innovative technology companies. In fact, theMART is home to several of the most well-known tech companies in the country alongside a large number of start-ups.

theMART was awarded LEED Silver Certification in 2007 and LEED Gold Certification in 2013.


theMART (Office of the Building)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 470
Chicago, IL 60654

General Information
800.677.MART (800.677.6278)

Show and Events Hotline
800.678.MART (800.678.6278)

Emergency/Security Information


Design Center Showrooms
Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LuxeHome® Boutiques
Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Directions & Parking

theMART is walking distance from the Metra stations and moments from the Ohio Street ramp of 90/94. This prime location in the center of the city is accessible to designers and buyers from near and far, as well as people who work in or pass through the building on a daily basis.

Get Directions

The building is easily accessible through the following travel options:
• CTA bus stops
• CTA elevated train “L” stop on the second floor
• Taxi stand on the South Drive
• Walking distance to Ogilvy and Union Stations
• Quick, easy driving access to major expressways

More than 5,000 parking spaces are located within a four-block radius of theMART, including the MartParcWells garage, located at the corner of Kinzie and Wells Streets, and MartParc Orleans, located at the corner of Orleans and Hubbard Streets. Tenants or other persons looking for parking information should contact the Parking Office at 312.347.3515.

Mart Parc Wells
Mart Parc Orleans


The Design Center at theMART is the world’s largest design center, featuring more than 130 showrooms and 2,500 product lines all housed on four floors of theMART. In addition to providing the ultimate resource for design professionals and discerning consumers, the Design Center also offers ideas and year-round inspiration through programs, events and educational seminars. Showrooms are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on floors 6, 14, 15 and 16. For information on our events, including exciting consumer initiatives like Designer-on-Call or the annual Furniture Sale and trade events like Design Chicago, visit us at


Walk right in and shop. LuxeHome showcases more than 30 premier boutiques covering 100,000-plus square feet of space and featuring world-renowned brands in the kitchen, bath and building products industry under one roof. Located on the first floor of theMART, LuxeHome is the ultimate retail shopping experience for homeowners and trade professionals looking for the best the industry has to offer in appliances, bath, cabinetry, custom window treatments, flooring, hardware, kitchen, paint, stone, tile, windows and much more. With styles ranging from modern European to classic American to traditional English, the extensive lineup of manufacturers and designers available at LuxeHome can assist with all phases of any design project. The Design Resource Center, located in Suite 163, houses the dedicated LuxeHome Concierge available six days a week. Call 312.527.7939 for more information. Shopping hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit for more information, including new boutiques and special events.


Floors 3, 10 and 11 are devoted to contract furnishings showrooms. The contract furnishings floors feature the largest collection of fabric, floor coverings, furnishings and wall coverings for commercial interiors including health care, hospitality, institutional, office and retail. For information on NeoCon, the contract industry’s pinnacle event, visit