The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago is the world’s largest resource for custom home furnishings and interior design. Amid hundreds of showrooms is Lounge 1447, a state-of-the-art, WiFi and AV-equipped amenity center for designers and shoppers. In order to provide a technology experience commensurate with the sophistication of the surroundings, the Design Center contacted AVI.



Lounge 1447 includes a meeting space, lounge, office and café, all of which needed to be AV-enabled. The brightly lit, multifunctional lounge space offers trade professionals, consumers and clients an inviting space to kick back, relax and enjoy a cappuccino from the Artisan Cellar Café. Digital signage is hung on monitors throughout, displaying the most up-to-date information on the facility’s high design and luxury goods.

Three smaller conference rooms are available to accommodate up to four guests and one large conference room offers seating for 12. The three smaller conference rooms each house a 47” monitor with laptop hookup. The larger 12-person conference room offers a 60” monitor.