CHICAGOLAND is an exhibition of design work, created and executed in the Chicago area, by local designers and manufacturers. CHICAGOLAND will be on view in New York City during New York Design Week – the largest design market in the US. By showing our work during Design Week we will connect with design enthusiasts, collectors, retailers and other manufacturers and designers from across the country. Our goal is to engage this community for press exposure, product licenses and other exhibition opportunities, as well as drive sales and bring business back to the Midwest.
Exhibiting work in New York is expensive. By supporting Chicagoland you will help pay for the venue rental, event insurance, shipping costs, building materials for the exhibition display, and printing costs for the takeaway – all of which come to nearly $10,000. Designers are responsible for any costs associated with prototyping and manufacturing as well as their own travel and accommodation while in New York, which means every dollar you give goes directly to exhibition expenses.