ASID-IL Highlights the Impact of Design at 2017 Celebration of Design & Annual Meeting

Design Excellence Award Winners to be Named at Combined Event


The Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID-IL) is pairing its Annual Meeting with the yearly Celebration of Design and Design Excellence Awards on Thursday, Sept. 28. The event will be held at Marshall’s Landing, the Merchandise Mart’s new 2nd-floor restaurant and venue. This year’s theme is Design Impacts Lives, which will showcase the impact of design on the human experience.

The event will begin with drinks and networking, followed by the awards presentation recognizing Illinois-based designers, design students, and industry partners for their work in contract and residential design, historic restoration and product design. The 2017 Designer of Distinction and Rising Star awards will also be announced.

Best In Show and People’s Choice awards will be presented at the After Party, which will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and networking with award winners and industry professionals.

Event sponsors include Presenting Sponsor, Farrow & Ball; Diamond Sponsor, Cosentino; and Silver Sponsors, Fine Line Tile and Baird’s Drapery Services. Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago is the event’s exclusive luxury media partner.


Thursday, September 28
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Marshall’s Landing
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

Ticket Information:

Individual tickets are on sale for $125; student tickets are $45; VIP tickets are $1,000 per group of six. Purchase tickets at

Social Media:

Facebook users are encouraged to follow ASID Illinois and tag the organization in posts from the event.

About ASID-IL:

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people —designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. It’s more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

The Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID-IL) is a professional association representing the interests of more than 1,100 Illinois interior designers, students and design industry partner members. Its vision is to be the voice of design in Illinois, to provide information through quality, timely communications, to educate its members and clients and to grow and support market expansion. ASID-IL is led by a volunteer board that includes the Chapter’s president, president-elect, five directors and two student representatives. Please visit for more information.