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IFDA Illinois Chapter Presents Explore River North Design District-A-Field Trip

Thursday November 4, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm UTC-4


Join us for a day in the City exploring the River North Design District.  This area outside of the Merchandise Mart includes 24+ showrooms that carry everything from lighting, tile, plumbing, rugs, kitchens to furnishings.   They are all within walking distance of each other For more information, click here.

We have arranged for presentations and refreshments at two showrooms, Cosentino and Theodore Alexander. We will also provide a map showing the other showrooms in the area for you to explore on your own.

Showroom Stops


Presentation and Tour of the Showroom

Nevine Roberts

10:30 A.M.

Light Lunch to follow

Cosentino Group is a newly opened 5,000 SF state of the art showroom where designers have access to Cosentino’s full product offering, including Dekton, Sensa, Silastone and natural stone, plus an expansive selection of globally and locally sourced textiles, tile, cabinetry samples and plumbing fixtures.  The revamped City concept highlights an augmented reality digital experience, to-scale full-slab digital displays, and a full, functioning kitchen.  For more information, click here


Tour of Showroom

Helen Suhayda

1.30 P.M

Light Snacks

Founded in 1996 by  Paul Maitland Smith, Theodore Alexander has become one of the leading manufacturers of handcrafted fine furniture, renowned as a unique brand embodying quality and originality in design. Its comprehensive collections consist of several thousand designs, providing casual, traditional and modern furniture, lighting and accessories to our clients For more information, click here.

Both of these showrooms have a suburban presence and are a great local resource for us.


10:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

We will be following the latest CDC COVID 19 guidelines for your safety. 


$10 IFDA Members and Students

$25 Non-Members

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Cosentino CIty Center & Theodore Alexander Showrooms
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