Events are planned in advance, but we’re always making updates to ensure we put on the best events possible. Don’t miss a beat by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Some of the forums and events are invite-only and space is limited. Please contact jillmaremont(at) if you would like to receive an invitation.

2020 Events:

May 7th — POSTPONED, updates to come
Dreaming of Design
Host: Chicago Luxury Beds

May 13th— POSTPONED, updates to come
Designer Salon Series: Lighting Design with Kiersten Hoiland And Technology Home Integration with Casey Ruhlander from Silvergate Technology
Host: Lightology

May 28th — POSTPONED, new dates coming soon
On Thursday, May 28th at 6pm The Other Art Fair will be hosting members of RNDD for a private cocktail party and tour of the fair at The Board of Trade’s Skylight. More details will be announced in the spring.

June 4th— POSTPONED, updates to come
South Loop Explorers: Showroom Hop
Calia Stone
Artists Frame Service
Materials Marketing
210 Design House
Organic Looms
O’Brien Harris

August 11th — POSTPONED, updates to come
South Loop Explorers: Showroom Hop
Renaissance Tile & Bath
Inspired Closets
Glenview Haus
Molteni &C
Samuel Lynne Galleries

September 11th — CANCELED, will resume in 2020 
Fall Gallery Walk
Kickoff Party at Calia Stone

September 22nd and 23rd — CANCELED, will resume in 2020 
Gallery Walk Artist Talks

November 6th —  POSTPONED, updates to come
SOFA Collaboration Booths and Afterparty
Afterparty Host: eggersmann

October 21st
Small Space Solutions: What Every City Dweller Needs to Know
Panelists: Nicholas Moriarty
Host: bulthaup

2019 Meeting Calendar:
June 2: Inspired Closets, 6pm
August 18: Molteni & C, 6pm
October 13: Samuel Lynne Galleries, 6pm
December 8: Annual Meeting & Holiday Party, Theodore Alexander, 6pm

Past Events:

February 1st – 2nd
Design Finds: A Sample Sale with Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago
Host: Artifact Events


Friday, November 1st, 7-10pm
Sofa Soiree, an afterparty for SOFA Chicago (Oct. 31 – Nov. 3)
Hosted by: Montauk Sofa
Media Partners: Chicago Gallery News, Dering Hall and Luxe Interiors + Design


Friday, September 6th 5-9pm and Open House, September 7th 11-4pm
RNDD Fall Gallery Walk
Hosted by: All Showrooms
Media Partner: Chicago Gallery News, Dering Hall and Luxe Interiors + Design, Chicago Magazine
Kickoff Party: Chicago Luxury Beds
Afterparty: Transceramica with PROjECT. interiors

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Wednesday, June 5th, 6-9pm
Pinterest for Business with Jill Maremont and Jenny Maraccini
Hosted by : Christopher Guy


Thursday, May 2nd, 6-9pm
Dreaming of Design
Hosted by: Chicago Luxury Beds
Media Partner: Luxe Interiors + Design, Dering Hall

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Wednesday, March 20th, 6-9pm
Instagram for Business Workshop with Jason Myers
Hosted by: eggersmann USA


Thursday, March-14th, 6-8pm
Dering Hall Panel: Being a Design Risk Taker
Break the rules and reap the rewards! There are plenty of ways to be a design risk taker. Join a group of creative design professionals for a lively conversation about the best ways to break rules and surprise and delight clients with boundary-pushing work. Hosted by: Dering Hall executive editor Dennis Sarlo and Lightology
Panelists include: Bruce Fox of Bruce Fox Design, Steve Kadlec of KADLEC Architecture + Design, Michael Del Piero of Michael Del Piero Good Design, and Melissa Benham of Studio Gild.

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Sofa Soiree – a SOFA After Party
Date: November 2nd
Time: 6-9pm
Hosted by The Golden Triangle and SOFA
Media Partners: Chicago Gallery News, Luxe Interiors + Design, Dering Hall


4th Annual RNDD Fall Gallery Walk
Date: September 7th, with Family Day on September 8th
Time: 5-9pm
Location: RNDD Showrooms
Kickoff Party: Jesse Chicago / Home Element
After Party: Studio41
Media Partners: Chicago Gallery News, Luxe Interiors + Design, Dering Hall, Chicago Magazine

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Sales & Marketing within the Luxury Marketplace with Sandra Kumorowski
Date: August 1st
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Oscar Isberian

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Instagram Workshop with Jason Myers
Date: June 6th
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Transceramica

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Date: May 3rd
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Chicago Luxury Beds
Media Partners: Luxe Interiors + Design



Corporate Branding for Creatives Workshop with Jessica Zwieg
Date: February 28th
Time: 6-9pm
Location: TOTO USA

Personal Branding Workshop with Jessica Zwieg
Date: January 31st
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Orizzonti

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Headshot Day with Mary Carol Fitzgerald Photography

Date: January 20th
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Farrow & Ball


3rd Annual RNDD Fall Gallery Walk

September 8th 4-9pm
RNDD Showrooms – Lightology, The Golden Triangle, Glenview Haus, Chicago Luxury Furniture Centre, O’Brien Harris, TOTO, Organic Looms, Oscar Isberian, Farrow & Ball, Studio41, Jesse Chicago / Home Element, Ligne Roset, The Tile Gallery, Moderne Living, The Rug Company, Montauk Sofa and Chicago Luxury Beds.
Curator: Daniel Kinkade Fine Art
Media Partners: Chicago Gallery News, Dering Hall and Luxe Interiors + Design
Sponsors: Vosges Chocolate, 8 East Huron, and Coco Pazzo
VIP Kickoff Party: Lightology
After Party: The Golden Triangle

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Dreaming of Design

On May 4th, 2017, the River North Design District (RNDD) and Chicago Luxury Beds hosted “Dreaming of Design” featuring bedroom vignettes by 11 amazingly talented Chicago interior designers.

Participants: Gary Lee Partners, Alison Victoria, Ilene Chase, Nora Schneider, Jeannie Balsam, Jessica Lagrange, Brynn Olson, Sarah Kuchar, George Lowell, Hunter Kaiser, Cathy Bruni Norris.
Location: Chicago Luxury Beds
Media Partners: Luxe Interiors + DesignDering Hall


Speaker Series: Opening the Door to Inspiration

The River North Design District (RNDD) welcomes 5 of Chicago’s top design and build professionals so share what inspires them in the fast, fun format of 20 images, 20 seconds apiece.

Presenters: Scott Dresner of Dresner Design, Nora Schneider of Nora Schneider Interior Design, Rodger Owen of BGD&C, Donna Mondi of Donna Mondi Interior Design, and Randy Heller of Randy Heller Design.
Location: Glenview Haus
Media Partners: Luxe Interiors + Design, Dering Hall
Corporate Sponsor: Life Safety Hardware Consultants


The River North Design District partners with Powerhouse SMART® and Modern Luxury’s Interiors Chicago to present Stellar Sales & Marketing Success Stories. Luxury industry professionals will submit entries to be judged by a prestigious panel. The Top Winner’s will present their Success Stories at the PowerHouse SMART Symposium on Oct 13, 2016 at Casa Spazio.

October 13th 5:30-7:30pm

Host: Casa Spazio

Corporate Sponsors : Cambria + Mauge

Media Sponsors: Modern Luxury’s CS Interiors + Dering Hall

“What’s Defines Luxury?” July 19th 6-8pm, powered by Pecha Kucha 


“What’s Defines Luxury?”, powered by Pecha Kucha 
This July join the River North Design District for the last leg of a two part Pecha Kucha series! Chicago’s top designers will share what defines luxury by presenting 20 slides for 20 seconds each. Don’t miss out on a night of inspiration hosted by Studio 41 in partnership with Dornbracht and Luxe Interiors + Design.

July 19th 6-8pm

Host: Studio 41

Corporate Sponsor: Dornbracht

Media Sponsor : Luxe Interior + Design Magazine

Dreaming of Design, May 3rd 5-8pm

The River North Design District, Chicago Luxury Beds, and Luxe Interiors + Design invite you to attend Dreaming of Design. As an event that will kick off the summer season, 12 bedscapes will be created by Chicago’s hottest designers. The bedscapes will be voted on by YOU at Chicago Luxury Beds on May 3rd, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM.

May 3rd 5-8pm

Host: Chicago Luxury Beds

Media Sponsor : Luxe Interior + Design Magazine

PechaKucha Night I  March 15th 6-8pm


postcard_gw postcard_gw_backRiver North Design District Gallery Walk
September 11th, 2015

The River North Design District (RNDD) is proud to announce their participation in this year’s annual River North Fall Gallery Walk on Friday September 11th 2015.  Each participating showroom will be exhibiting artwork from some of the brightest stars in the art world today.   Exhibitions can be viewed beginning at 10am and most of the showrooms will be open until 10pm.

The River North Design district is delighted to partner with Daniel Kinkade of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art.  Daniel is curating the exhibition pairing artists with showrooms.

The exposition is comprised of both emerging and established artists and includes Lynn Basa, Sheila Ganch, Eric Gushee, Brenda Dawn Jones, Sally Ko, Rim Lee, Candace McGarry, Keiko Nemeth, Rubem Robierb, Phillip Schalekamp, Pamela Staker, Linc Thelen, Adam Thomas and Jennifer Webster.


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