On March 10, 2016, CASTELLE, designer and manufacturer of outdoor furnishings and accessories, will sponsor a seminar followed by a champagne reception as a part of the second annual Outdoor Design Conference being held in the Chicago Merchandise Mart. Open to members of the design trade only, the one-day Conference, which is being organized by the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart, will include presentations on the latest in outdoor trends and product design.

Norman Hamilton, Vice President of Designer Sales for CASTELLE will present “Furnishing the Great Outdoors: Tomorrow’s Opportunity, Here Today” within the CASTELLE showroom, #1576 of the Mart. The CEU Course will run from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A champagne reception, open to all Conference attendees, will immediately follow the seminar at 4:00 pm.

“We appreciate this opportunity to present to professionals within the design trade the story of outdoor and the tremendous potential outdoor spaces hold for designers,” said Hamilton. “Today’s furnishings and fabrics for the outdoors continue to advance in sophistication and style creating a greater need for education of the options and business opportunities available.”

A total of 31 showrooms will be participating in the Outdoor Design Conference with product tours, functions and learning opportunities for design professionals. “Chicago’s Merchandise Mart is the ultimate destination for all things Outdoor – furniture, fabric, shade products and accessories,” said Julia Chappell, Managing Director, Marketing, Design Center at the Merchandise Mart. “The second annual Outdoor Design Conference allows professionals to engage in seminars and showroom open houses that are designed to inspire and educate.”