Beside bustling Interstate 94, a large, brick building overlooks the Minneapolis skyline. With “IMS” painted in all caps on the exterior, many passersby may not be aware of the magic that lies inside. International Market Square features over 40 beautifully curated showrooms, filled with art, cabinetry, fabrics, furniture, kitchen and bath, lighting, furniture, rugs and flooring, and more, that represent some of the finest manufacturers in the world, fulfilling consumers’ and designers’ dreams since 1985.
People are welcome to tour the facility, with two new showrooms and two new collections joining IMS. Showrooms on the first floor are available for on-site purchases. Floors two, three, and four require a design professional for purchasing products, but they are still open for viewing to spark design ideas. So, whether guests have stepped inside IMS many times or are looking to check it out for the first time, everyone should consider visiting “to understand that the vendors within can provide whatever their imagination allows in their budget,” IMS Concierge Bud Cleator says.
Here is a list of new showrooms and collections:
Bringing the inside outdoors, Bellaserra continues carrying collections of classy and comfortable furniture for their clients’ patios, pool-sides, and porches. New to its showroom, the Nisswa collection from Duluth-based Loll Designs combines unique frames and bold fabrics for loveseats, sofas, and lounge, swivel, and swing chairs. Suite C-4. bellaserraoutdoor.com/nisswa
The Francis King showroom still features all the high-end fabrics and furniture its clients know and love, but it has recently added a new area to its second-floor showroom—all devoted to premium lighting. Featuring 15 different designers, the lighting section ranges from modern to traditional, allowing everyone to find a fixture that catches their eye and incites design dreams. Suite 262. francisking.com/lighting
ROAM Furniture & Lighting
Originally in Uptown Minneapolis, ROAM recently moved to the first floor of IMS, making some pieces on the showroom floor available for consumers to purchase. The showroom features a curated collection of modern designs from across the globe, with chairs, couches, counter stools, lighting, tables, and more. Suite 161. roaminterior.com
On the second floor, Shelter Architecture products and services must be purchased by a design professional; however, the architecture and interior design firm is worth a stop. Shelter Architectures is known for approachable, livable, and beautiful environments with cutting-edge solutions and sustainable systems specifically tailored to its clients’ living and working spaces. Suite 292. shelterarchitecture.com