Miele announced the opening of its newest center in the historic Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. Production on the new facility is presently underway and is anticipated to open in spring 2014. “We are thrilled to bring our innovative products and unique culinary experience to the Chicago Merchandise Mart,” said Nick Ord, President of Miele, USA. “Unlike other showrooms, Miele appliances are not simply put on display, but instead they take center stage. The new Miele Center at Chicago includes a fully functioning kitchen and live appliances to engage and inspire customers as they view the latest and most comprehensive ranges of our prestigious appliances. We look forward to further cultivating our relationships with the architects, designers and their customers who look to the Mart for design inspiration each day.” During the construction of the new Center at Chicago, a temporary showplace of Miele products is now open in LuxeHome’s Design Resource Center. This showplace provides a space at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago for consumers and the trade to learn more about Miele’s product offerings while the permanent space is being built.