LuxeHome at theMART Welcomes Vadara Quartz Distributed by UGM Surfaces

Chicago, IL (May 2, 2022) – LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation, located on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, welcomes Vadara Quartz Distributed by UGM Surfaces to its Design Resource Center (Suite 163).

“Designers, architects, custom homebuilders and homeowners looking for a comprehensive collection of designs and superior quality will be impressed by what Vadara Quartz Distributed by UGM Surfaces has to offer,” said Blair Loftspring, managing director, leasing and marketing, Vornado | Merchandise Mart. “We are delighted to welcome them to LuxeHome.”

The newly opened space represents an exclusive collaboration with UGM Surfaces and its partner Vadara Quartz. Designer Kerri Callahan of Polymath Design joined the collaboration in order to bring the space to life with core objectives being to inspire visitors with large displays and, at the same time, to keep the aesthetic welcoming, open and functional.

“We view LuxeHome and the Merchandise Mart as the epicenter of the design community here in Chicago and there are tremendous benefits to being displayed and associated among some of the world’s top brands who are present at theMART,” said Brian Barnett, vice president distribution, Vadara Quartz. “We also look forward to participating in the many LuxeHome events which are hosted throughout the year and becoming more engaged with the local industry professionals who attend them.”

Vadara’s complete collection fuses handcrafted artistry, the majesty of nature and the resilience of quartz for surfaces that empower creativity. Each design is inspired by the world’s most beautiful places — creating veins and patterns that breathe life into each surface. Pure, natural quartz is combined with pigments, resins and expert craftsmanship to mirror the inspiration found in the natural world.

“Each Vadara piece UGM offers is created with an artist’s vision, so you’re not just getting the highest quality handcrafted quartz, but also a promise your space will reflect your eye for meaningful design,” said Anik Narula, CEO, UGM Surfaces. “Whether you’re creating spaces of purpose or spaces of awe, adding Vadara Quartz to your design means putting creativity with heart at the start of every project.”

About Vadara Quartz Distributed by UGM Surfaces
Vadara represents the finest quartz surfaces, combining beauty, function, innovation, and value. Our striking collection of veined products are meticulously handcrafted and manufactured to the highest global standard – offering a superior, versatile color range with some of the most unique and natural-looking surfaces available. Learn more at

Vadara Quartz is distributed exclusively in the Midwest by UGM Surfaces, a company founded in 1999. UGM boasts over 500,000 square feet of stone gallery and showroom space, with locations in Chicago IL, Detroit MI, Cleveland OH, Milwaukee WI, St. Louis MO, and Omaha, NE. UGM specializes in providing the highest quality and largest selection of stone products to meet the needs of builders, contractors, fabricators, retailers, architects, interior designers, and tile distributors from around the United States.

About LuxeHome®
LuxeHome is the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation located on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. With more than 125,000 square feet of showroom space featured in over 45 boutiques, LuxeHome is host to the finest products for home building and renovation from the most recognized and respected manufacturers worldwide.

LuxeHome offers discerning homeowners and trade professionals one-stop shopping convenience with access to the finest kitchen, bath, tile, lighting, cabinetry, appliances, countertops and much more. LuxeHome displays the widest selection of products to suit all upscale design styles, from modern European to classic American to traditional English. In addition to the extensive lineup of premier brands, each boutique offers knowledgeable designers who are available to assist with all phases of each design project. For more information, visit Follow LuxeHome on Facebook, Houzz, Instagram or Twitter.

About theMART
theMART (formerly The Merchandise Mart), located in the center of the sought-after River North submarket, is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago as an innovator in culture, art, business, fashion, media and more. As the largest privately held commercial building in the United States, it is one of the world’s leading commercial buildings, wholesale design centers and the preeminent international business location in Chicago. Encompassing 4.2 million gross square feet, theMART spans two city blocks, rises 25 stories, and is visited by an average of 30,000 people each business day and nearly 10 million people annually. Offering continuous innovation and creativity from leading manufacturers and showrooms, theMART serves as a business hub for interior designers, architects, contractors, business owners and buyers, and recently has become home to Chicago’s most creative and technologically innovative companies including Motorola Mobility, 1871, Yelp, PayPal and MATTER, as well as Fortune 500 companies Conagra, Allstate, Kellogg, Beam Suntory, and Grainger.

theMART was awarded LEED Silver Certification in 2007 and LEED Gold Certification in 2013 and in 2018.


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