This 74-story luxury tower continues its celebration of Chicago culture with the hiring of Kara Mann, the founder and creative director of KARA MANN.

By Alyssa Gautieri

Real estate developers Time Equities (TEI), JK Equities (JKE) and Oak Capitals (Oak), have named Kann as the interior designer and interior architect of 1000M. As interior designer, Mann will design the development’s interior, finish selections for all 323 residences and hand-select the property’s amenities.

“We are extremely proud and excited to have Kara as the interior designer of 1000M,” said Francis Greenburger, chairman of Time Equities. “As a rising star in the design industry, Kara brings a sophisticated edge to all the layouts, finishes and amenity spaces, which truly align with our vision for the project. She will be a key partner in our seeking beautiful design that will help shape this iconic building, which will be one of the tallest in Chicago and one that will forever help define the city’s skyline.”

Previously, Mann worked on luxury residences, hospitality projects and high-end retail. Taking her experience to 1000M, Mann will ensure that each residence features natural wood floors, custom cabinetry and more. Master bathrooms will offer over-sized showers and ‘wet rooms’ complete with large tubs. Higher-level residences will also feature extra-large balconies.

In addition to designing the interiors, Mann will design more than 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space.

“1000M is a truly special project, not only for the city of Chicago, but for my career as well,” says Mann. “1000M is a seamless display of creating an environment that combines art and design, and creates a strong relationship between the exterior and interior. I am determined to set a new bar in Chicago for style, comfort, functionality, and ultimately — beauty.”

Sales for the project are expected to launch in the summer of 2017, with construction to start in 2018.

Photos courtesy of Millerhare