Maharam Showroom - Neocon Renovations




Ferlund & Logan Architects

Date of Completion

2014, 2015, 2016

As one of the world's leading producers of commercial textiles, Maharam needed their showroom in Chicago's Merchandise Mart to reflect the beauty and artistic flair of their products.  Helios developed a system of demountable hangers that allowed Maharam to display its fabric in a way that felt like a permanent art gallery installment, but allowed flexibility for change when office space would be required. The fabrics were hung against a pristine white backdrop, allowing them to really stand out. Six white benches were also designed and placed around the showroom, giving it an even stronger gallery-like feel.

Photography by Mark Mahaney and Dean Kaufman, courtesy of Maharam.

Project Team:

Shane Potter

Shane Potter

Director of Operations

Shane is the Director of Operations at Helios Construction Services. Shane provides overall project leadership and management for a wide variety of project types, including medical, retail, office and mixed use. Shane has over ten years of commercial construction experience in Chicago, Having been involved in the management of over $500M in completed construction projects and having provided preconstruction services for several other high profile projects. Shane's satisfied client base includes several of Chicago's premier health care organizations, private developers and owners of hospitality, higher education, corporate office and retail facilities.

Prior to joining Helios Construction Services, Shane served as a Project Manager for one of Chicago's largest construction contractors, where his project leadership skills contributed to the company's success over his tenure. Shane is a LEED® Accredited Professional and has obtained his American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and OSHA 30-hour Certifications. Shane holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Dayton.


Project Experience