The Boston Design Center is New England’s premier resource for design professionals, with sixty showrooms featuring over 1,200 luxury product lines of fabric, furniture, lighting, antiques, fine art, wall and floor coverings, kitchen and bath components, and contract services. The Boston Design Center is New England’s largest, all-inclusive luxury design resource. In addition to honoring the traditional design-trade-only model, the Boston Design Center also has interior designers available to meet with customers, to facilitate purchasing from showrooms. The BDC attracts Boston’s brightest designers, skilled makers, specialty manufacturers and home and contract furnishings. Its showroom community has served design professionals and their clients for over thirty years, providing unrivaled product selection, customer service, and design expertise.
Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, except holidays.
How To Get Here
MBTA Subway Service - Silver Line Waterfront
Conveniently located at South Station, take the Silver Line Waterfront (SL2) to the Boston Design Center.
Boston Design Center maintains an automated visitor parking lot off of Drydock Avenue in front of the BDC. Payment for parking by credit only is collected at the lot exit gate. Hourly rates apply from 8 am to 9 pm.
Short term 90 minute visitor parking is available in designated spaces on the north (Drydock Ave) side of the building.
There is no visitor parking in the front courtyard or on the south side of the building. Visitor parking is not permitted in reserved or permit parking spaces. Parking regulations are strictly enforced. Violators will be towed.
Dining at the BDC
Visit Chickadee, the award winning newly opened full-service restaurant. Enjoy delicious Mediterranean inspired bites for lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday, and don't forget to check out their cocktail menu. Looking for a quick bite for a sweet treat or a healthy breakfast or lunch, visit Flour Bakery + Cafe. Both Chickadee and Flour are located outside on the Promenade.
Everyone is welcome at the Boston Design Center and if you need an interior designer to guide you, we have a welcoming and knowledgeable Design Services team to help you.
Located on the 2nd floor, you'll find a relaxing space for client meetings and our meeting tables provide ample room to review design documents.
The Boston Design Center is closed on the following days in 2019. The management office and some showrooms may not close per this schedule; please check with the individual showrooms for their holiday schedule.
Tuesday Jan 1st 2019 New Years Day - Closed
Monday Feb 18th President's Day -Closed
Monday April 15th Patriots Day - Closed
Friday May 24th - Closing at 1PM
Monday May 27th Memorial Day - Closed
Thursday July 4th Independence Day - Closed
Friday July 5th - Closed
Friday August 30th - Closing at 1PM
Monday September 2nd Labor Day - Closed
Wednesday November 27th - Closed at 1PM
Thursday November 28th Thanksgiving - Closed
Friday November 29th - Closed
Tuesday December 24th Christmas Eve - Closed
Wednesday December 24th Christmas - Closed
Tuesday December 31st New Year's Eve - Closed
Wednesday January 1st 2020 New Year's Day – Closed
Visit The IDB
The Innovation and Design Building is home to a diverse mix of companies and entrepreneurs, including architects and engineers, skilled makers and craftspeople, research and development firms, and technology start-ups. Boston Design Center, Reebok, America’s Test Kitchen, Autodesk, Continuum, Neoscape, Elkus Manfredi Architects and The Boston Beer Company are just some of the tenants at the Innovation and Design Building. Most recently, Reebok opened their world headquarters and a retail store. The complex is conveniently located along the MBTA Silver Line route, just minutes from South Station, and is flanked by one of the country’s largest working dry docks to the north and by the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to the south.