Ivan Carlson · Event Design + Production

For over 45 years we have collaborated around the world bringing memorable events to life.

Our range of specialties – creative ideation, theme development, custom fabrication, floral design, intricate lighting, staging, audio (and so much more) – make us your one-stop-shop to create the event experience that everyone remembers.

Glow bars? We got em’. Life-size horses? We got that too. Custom illuminated marquee letters? We can build them. No clue where to start? We’ve got ideas a plenty! 

  • Bring your event stage to life with custom marquee letters, additional props, decor and furniture from our inventory.
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Or maybe you have an idea for a custom piece? We can build that too!
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Make us your one-stop-shop to create the #eventexperience that everyone remembers.
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📷: @KSAlighting
  • Wishing we were still under the stars. 💫✨🌟
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Lighting is a powerful tool that can bring any atmosphere to life. Our lighting professionals can transform any space by employing color, texture, saturation and motion to add another dimension to the event.
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📷: @alivecoverage
  • At Ivan Carlson, we turn already amazing venues into incredible event experiences.
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Let us bring your event dreams to life and transform your guests to an occasion they won't ever forget.
  • Create the perfect backdrop for step-and-repeats and photo opportunitities at your next event with #FLOWERWALLS.
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Take it a step further and add branding to keep your tribe engaged, just like Fashion's Fight Against Cancer did for their annual event.
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Fashion's Fight Against Cancer raises money for the fight against pediatric cancer. Over the last 6 years, FFAC has raised over $100,000!
  • LET US ENLIGHTEN YOU.
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Lighting is a powerful tool that can bring any atmosphere to life. Our lighting professionals can transform any space by employing color, texture, saturation and motion to add another dimension to the event.
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Whether you’re looking to create ambient lighting for an intimate event, have glowing tables or bars, to illuminating a venue or for something more complex, they are all within our scope.
  • Hands up, friends, it's Friday!
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📷: @alivecoverage
  • When Chicago is your #eventbackdrop. 🤩🤩🤩
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#TBT to the endless number of events we collaborate with our friends at @rsvpgallery…and to many, many more.
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📷: @pdigitl
  • Making people look good since 1972. 😉
  • You: Do you do #illuminateddancefloors?
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Ivan Carlson: Why yes, yes we do. 💃🏻🕺🏼
  • Because amazing things happen outside of your comfort zone.
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But seriously though, Halloween is just around the corner. What is your plan?
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Just making sure you know we are here to help! 👻👻👻
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312.829.4616
  • #FBF to furniture, meatballs and photo opportunities with IKEA!
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Did you know…IKEA US had to make bigger drinking glasses for the American market because water glasses were too small for iced drinks and customers were buying flower vases as drink tumblers.
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Just one of the many fun facts we learned at the #IKEAInspirationExperience.
  • Happiness is…
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Being surrounded by greenery. Just ask Richie. 🌿🌿🌿
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Rich is Ivan Carlson's very own Master Gardner + Floral Designer with over 20 years of experience. Always good to know your next floral order is in the best of hands.