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! 

  • "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." ~Albert Einstein
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Do you have a vision for your next event? Let us bring it to life. Link in bio.
  • This gives the "Monday blues" a whole new light. 💡💡💡 [See what we did there?]
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The Ivan Carlson team is hard at work prepping for all of our upcoming Halloween events. 🎃👻
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Wishing you all a productive week! 👊🏻
  • Ask and you shall receive.
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There is always a way to bring your vision to life - much like these custom made LED Basketball Panels.
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@davejeff dreamt it and we built it! 🏀🏀🏀
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(swipe for a look at the rendering vs. final product) 😄
  • A gorilla in the middle of the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts in Chicago?
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Yep, totally normal.
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At Ivan Carlson, we turn already amazing neighborhoods into incredible event experiences.
  • Transform any space (even in the middle of Lakeview) to an experience your guests won't ever forget.
  • When you go to the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts and find all of your friends in the "Chicago Jungle."
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Note to self: Ivan Carlson has #JungleThemed Props 🐘🐘🐘
  • "Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." ~Rachel Zoe
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Fabulous event celebrating local Chicago designers. We are grateful to be a part of this event for years.
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📷: @aibichicago
  • Friends don't let friends go thirsty. 😉
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#TBT to a fabulous event celebrating local Chicago designers at Bentley Gold Coast. Honored to be part of this event for many years.
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📷: @aibichicago
  • "Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway.” ~Coco Chanel
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Fabulous event celebrating local Chicago designers. We are grateful to be a part of this event for years.
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📷: @aibichicago
  • Complete the exact look and feel of your event with our furniture, decor and accessories.
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We have a 36,000 square foot warehouse full of everything you need to elevate your next event, project, tradeshow, fashion show or photoshoot.
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We turn ordinary into extraordinary.
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📷: @ericcraigstudios
  • Set your week on FIRE!
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Monday is a state of mind. Put on your positive pants and get stuff done!
  • #ICATip: Where do you even begin when planning an event?
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Try asking yourself this question first: WHAT IS THE GOAL?
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To Educate?
To Celebrate?
To Connect?
To Inspire?
To Motivate?
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Let us help you reach your goal and create an #eventexperience your guests will remember!