Our History

On January 7th, 1965, International Design Center opened a small store in the former Sheraton-Ritz Hotel on Marquette Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, as an importing retailer of Scandinavian home furnishings. International Design Center soon grew to a size that required a bigger store. In the mid-1970’s, IDC moved to 100 2nd Avenue North in the Minneapolis warehouse district.

The year 2000, under new ownership, brought about a move to a new location in the suburbs. IDC re-modeled two levels in a contemporary building in Richfield, near the Mall of America.

Nearly ten years later, the need for expansion required a move to the vibrant retail area near France Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota. IDC opened two showrooms, totaling 32,000 square feet, directly across the parking lot from each other to better serve their customers (4920 West 78th St. and 4950 West 78th St). In September 2012, IDC made its final move to 7035 Washington Ave. South in Edina, where it is currently located today.

International Design Center has specialized in contemporary design from Scandinavia and Europe for 50 plus years. IDC offers products from all around the world, with an emphasis on functionality, quality materials, and beautiful design. In order to ensure the best quality furniture at affordable prices, our buyers regularly attend furniture fairs in Milan, Italy, Cologne, Germany, High Point, North Carolina and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Enjoy a “no-pressure” sales atmosphere where our talented staff can help you transform your home or office!