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When We Started

MAPLAB was founded in 1996 with a focus on residential interior architecture and custom furniture design. We support your vision for your home through careful design and down-to-earth personalized service.

Where did the name MAPLAB come from? I believe the process of designing and planning a renovation project is like charting a course on a map. Quality design requires clarity in destination and a planned route that leads to the best results in your home's final design as well as management of your designated budget.

Giving back to Chicago's communities is very important to us. MAPLAB actively participates in urban development dialogs and has supported archi-treasures, Chicago's leading community participatory design-build organization.

- Ralph Hoffman, Founder and Owner