September, 2017




To our Customers & Clients; Our Vendors and our Friends,


As you may have heard, after an active and successful 42 years in the Entertainment Supply Industry, I have decided to close DesignLab Chicago and Interesting Products.


My company has had a long history in the Chicago Theatrical Community offering options when there were few and help when none seemed available. I know that we have touched many Theatre Companies, organizations of all kinds and individual lives. We have done our part to influence our competitors and hopefully show them the respect that they deserve. Along the way, I hope I have had a positive influence on organizations I have been involved with such as USITT and ESTA.


Much is left to be done. Closing a company is not an easy task and I hope to do it gracefully; complete every pending job and pay off every outstanding debt. I would ask for your patience, cooperation and help as I complete this difficult task over the next few months.


What has been posted on DesignLabís website for so long is still true today:

"The reason DesignLab has been in business for [over] 30 years can be summed up in one word; you. It's you, our friends and customers who have supported us and made our growth possible. Thank you for the opportunity to support you in your lighting and production needs."


This is one more opportunity to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and ask that you stay tuned for the next phase of my career and my life.





Larry Schoeneman


Larry Schoeneman


DesignLab Chicago, Inc. &

Interesting Products, Inc.