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Walker Art Center


Idea House 3 is a contemporary design store at the Walker Art Center that celebrates iconic design, sustainable practices, and timeless objects. From furniture to books, our design department meticulously handpicks each piece, ensuring a unique curation of convivial objects.

Rotating collections are brought to life in a modular, exhibition-style presentation reminiscent of the rooms in a home, inviting you to interact with design objects and to imagine how they might enhance your own spaces. Designed by London-based Zak Group, this is more than a store: it is a vibrant hub that connects communities, hosts cultural programs, and fosters educational experiences with designers worldwide.

Idea House 3 is rooted in the rich history of the Walker’s Idea Houses I (1941) and II (1947), which were pioneering showcases of the latest in postwar domestic architectural, product, and interior design. Building on this legacy, Idea House 3 continues to champion today’s creative visionaries through unique design pieces that reflect new ways of living, working, and playing.

Store Hours

Wednesday, 10 am–5 pm
Thursday, 10 am–9 pm
Friday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
Monday–Tuesday, Closed

Closed New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Make an Appointment

To shop Idea House 3 by appointment, contact