NeoCon 2016
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NeoCon 2016

NEOCON/2016

Our team joined some 50,000 other design professionals to scope around 1 million square feet of exhibit space to witness and celebrate commercial design and business trends. Back from NeoCon 2016 at Chicago's Merchandise Mart, we're happy to share the standout solutions that will inspire our work in industries as varied as healthcare, aerospace and consumer electronics.

NeoCon 2016
NeoCon 2016
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Fromery O

Fromery Q

Teknion / Zones

Teknion / Zones

OFS / Qove Lounge

Progressive companies are looking for ways to enable worker collaboration while also providing private spaces for calls and quiet work time.

NEOCON 2016 was practically a show wrapped in a felt package. Wall coverings, partitions, furnishings, lamp shades and so much more were created with the material.

Startups, incubators and creative firms are looking for fresh ways to keep their workforce creative, connected and efficient. after shunning the tired office cubicle for open spaces, there is now a shift to balance the need for privacy, collaboration and mobility.

collaboration

felt

privacy

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NeoCon 2016
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NeoCon 2016
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TeamWorx Desking System / DeskMakers

NeoCon 2016
NeoCon 2016

Artek Stool Leg at Vitra

Bernhardt Design / Mellow

NeoCon 2016

Some manufacturers chose to show the engineering behind their design either in creative displays or literally in the design of their product.

NeoCon 2016
NeoCon 2016

Airleaf/ICF Group

ARO Shingle/ Spinneybck/ FilzFelt

Spinneybck/ FilzFelt

Jumpseat by Sedia Systems

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NeoCon 2016

Sitting is being dubbed the new smoking. In an effort to keep workers healthy, employers are trying to keep them moving. This continually growing segment of the office equipment industry was well represented.

sitting

standing

active

Steelcase / Brody Worklounge

BuzziSpace / Balance Board

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The challenges in designing furniture and interiors for sterile medical environments often result in lifeless product designs. We enjoyed seeing some more inspired designs in both furniture and space.

Color is always a story at NEOCON. This year, a notable trend was color with a pop of accent color.

healthcare

color

Herman Miller Ava Chair

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Bernhardt Design Studio / twenty-something

We always look forward to lighting designs because they can transform a room in a huge way: both as a piece of art and with the ambiance their light can create.

lighting

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NeoCon 2016
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Leaf Lamp by Green Furniture Concept

Koncept / Gravy LED Sconce

Koncept / Bar Pendant Light

West Elm Pendant Light

Bravo to the couple inductive chargers we found integrated into office furniture.

When there must be plugs, we like these convenient, integrated solutions.

NeoCon 2016
NeoCon 2016

ChargeSpot Spark

Steelcase Storage Unit

Loctek Wellness Workplace Bike

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NeoCon 2016
NeoCon 2016

From floor coverings creeping up the wall, to textural art pieces to highly functional, customizable and even draw-on-able treatments, walls and floors have a life of their own.

floor

to wall

Tarkett / Collections Infinies

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NeoCon 2016
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NeoCon 2016

IdeaPaint / Mobile Writable Surfaces

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NeoCon 2016

Knoll

When you’re spending so much time inside at the office, it’s nice to have a touch of nature to bring you back to earth.

Among the sea of chairs, desks and wall coverings, a few things really stood out.

outside/in

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Metronaps / Energy Pod

BuzziJungle

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NeoCon 2016
NeoCon 2016

Front row, left to right: Logan Fox, Nicole Byer, Tom O'Connor

Center Row, left to right: Nuno Pires da Silva, Erik Moses, Qian Hamel

Top: Gil Cavada

the crew

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