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 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

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.

privacy

privacy vs

collaboration

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Fromery O

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Teknion / Zones

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Teknion / Zones

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OFS / Qove Lounge

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Fromery Q

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collaboration

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TeamWorx Desking System / DeskMakers

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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.

felt

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ARO Shingle/ Spinneybeck/ FilzFelt

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FilzFelt

Airleaf/ICF Group

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Jumpseat by Sedia Systems

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

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Bernhardt Design / Mellow

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Artek Stool Leg at Vitra

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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

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BuzziSpace / Balance Board

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Steelcase / Brody Worklounge

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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.

healthcare

Herman Miller Ava Chair

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color

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

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Bernhardt Design Studio / twenty-something

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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

Leaf Lamp by Green Furniture Concept

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Koncept / Gravy LED Sconce

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Koncept / Bar Pendant Light

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West Elm Pendant Light

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

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ChargeSpot Spark

Steelcase Storage Unit

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

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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

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IdeaPaint / Mobile Writable Surfaces

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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.

outside/in

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

Metronaps / Energy Pod

BuzziJungle

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the crew

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

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