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.
Teknion / Zones
Teknion / Zones
OFS / Qove Lounge
TeamWorx Desking System / DeskMakers
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.
ARO Shingle/ Spinneybeck/ FilzFelt
Jumpseat by Sedia Systems
Some manufacturers chose to show the engineering behind their design either in creative displays or literally in the design of their product.
Bernhardt Design / Mellow
Artek Stool Leg at Vitra
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.
BuzziSpace / Balance Board
Steelcase / Brody Worklounge
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.
Herman Miller Ava Chair
Color is always a story at NEOCON. This year, a notable trend was color with a pop of accent color.
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.
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.
Steelcase Storage Unit
When there must be plugs, we like these convenient, integrated solutions.
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.
IdeaPaint / Mobile Writable Surfaces
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.
Metronaps / Energy Pod
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