officeinsight Articles on Events
6.29.15 | As the dust from NeoCon 2015 settles, we at officeinsight are excited to continue a long-standing tradition of offering readers our “Delights of NeoCon.” For people who attended this year’s show in Chicago, we hope this issue reminds you of the things – products, parties, seminars and more – that made NeoCon 2015 special for you. And for our readers who were unable to attend, we hope to bring an insider’s peak into the things and people that caught our eye throughout the show. In addition to the many workplace furnishing debuts of note, one major highlight from the show this year was River Drive Park, a splendid new green space at the Merchandise Mart in the south drive-through.
6.22.15 | Contract magazine’s Best of NeoCon 2015 competition of products launched at NeoCon recognized 79 products by 62 companies in 41 categories. The honors included 38 Gold Awards, 37 Silver Awards, nine Innovation Awards, and five Editors' Choice Awards for a total of 90 awards including Best of Competition. Tuohy Furniture Corporation was the big winner with its WorkStyles system, which received five Best of NeoCon awards: Two Gold Awards (Furniture Systems and Case Goods), one Silver Award (Furniture Collections for Collaboration), one Innovation Award (Occasional Tables), and Best of Competition. See below for more details about WorkStyles. HNI Corp. subsidiaries received seven Best of NeoCon awards; Andreu World won three Gold Awards and one Silver Award; Steelcase and subsidiary Designtex together received two Gold Awards, one Silver Award, and one Editors’ Choice Award; and KI also received four awards.
6.12.15 | NeoCon returns June 15-17 to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for its 47th year, and we couldn’t be more excited! The three-day event will attract nearly 50,000 design professionals and showcase more than 700 companies. With more than one million square feet of exhibition space, the show this year will launch thousands of new products and cover a spectrum of vertical markets including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public spaces and government.
FLOOR 10 >3form (10-142) Metallics is a never-before-seen array of interlayers designed to capture the spirit of metallic looks in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Copper. To emphasize the textural qualities of 3form Metallics, three new finishes were launched for Varia Ecoresin®
6.8.15 | Despite having been the dominant trade show in the workplace design and furnishings world for as long as industry veterans can remember, NeoCon continues to gain momentum, even as other shows fade. With the new NeoCon app in hand and new showroom and product news rolling in, officeinsight Publisher Bob Beck plans a tour of NeoCon 2015 with great anticipation, highlighting his must-sees.
6.1.15 | With just two weeks remaining before many of us meet again in Chicago for NeoCon 2015 to gauge for ourselves how the industry is doing, officeinsight Publisher Bob Beck sits down with Byron Morton, VP of Leasing at the Merchandise Mart, and Julie Amato-Kohl, VP of NeoCon Exhibitor Sales, to see how the show is shaping up from the perspective of the NeoCon organization.
6.1.15 | NeoCon, North America’s largest design expo and conference for commercial interiors, returns June 15-17 to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for its 47th year. Attendees can tailor their conference experience to specific areas of interest, experience level, schedule and spending goals by choosing à la carte from the menu of more than 100 CEU seminars, featured programs and association forums. Included in Part 1 of officeinsight’s NeoCon 2015 preview are a listing of special events and exhibits, schedule highlights at-a-glance, keynote speaker information, association forums and special events, student activities, educational seminars and available tours.
5.24.15 | Clerkenwell Design Week is unlike any other office interior related show, hosted in the colourful, mixed-use district of Clerkenwell, just to the north of the very centre of London. This year’s design week was accompanied by the knowledge that the UK economy has seen relatively good growth rates over the past few years, and that the office furniture market has been expanding steadily. John Sacks, an office furniture design, sales and marketing consultant based in London, reviews the show, including trend analysis, and company and product reviews.