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What'’s hot at COOL? Everyone!

6.30.08 | The IIDA celebrated five outstanding projects at it's annual awards banquet, COOL. These projects were chosen for recognition out of over three hundred submissions, –and the firms represented in the top five really put the “international” in IIDA.

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A Random Walk: NeCon Xpress Cancelled

6.30.08 | Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., creators, marketers and managers of the NeoCon shows, cancelled NeoCon Xpress 08, previously scheduled for October 2, 2008.

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Kimball Office Hosts Evening of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

6.30.08 | Chuck Gould was toast, and he knew it. But brave man that he is, he marched forward. Mr. Gould is (was) the Kimball Office Regional Manager, New York/New Jersey. Last Thursday he was found murdered in Kimball Offices Park Avenue South showroom. Who done it?

A&D Firms >>, Events >>

The Textiles Of NeoCon 08


6.23.08 | This year, with high fuel prices on everyone's mind, we asked companies where their products were made. We were surprised, and delighted, to discover that between 70% and 80% of all commercial textiles are manufactured in the USA. It turns out that there are many creative, facile mills scattered all over the country and they are doing a healthy business despite the fact that two major domestic mills went under last year.

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The Carpets Of NeoCon

6.23.08 | This year we decided to present carpet in a way similar to our textile review, with a survey piece giving our readers a broad overview. If we've left someone out, it is not intentional; just let us know and we will address the matter.

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Off the Beaten Path at NeoCon

6.23.08 | The exhibits on NeoCon floors 7 and 8 were robust with diversity from furniture systems to design schools to chair casters. Given the dense, small-booth format, some of the following products and companies could have been easily overlooked. Here is a sampling of some of the gems we found among the chaos.

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NeoCon 08 Gems from the Sems

6.23.08 | The seminars at NeoCon give us a pop look at things we really ought to know, but nevertheless persistently elude either fluent familiarity or comfortable expertise. So sign up we do and in we go. The air conditioning is good and acoustics work well as long as speakers use the mikes properly and you don't sit too close to the doors. There seats are often too close together, but this too has the value of tacitly reminding us to renew our vows of weight loss.

Events >>, Research >>

Chris Kennedy at The BIFMA Breakfast

6.16.08 | Every Wednesday morning during NeoCon, BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) hosts a breakfast for its members, at which is gathered the leadership of the contract manufacturing community. The event features some housekeeping matters for the organization, a guest speaker – this year the featured speaker was Mitch Stapley, Chief Fixed Income Officer, Fifth Third Securities: Markets Gone Wild (more on this in a later issue, but it’s not a pretty picture except for exports) – and some remarks by Chris Kennedy, President of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

Events >>, People >>

Delights of NeoCon

6.16.08 | We begin our NeoCon WTF 08 coverage with a few delights, moments that, for whatever reason, caught our fancy and provided a small emotional bump to our already pumped up autonomic system. By their very nature, these delights are strictly personal, and are gather from our staff, so take them for what they are worth. But they are our small tribute to the collective efforts of the Merchandise Mart, the exhibitors, the keynote speakers and seminar leaders, and yes, even to the attendees, all of whom were essential elements in our industry’s greatest show.

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Eileen McMorrow on the Best of NeoCon

6.16.08 | officeinsight spoke at length with Eileen McMorrow, editor and publisher of the McMorrow Report (www.mcmorrowreport.com). Having been the director of the Best of NeoCon awards from 1994- the present, there is no better person to talk to for an inside look at the industry’s oldest and biggest product competition.

Competitions and Awards >>, Events >>

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