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The Best of NeoCon 2014 competition of contract furnishings products recognized 87 products in 41 categories. The honors included six Innovation Awards and six Editors' Choice Awards. For the second consecutive year, Haworth received NeoCon’s highest honor, the Best of Competition Award, this year for its Openest Collection by Studio Urquiola. Openest also received the Gold Award in Collaborative Collections, a new category created this year. Inscape, with its new CEO James Stelter at the helm, won four Gold Awards and one Silver Award. Knoll and KnollTextiles together received three Gold and two Silver Awards. HNI Corp. subsidiaries together won six awards, while Steelcase and its subsidiaries received four awards.
6.9.14 | At NeoCon 2014, after barely four months at the helm, new Inscape CEO Jim Stelter has energized the Inscape landscape. Through a combination of projects already underway when he arrived and international contacts of his own, Mr. Stelter and his new team will be launching eight new product lines, five of which they have entered in the Best of NeoCon competition. Perhaps most notable is the company’s first ever office seating line AGIA.
6.9.14 | Underscored by the compelling Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision public pop-up exhibit during New York Design Week, Herman Miller presented its latest designs, reissues and material additions to many of its most iconic designs comprising the Herman Miller Collection at the High Line Room of the Standard Hotel in New York City May 18-19.
FLOOR 7 >Architex (7-4072) 7 Architex Remede Reveal Remede Reveal is a non-woven, high performance Remedé upholstery collection for healthcare. Inspired by the healing properties of water as it renews, reflects and reveals beauty, the five patterns feature strong graphic expression
FLOOR 10 >American Seating (10-148) 10 American Seating Nima Nima is a family of multipurpose chairs by Giancarlo Piretti offering advanced comfort through a minimalistic aesthetic. A patented articulating back movement mechanism provides a comfortable, dynamic and ergonomic seating
6.2.14 | The 1000 member LMNOP organization hosts two mixers yearly to facilitate networking opportunities and offers select workshops for IDEC CEU credit. Its most recent networking event was hosted by Teknion, NYC, and featured Suzanne Tick, Design Director of Teknion’s new division, Teknion Textiles, as the event’s speaker.
6.2.14 | NeoCon returns June 9-11 to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for its 46th year. Organizers expect attendance will exceed last year’s 41,488. Attendees will have more choices than ever, with over 100 CEU programs. Our impression is that the seminars and keynotes are increasingly better as time goes on, with much to learn and think about. Friday, June 6, will be our next issue, which will contain our extended product preview, an exceptional guide to this year’s featured products.
5.26.14 | May is the busiest of times in design circles, but an inaugural collection of archival furniture by someone truly worthy of one is a rare treat. One such engagement not to be missed this year is a public exhibit by Herman Miller and Maharam marking the release of an inaugural collection of archival furniture and screen printed fabric panels by Alexander Girard. The exhibit draws on the acute vision Mr. Girard brought to Herman Miller during his tenure as design director of the textiles program.
5.26.14 | In an exclusive visit to Interface’s NY showroom, Interface Executive Creative Director Chip De Grace presented HUMAN NATURE™, the company’s latest global collection of carpet tile designed to integrate the sensory experience of a natural setting into the built environment. Interface also featured Posh, launched in March, which drew its inspiration from opulent natural materials used in the finest accommodations on early 20th-century ocean liners. The company’s longtime collaborator David Oakey designed both lines.