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From product launches, 4 marquee presentations, 100+ CEU seminars, and other special events, the show is a must-attend for the industry’s top professionals. Since its launch in 1969, NeoCon has evolved into an international design hub that brings together more than 50,000 professionals for networking opportunities as well as dynamic and diverse learning experiences. Its powerful conference program is at the forefront of thought leadership, delivering distinguished speakers, ideas and innovations that are shaping the global landscape of workplace, healthcare, hospitality, government, education, retail and more.
Naps and jungle gyms. It may sound like preschool, but this is what the future of offices and public spaces looks like. Check out these options—plus some more exciting products at Neocon 2016.
Wire brushing and patented “saw effect” scratching options give this sustainable product, which combines real oak veneer with high quality MDF panels, a unique level of customization in terms of look, budget, and interior applications.
Float Clarus Glassboards
With concealed mounting hardware and nearly flush lines, the float whiteboard can easily be added to a conference room or collaborative space. Any marker can be used on the surface and will clean up easily without leaving any marks.
Oblivion allows for a completely customizable working space—perfect for creating individual stations in large open floor plans. Each cylindrical office, from size and height to interior shelving and finishes, is tailored to each customer’s need.
Interior architect and furniture designer Jonas Van Put creates furniture and art installations with steel that challenge social norms and attempt to change the way people interact. This funky work-lounge offers a playful alternative to normal informal meeting spaces.
QuickStand Lite Humanscale
The QuickStand Lite is the newest addition to Humanscale’s line of sit-stand equipment. The moveable platform features an innovative counterbalance mechanism for easy transition between postures that can be attached to any existing desk.Energypod Metronaps
The result of years of research, this private slumber chamber is designed to create the ideal space for short snoozes to improve productivity. The contour of the chair takes pressure off of the cardiac system, while i20 technology allows nappers to start a 20-minute sleep cycle with specially devised rhythms that play through built-in speakers.
Sanna by Pablo Teknion
A special collaboration between lighting designer Pablo and Teknion, Sanna is meant to evoke a softness and warmth. The lamp is composed of a steel base, heather felt, a polycarbonate shade, and a high-output LED with a chip on board light engine.
B-Free is a full range of completely modular furniture that adapts to the ever-changing workplace. There are a variety of seating options that can be combined with desks, tables, screens, and charging stations to create a multitude of different spaces to allow for collaboration and conversation.LED Cylinders CSL Lighting
Offered in 20 colorful finishes, CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting)’s sleek LED Cylinders pack an impressive LED punch. They are 90% efficient, 0.99 power factor, and UL/C-UL listed.
Wolf-Gordon’s “Force of Nature” spirals through Chicago’s Merchandise Mart during NeoCon 2013.Based on the success of Wolf-Gordon’s inaugural NeoCon installation in 2012, chief creative officer Marybeth Shaw commissioned yet another show-stopping design piece for 2013. With the working title “Forces of Nature,” she turned once again to New York City–based design studio karlssonwilker and Brooklyn-based design-build collaborative The Guild to create a sculpture that would showcase the breadth of the company’s textiles and wall coverings. “The title ended up being quite appropriate to the final form, as the sculpture is a geometric construct with all of the resulting physical forces that might spin it out of the Mart’s ‘town square,’” Shaw recently told AN. Karlssonwilker initially conceived of a kinetic sculpture, but Shaw wanted a large installation—nearly 30 feet long and 14 feet wide. At that size, there was no room for movement within the given space, a double-height ceiling over an escalator that would carry 42,000 show attendees. “We wanted it to rotate like a rotisserie chicken, but we went for a larger form,” said Graham Kelman, creative manager for The Guild. Ultimately, the team decided on a static sculpture resembling a twisted spine that gives a sense of movement through color and form. “I lost sleep over whether it would fit because if there was flex in the spine, it wouldn’t work.” The designers worked in SketchUp and 3DS Max to develop layered parameters for 68 slats—the vertebrae along the spine—that would showcase 136 of Wolf-Gordon’s products, one on each side. As visitors ascend the escalator, the slats appear above them like a twisting array of fanned-out cards. The products were arranged by color, forming a gradient that goes from white to orange to red on the way up the escalator and purple to brown on the way down. The edge of each slat slopes one degree, adding to the sculpture’s twisting vortex appearance. Since the sculpture hangs above show goers, realizing the piece with light materials was paramount. The slats are made from foam sandwiched between two sheets of Masonite. An aluminum channel along the perimeter of each slat provides rigidity. A plywood box connects and spaces each slat. The team used the software’s parametric capabilities to calculate where to place screw holes in the boxes and slats to create the twisting geometry. The Guild fabricated the 68 slats and plywood boxes in Brooklyn with a CNC mill, flat-packed for transport to Chicago, and installed at the Mart over a period of three days. “In terms of installation, it went well but it was a strange structure with torsional forces acting on it,” Kelman said. “As we built, the twist revealed itself.” Aircraft cable was fastened strategically along the spine, which was ultimately affixed to a 32-foot-long box trough, securely attached to beams of the ceiling. The final result was another eye-catching surprise during NeoCon at the Merchandise Mart. “Lots of things can go wrong with these projects,” said Shaw. “But if you’re on the same page and trust your collaborator’s intentions, you’ll always find your way to a solution.”