It’s that time again, for the annual event that is party central for Interior Designers! NeoCon starts June 11 and is the source for innovative products and resources for corporate hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors from more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors. Each year it gets bigger, better, and more exciting. With that being said let’s look at some of the exciting things happening this year!!
Egan FreeBoard brings impromtu collaboration with a new take on the presentaion board. It’s free of installation hassles, lightweight and portable and 1 person can move it.
The WiPower features wireless technology into work and living areas, with a new approach that transmits our new approach transmits power to your electronic devices so they’re ready to go when you are, without chargers without the hassle of cords, and without the need for exact alignment. Pretty cool!
Consuming only .125 gpf, it saves 75% more water than a traditional 1.0 gpf unit, approximately 30,000 gallons per year. Its clean lines and pleasing organic shape combine with a complete flushing action technology, so each flush provides a thoroughly cleansed urinal.
Sense is an elegant mobile glass board, developed to fit the modern conference and education space. Perfect for the educational sector and for businesses where there is a need for flexible solutions.
The Rion Armchair by JANUS et Cie is a well-chosen piece for contract, hospitality or residential. Both utilitarian and playful, the cut-outs in the seat and back give the Rion the visual interest of pattern and is available in 13 colors.
The GREEN side chair is created to improve planet preservation. With a certified Ecodesign, GREEN is constructed from a recycled polypropylene seat, powder coated aluminum structure and beechwood legs. GREEN is designed for contract, public, education and hospitality interior and exterior version and is 100% recycled and recyclable.
LOFTwall WAVE is a freestanding divider screen available in 4ʼ, 6ʼ & 8ʼ widths. The innovative form is visually dynamic and functional to enhance work environments. The shape and design of the panels provide a visual barrier and function as a ﬁlter to dissipate sound and redirect light passing through the openings of the screen. These look great in an open plan and would’ve worked wonderful in one of my projects!
Steelcase TagWizard is a space scheduling system enabling users to walkup, scan in and reserve any free-address individual workspace. Mobile workers can tag a space on demand, from their computer or mobile device. TagWizard collects information through occupancy sensors, providing facility managers with information on utilization and wellbeing factors such as temperature, air quality and lighting levels. While in Chicago over Spring Break I got to actually see the TagWizard and how it works, and let me tell you, it’s simply amazing what you can do with technology.
The Silent Wall provides excellent acoustic properties (absorption of medium/ low frequency sounds) and is a critical element in non-traditional working environments. Available in two widths/heights, the elements are easy to connect and partition the room into separate areas. The elements can be connected to a power supply and fitted with lights for workstations or with general ambient lighting.
See more new and interesting products on the NeoCon 2012 website here and vote for your favorites. There’s still a little time to make it to the actual show! What are some of your favorite products just from looking at the website? I think mine is the Wave from LOFTWall because of the way it manipulates sound and light while being completely mobile!