NeoCon, an important three-day design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, brings together interior designers, architects, and furniture companies from around the world to showcase the latest design trends. The expo has evolved into one of the most recognized trade shows in the industry and this year was no exception, continuing to be at the forefront of changing commercial design and business trends.
The show is so large, that even if you were a lucky attendee, it would have been impossible to see every cool offering for commercial interiors. A cursory online search reveals a plethora of articles covering the show and highlighting NeoCon’s biggest hits, standout designs, award winners, and more. After scouring the internet for the most compelling NeoCon coverage articles, we’ve compiled a list what we think are the best. Whether you’re an armchair traveler, or you attended and would like to discover what you might have missed, here’s your one-stop for finding all the best sources for NeoCon coverage!
Best of NeoCon 2016 (Design Milk, June 21)
One of our favorite online design publications, Design Milk can always be counted on to deliver excellent coverage of current events in modern design. See Design Milk’s top choices here.
NeoCon in Review 2016 (Work Design Magazine, June 24)
This review by Work Design Magazine offers in-depth and insightful looks at a number of innovative products, as well as the design trends that spurred their invention. Get the story here.
NeoCon 2016: standout designs from Chicago’s commercial design fair (Wallpaper*, June 17)
For a virtual eye-candy tour of Wallpaper*’s favorites, click here to enjoy a slide show of 21 standout designs.
Our Favorite Interiors Products from NeoCon 2016 (ARCHITECT Magazine, June )
This article highlights ARCHITECT’s favorite products from the show, chosen for their versatility and on-trend aesthetics. Click here to see ARCHITECT‘s top picks in furniture, textiles and flooring.
The Best New Contract Textiles and Accessories of NeoCon 2016 (Architizer, June 22)
This article in Architizer shows how NeoCon is “more than a launchpad for new furniture designs,” with a look at innovative solutions ranging from performance textiles to productivity accessories. Architizer offers up a visually appealing and inclusive piece on their top picks from these categories. Click here to get the scoop.
Adult Jungle Gyms and Nap Pods: 20 Office Spaces That Wowed at NeoCon (ChicagoInno, June 14)
For a peek at the future of the workspace design, one needs to look no further than NeoCon. The focus of this year’s conference was “Design That Works,” with a particular emphasis on innovation in the workplace. ChicagoInno offers up a great visual tour showing 20 killer office spaces showcased at NeoCon. See them here.
Contract Names 2016 Best of NeoCon Winners (Contract Design, June 13)
Now in its 27th year, the iconic Best of NeoCon Awards continue to honor the best new commercial interiors products in the industry. In over 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies, more than 40 jurors review close to 350 products beginning three days before NeoCon begins. Award recipient’s booths and showrooms are then flagged with Best of NeoCon Award signs during the Show. Head over to Contract Design to discover the winners.
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