Our Highlights and Favorites From NeoCon 2019
Fresh off of its 50-year anniversary, NeoCon, the world’s leading platform for commercial design held annually in Chicago, is considered the most important event of the year for the industry. NeoCon showcases what’s hot and what’s next for consumers around the globe.
The Office Environments team was fortunate to attend NeoCon 2019, held June 10th-12th. We reflect on our favorite pieces and our experience.
Our Favorite Pieces
Over the course of three days, we were challenged to see design in a new way. Modern designers are transforming the functionality of furniture, opting to create pieces that marry utility with artistic integrity. The pieces that stood out to us are offered below.
HAY About A Chair
Founded in 2002, HAY was formed to create contemporary furniture that uses sophisticated industrial manufacturing for modern living. For their 2019 exhibition, HAY showcased the About A Chair 22 AAC22, a modernized, hyper-simplistic take on functional seating.
Characterized by a solid shell with a curved back -- creating a unified, soft silhouette -- and a four-legged wooden base, the AAC 22 pairs elegant design with the opportunity to create near-infinite combinations, ideal for consumers with varying tastes.
Geiger Furniture Crosshatch Settee
The Crosshatch Settee is a unique offering from Geiger that pairs lightweight parachute cords with uncompromised, high-quality woodworking. From the company:
“A lattice of hand-strung parachute cords provides the barely-there structure that gives the Crosshatch Settee its lightweight, transparent silhouette. This iteration of the Crosshatch Chair extends its sculpted wood frame to comfortably seat up to two people. A wide selection of finishes, upholstery options, and cord colors helps it blend in or stand out across a range of interiors.”
Geiger Furniture, established in 1964 and centered in Atlanta, Georgia, joins the Herman Miller suite of products focused on providing stunning, sustainable furniture for consumers nationwide.
Framery O and Q
The Framery O and Q product lines provide much-needed respite in open-office floor plans. In today’s modern work environment, it’s crucial to create small, yet meaningful places for individuals -- or small groups -- to hold calls, video conferences or other private conversations.
Framery O capitalizes on this necessity through a design-rich, pod-like space completely customizable to your team’s needs.
Framery Q, a larger sibling of the O model, offers private seating for 1-4 people, perfect for meetings or creative collaboration. Both O and Q models offer superior sound insulation, elegant, sustainable design and high-quality craftsmanship.
Herman Miller, Award Winner
As a certified Herman Miller dealer, Office Environments was thrilled to learn that Herman Miller won the Best Large Showroom at NeoCon this year for their installation, All Together Now. An immersive design that presented eight, distinct environments for working, healing and living.
More than 450 classic and contemporary pieces, pulled from the Herman Miller family of HAY, Geiger, Maharam, Nemschoff and more, were curated for the installation.
We had a fantastic time at NeoCon this year and look forward to the consumer design disruption that will take place at next year’s event. See you there!