NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. From June 10-12, 2013, at the Chicago Merchandise Mart, managed by our client Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., more than 40,000 architecture and design professionals will have the opportunity to view thousands of new products and resources for corporate, hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional, and residential interiors. In addition, show-goers will have a chance to network with fellow industry professionals at showroom parties, attend top-notch keynote presentations and nearly 100 CEU-accredited seminars and much more.
Nearly 700 of the world’s top manufacturers, including 3M Architectural Markets, Herman Miller, IKEA, La-Z-Boy Contract Furniture, Steelcase, Inc., and The Sherwin Williams Company, will be exhibiting at NeoCon. New products such as commercial space furniture, lighting, building products and services, casegoods, wall treatments, files and storage products, etc. will be on display.
And, since our firm specializes in public / media relations for commercial building and design industries, we are eager to learn about new and evolving trends that arise from the show. As an example, Interior Design magazine has already uncovered one cool new trend, office seating with tablet work surfaces. This trend creates a comfortable work space, which can ultimately help increase productivity.
New for 2013, NeoCon is the first trade show to feature “The Outdoor Office,” an innovative exhibit developed by Jonathan Olivares, which was most recently on display at the Art Institute’s Modern Wing. According to a press release sent out by the show’s marketing team, as working habits change and mobile devices allow the freedom to work outside the traditional office, “The Outdoor Office” was developed with the goal of understanding the possibility of new types of work spaces located outdoors.
Several casual furniture showrooms have opened their doors for NeoCon attendees, including JANUS et Cie, Mallin Casual Furniture, NorthCape International, Barlow Tyrie, Inc., and Poly-Wood, Inc. These showrooms will also be displaying new outdoor furniture and accessories at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in September.
For more information about NeoCon, visit the show’s website at www.neocon.com. And, for those of you attending the show, let us know which product trends capture your attention!