Running from June 13 to 15, the annual Chicago expo delivers the latest and greatest in office and contract furniture, fabrics and lighting. Here are some of our top picks to look for at NeoCon 2016, from brands including Allsteel, Carnegie and Lightcorp.
1 Reflect by Allsteel
Designed in collaboration with BMW Group Designworks and HOK, this asymmetrical pod chair brings a piece of privacy to open-plan and collaborative workspaces by offering a quiet spot for solo work. Alternatively, two or three grouped together can create a break-away meeting space.
2 Atmospheres by Carnegie
These technology-driven fabrics by Creation Baumann were designed to control heat, glare, light and acoustics in a room. The collection includes metalized sheers, open-net weaves and silk-like textiles.
3 Dõni Seating by KI
The design of this stacking chair combines hip-articulating comfort, back flex and body-conforming curves. The poly shell, made through a two-shot injection-moulding process, comes in 13 solid and nine two-tone standard colours, but can also be colour-matched or customized.
4 Piper by LightCorp
This super-sleek lamp has been kitted out with a three-step soft-touch dimming control and a selectable colour temperature spectrum ranging from 2,700 to 6,500K. It also features an integrated USB port and a manually set 50-minute automatic shutoff that helps to conserve energy.
5 Perlutz by Okamura
This chair’s resin body provides optimum and comfortable support. Armless or with fixed or adjustable armrests, all versions are stackable up to four. There are also optional elastic mesh or upholstered backrest cushion covers. The chair comes in four resin and four fabric colourways.
6 Set In Concrete by Patcraft
An innovative watercolour process gives this LVT flooring series the look of weathered concrete, with subtle gradations and shifting patterns. The 60-centimetre-square tiles range from warm to cool neutrals and are durable enough for busy commercial environments. A polished version is available.
7 Kaari Collection by Artek
Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Kaari’s main feature is a single bent-steel triangular structure that serves as a table leg, table base and wall bracket. The simple shape is combined with matte or glossy high-pressure laminate shelves and tabletops for a collection that includes a desk, wall console, small round shelf and wall-mounted shelving units.