35 Winners of the MetropolisLikes NeoCon Awards 2022
Here are the best new offerings at the 2022 edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and event for commercial interior design. Selected by Metropolis editors, these products represent the very best in responsible innovation: they foreground a positive experience for all people, while being sensitive to the impact on the planet and its ecologies.
The 2Stor Caddy
HushHybrid office pod
Momentum Textiles and Wallcovering
At The Museum, by Sina Pearson
Solo Chair by Philippe Starck
On Neutral Ground carbon-neutral carpet tile
AMAi adjustable outdoor table
Expansion Cityline desking system
Goldi by Giancarlo Stefani Design Studio
Santé seating by Patrick Norguet
Film Studio, a collection of decorative PVC-free films for architectural glass
The moblView glassboard with Logitech’s Scribe technology
SPACE storage system by David A. Stubbs
The Zero guest chair (held together with a single screw)
The Vox Outline credenza
Cempa Alfresco seating
PUTTING CLIMATE FIRST
Contract manufacturers are turning a major corner, visibly shifting their production practices to favor recycled ingredients, exclude chemicals of concern, and make these actions transparent to end users.
Urquiola Knit Lounge by Patricia Urquiola
Innate PVC-free resilient flooring
Path, a carbon-negative task chair designed in collaboration with Todd Bracher Studio
Beaumont Range carpet tile
Zody II and Zody LX task chairs
Deeper research on biophilia—a theory of humans’ innate connection to aspects of nature—is apparent in the more meaningful ways the concept is being expressed in new products aimed at capturing and encouraging that natural link.
Turf Hues developed in collaboration with Ames Design Collective’s Carolyn Ames Noble
Beguiled by the Wild upholstery and wallcoverings by Charley Harper
The Fabric of Space collection
Fractal Fluency modular carpet collection developed with 13&9 Design and Dr. Richard Taylor
The Inspired Nature collection of carpet and resilient flooring
EFFICIENCIES OF SCALE
The pandemic heightened everyone’s appreciation for supply-chain efficiency and for category-blurring furnishings. The most innovative manufacturers codified these changes to make versatility a new normal.
The Avalon chaise by Union Design
Glyph Collection designed in collaboration with House Industries
The Forsi chair, designed in collaboration with EOOS
Dau collection of sofas, tables, benches, poufs, and lounge chairs
JANUS et Cie
Kyoto Alu outdoor armchair
Reseat ID, a furniture-resale platform
Zeph Chair, designed by Studio 7.5
Gemma Collection by Altherr Désile Park
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