NeoCon, From A to Z

Dozens of photos of products and parties from this year’s NeoCon World’s Trade Fair, in Chicago

It’s the motherlode! In the 72 hours since this year’s NeoCon World’s Trade Fair wrapped up at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, our roving photographers have been busy putting together a slew of nearly 150 photos (!) from the show floor and area showrooms. Without further ado, then, we present a tour of some of the best in workplace furniture, lighting, textiles, and technology (and cocktail parties) from the exhibitors at the 2009 NeoCon.

All photos: Jocelin Carranza and Lahaina Mondonedo

3Form’s LightArt, winner of a Best of NeoCon Gold award.

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Allsteel’s Acuity chair

Allsteel’s Strike desking system collection, winner of a Silver award

Allsteel’s Stride collection

Allsteel’s Stride collection

Arc-Com’s Yoyo and Tempo upholsteries

Healthcare textiles from Arc-Com

Architex’s Summer of Love collection

The Rising Sun curtain, from Architex

Metalwork Wings, from Armstrong

Armstrong’s Sue Rhoade with the DC Flex Zone

Serpentina Waves at Armstrong

Kavi Larson and Anish Mehta at the Bisazza showroom opening

Rosella Bisazza and Gita at the Bisazza showroom opening

At the Bisazza showroom opening

At the Bisazza showroom opening

At the Bisazza showroom opening

At the Bisazza showroom opening

BOYD’s Jay Sweet showing the Phantom light fixture

Designed by Fisher Weisman for BOYD: Pop!

Carnegie’s Brightside collection, a Best of NeoCon Silver winner

Carnegie’s Heather Bush and Mary Holt with the Brightside collection

CCN’s Aero, winner of a Best of NeoCon Gold award

CCN’s Aero

From Ceres: Wels sheet and limestone

Barbara Napolitano, of Ceres, with Wels sheet colors

Chemetal Rusted Steel

Chemetal’s Noodle Bar

Denizen, from Coalesse

Coalesse’s Heaven collection, a Best of NeoCon Silver winner

Coalesse’s Topo, Denizen, Bindu, and Bob chair

Connectrac’s A-series

From Dauphin Human Design: the Alterno chair with side table

Also at Dauphin: the Lordo chair

Cocktail party at Dauphin

At Dauphin: Stuart Rogers-Brown with Metropolis’s editor in chief, Susan S. Szenasy

A mix of materials from Designtex

Designtex’s Prosperity, from the Common Threads collection

Design Within Reach’s Eclipse table

Design Within Reach’s Dow O’Neal with the Stua Collection

At details: Metropolis’s Tamara Stout with the Airtouch table, standing pad, and balancing block

The Eye Site, from details

An LED desk lamps from details

The Lamina collection, from Dietiker

Dietiker’s Ono collection

The Ono collection and Kanta table, from Dietiker

At emu: Nilo, a hospitality collection in wicker

Another view of emu’s Nilo collection

Also at emu: the Round chairs by Chrisophe Pillet

Round chairs from emu

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Marmoleum Global 3 collection

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Marmoleum Global 3 collection

Gerfloor Commercial Flooring’s Saga collection

From Global: Bridges desking

Bridges desking, from Global

Dufferin desking, from Global

Kargo filing, from Global

At Gordon International: the Stereo collection

The Stereo collection, from Gordon International

Groupe Lacasse’s Morpheo

The Silea desking system, from Gunlocke

Gunlocke’s Vili chair

Gunlocke’s Vili chairs

Blake Tovin’s collection for Harden Contract

Another view of Blake Tovin’s collection for Harden Contract

The Connectives collection, from Harden Contract

Harden Contract’s Ora executive chair

From Humanscale: the Element light

The Diffrient Work Light, from Humanscale

Element lights at Humanscale

Humanscale’s healthcare furniture received a Silver award

Also at Humanscale: the World chair

Indiana Furniture’s Delphi guest-seating collection

Indiana Furniture’s Cicero lounge seating

Indiana Furniture’s Elevate collection

Leather samples at Innovations

Innovations’ Mica

Monte Carlo, from Innovations

Innovations’ Oceana collection

From InterfaceFLOR: Above Board

Cap & Blazer, from InterfaceFLOR

InterfaceFLOR’s Surreal collection, with Oz, Nouveau, and Cap & Blazer

The Collective office, from Jofco

Jofco’s Linair, with convex edge

Johnsonite’s Space flooring

Johnsonite’s Space flooring

Cocktails at Kimball Office

Kimball Office’s Fit chair

The Fit chair

Kimball Office’s Kia Schuler with the Mitos Chair

The Kimball Office cocktail party

The Fluent office system, from Kimball Office

Kimball Office’s Mitos chair

Paula Schmidt with Metropolis’s Tamara Stout, sitting in the Hero Just for You Chair, from Kimball Office

Tamara Stout in Kimball Office’s Fit chair

Tamara Stout in Kimball Office’s Hero Just for You chair

The Kimball Office Fluent workstation with the Silver Chair

Kimball Office’s Xantos chair

At Knoll: the Generation chair

An LED lamp from Koncept

Koncept’s LED lamps

The Mod chair, from Leland

Leland’s Otto collection

Leland’s Otto collection

At Lumicor: the Dimension collection

At Maharam: A Band Apart, by Sarah Morris

Karel Martens’s Dutch Clouds, from Maharam

Painted Stripes, Cotton Velvet, and Dingbats, from Maharam

Douglas Gordon’s Two Minutes Playing Dead, from Maharam

At Mannington Commercial: Danielle Tipton, a design competition finalist for her One Sided pattern

Mannington Commercial’s Elemental Spectrum

From Mannington Commercial: Hola, Silence, & Tick Tock

Natalie Banaszak, the designer of Mannington Commercial’s Spectrium collection

MayerFabrics’ Wabisabi Organics

MayerFabrics Environmental Impact collection

At MechoShade Systems: a shade with the IQ motor

MechoShade’s healthcare textiles and window treatments won Silver

At Mockett: Doug Mockett with coat hooks

Mockett’s power and communications system

From Nightingale: the CXO chair

Nightingale’s Lake Shore series

Novawall’s Pamela Marchesano with Maharam and Luna textiles

Maharam and Luna textiles at Novawall

Nurture by Steelcase’s waiting environment

Cura, from Nurture by Steelcase

The Sync, from Nuture by Steelcase

At OFS: the Elle won a Gold award from sofas and lounges

The Sebre table system, from OFS

OFS’s Slim lounge, from First Office

OFS’s Waltz lounge

Sandler Seating’s outdoor collection

Roy Sandler with the outdoor collection

Sitmatic Seating

Sitmatic Seating

The Walk Station, from Steelcase

Steelcase’s cocktail party and presentation

Elective Elements, from Steelcase

Another view of Elective Elements

Steelcase’s Scott Harrison

At Sugatsune: the Lin-X hinge

Sugatsune’s Multiple Motion sliding-door system

Tambient’s Glowline

Another view of the Glowline, from Tambient

In the Teknion booth

Curved Optos, from Teknion

Teknion’s Powermat won Best of Competition

At Williams-Sonoma: David Sha and Julie Rask with the fall 2009 collection

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