With twenty years of NeoCon trade fairs behind me, it is fair to say I take comfort in the familiar: product training, cocktail parties, seeing friends from near and far, and sharing the experience with clients new and old. And yet, it seems, I see and experience NeoCon differently every time. It's always exciting for me to see what is new from all my manufacturers and, of course, the awards and accolades are nice too! Each of my manufacturers had their fair share. But this year I was able to connect the dots of innovation, inspiration and common design themes that I haven't always been aware of before.
For instance, Integra and Watson introduced the Pax Collection and Cloud9 desk, respectively, each with slim pencil leg details and shown in a conservative, yet international material and color palette. Both Skyline Design and Watson talked about changing landscapes. The layering of color and light play together with intersecting lines on glass as shown in the Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Collection, while Cloud9 rail system showed us how it bends space to people with unlimited ways to change the landscape of workspaces. Yellow had a strong presence all over the Merchandise Mart and Andreu World and Integra incorporated the color throughout their showrooms, shown below on the Gala chair and Pax Pouf, creating Instagram worthy vignettes for all to snap and share.
It's quite remarkable to see the connections between manufacturers and feel proud to represent each with their unique attributes, yet all speaking a universal design language. Learn more about the NeoCon 2019 introductions by contacting me for a showroom tour or product update appointment.