Best of NeoCon

NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, taking place at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago since 1969.  The three-day event attracts nearly 50,000 design professionals and showcases more than 700 leading companies in over 1 million square feet of exhibition space.

A few themes captured throughout the event include:

Deconstruction & Creation

Teknion launched Luum, inspired by designer Suzanne Tick as a new Textiles brand. Luum’s inaugural collection features nine fabrics primarily for the corporate market. It offers a range of shades for each color allowing fabric layering creating visual dimensions in today’s sprawling, open-plan offices.

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Vitra Hack

Designed by Konstantin Grcic, Hack is a table system that anticipates the requirements of companies and employees – a provocative solution which can be understood as a ‘hack’ of the office environment. With its raw wooden panels, Hack presents an unfinished aesthetic at first glance, like a snapshot of an experimental project under development.

Neocon 2016-04

Colors & Shapes

Patricia Urquiola led color palette; think pastels with a little more saturation and vibrancy. Blends of plaids, stripes and sometimes floral.

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Tubular Steel, Dowels and rounded wood elements along with softer shapes, round edges and quilted textiles encompassed the space.

Neocon 2016-07

BuzziSpace multi story work lounge

Inspired by nature, BuzziJungle offers a solution to the conventional meeting space. The launch of the BuzziJungle will introduce the design world to young Belgian talent Jonas Van Put.

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Teknion won 6 awards including Best in Show with Zones

Neocon 2016-14

Andreu World won 7 awards including Best Conference and Guest Seating

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Great designers continue to mash up current trends like height adjustability, technology integration and recycled content materials with some of the most exciting nostalgic design trends reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s.  This montage can be challenging for some but emotional for all. Our interiors team at Innovative is here to inspire, invent and install the workplace of your future! Check out to learn more!