NeoCon has once again come and gone and this year’s show marked the 50th year of bringing the latest and greatest in the commercial design world to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The show presented a host of innovative textiles and workspace offerings that can and will change the landscape of offices and other commercial settings for years to come. Brands are spending more time focusing on noise reduction, privacy, and comfort, with aesthetics and ergonomics playing a key role. Check out below to see some of our favorite finds at this year’s NeoCon.
Ghislaine Viñas launched her first-ever textile collection – the Curious Crowd collection with HBF Textiles where she was inspired by sea slugs and jellyfish. The colors, patterns, and shapes are reflected in the collection of six designs, which include Ms. Quilty, Captain Bubble, Sir Stripe-A-Lot, Sister Solid, Madam Dottie, and Mr. Dimple.
Shaw Contract partnered with Form Us With Love on Inside Shapes, a collection of carpet tiles that go in a whole new direction. The collection comprises four tile shapes that come in 12 colors, which means the possibilities are endless. If coming up with your own pattern is too much, you can always go with one of the 17 premixed options available.
Another release from Shaw Contract is their PET Resilient product line of sustainable flooring that’s made from 40% post-consumer PET plastic, which means there are 16 recycled plastic bottles per square foot. Palette is the first collection and it features digitally printed surfaces, including the terrazzo-inspired one above.
The Designtex 5×5 collection was made in partnership with Crypton and it featured five contemporary artists who were asked to design a pattern to be digitally printed on Crypton fabric. Each of the five patterns comes in five colorways.
Arc-Com presented a lot of new textiles with geometric patterns in striking color palettes and we couldn’t choose just one favorite.
In addition to new commitments to sustainable practices, Interface launched a collection called Visual Code, which includes this high-pile tufted design called “Overedge” that gives the look of a homey throw rug but with easier installation, and the durability and safety of a carpet tile.