Congratulations to the 2023 Best of NeoCon Award Winners

06.19.23 | By
Congratulations to the 2023 Best of NeoCon Award Winners

One of the highlights of each year’s NeoCon show is the Best of NeoCon Awards. Now in its 33rd year, the 2023 program continues to recognize products from industry leaders – as well as smaller brands – that demonstrate innovation and design-forward thinking. A jury of architects, designers, specifiers, enterprise clients, facility managers, and top business media have given out 114 awards in more than 50 categories for Gold, Silver, Sustainability, Innovation, Business Impact, and Best of Competition. This year, the Flote Lounge Collection from Hightower was awarded the coveted of Best of Competition award. Keep reading for a few of our favorite Best of NeoCon winners and see the entire list here.

Seen above, Hightower’s Flote Lounge Collection was inspired by the support, comfort, and relaxation of a pool float. With an inviting, curve-hugging seat and modern-yet-timeless aesthetic, Flote brings a sense of buoyancy and comfort to the user.

modern black standing bench with attached table

Lumber by Mizetto \\\ Innovation Award in FURNITURE > Seating: Benches

Lumber by Mizetto

With no obvious back or front, Lumber can be placed in most spaces – you can even hang it on a wall to take up minimal space. A small side table is the perfect size for a laptop or coffee meeting.

styled privacy cubes linked together

OMNIRoom by Mute \\\ Gold Award in INTERIOR PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS > Demountable Walls

OMNIRoom by Mute

OmniRoom is a modular room-in-room system for creating plug and play flexible workspaces – create tailor-made or choose from preconfigured options. Rooms can be placed separately or combined into multifunctional hubs that act as central points of the office.

two red and yellow outdoor lounge chairs on white background

Net Lounge by Nardi S.p.A \\\ Gold Award in OUTDOOR > Furniture: Seating

Net Lounge by Nardi S.p.A

The Net Lounge outdoor armchair is made entirely from recyclable polypropylene fiberglass. It’s deep seat and enveloping shape create a wave-like profile that sums up its strong design character with one movement.

brown-skinned man reclines in an office chair surrounded by patterned rugs

Mike Ford + Shaw Contract by Shaw Contract \\\ Gold Award + INNOVATION Award in FLOORING > Carpet: Area Rugs

Mike Ford + Shaw Contract by Shaw Contract

Shaw Contract partnered with Hip Hop Architect Mike Ford to create a rug collection celebrating Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary. The collaboration highlights Hip Hop’s textures, patterns, and rhythms, showcasing its energy, optimism, and rich history.

yellow and coral modern bulbous seating

Beam by Nienkamper \\\ Sustainability Award in FURNITURE > Lounge Furniture Collections

Beam by Nienkamper

Beam is an innovative seating collection that’s compact and curvaceous, with a playful silhouette. As the name suggests, Beam’s fully upholstered seating elements rest on an exposed wood beam through the center, adding warmth through materials and finishes.

modern indoor space displaying modern office furniture

CoLab by Senator \\\ Silver Award in FURNITURE > Collections for Collaboration, Gold Award in FURNITURE > Education Solutions

CoLab by Senator

How do you foster connectivity and community when the new normal is geared towards being off-site? CoLab offers workspaces and institutions a versatile modular furniture system that empowers shared learning and collaboration while inspiring socializing and collaborative work.

curvaceous raised red outdoor sofa

Elevate by SIXINCH USA \\\ INNOVATION Award in FURNITURE > Seating: Modular

Elevate by SIXINCH USA

Elevate doesn’t make you choose between a dining set and an outdoor lounge grouping. Most dining furniture isn’t comfortable enough for extended work, and lounge furniture is typically too low to support a working posture or digital or analog tools and materials. But with elevate, you can have it all.

styled modular office space with office chair

Cayman by Enwork \\\ Gold Award in FURNITURE > Furniture Systems

Cayman by Enwork

Cayman is a private office solution that’s also a great fit for video conference and collaborative spaces. Modern aesthetics, height-adjustable surfaces, and integrated technology are just a few ways Cayman brings innovation to the private office with its custom capabilities.

styled interior space with two long benches with cushions in front of a background of a sofa and table with chairs

Rowen by OFS \\\ Gold Award in FURNITURE > Seating: Benches

Rowan by OFS

The Rowen bench seamlessly blends elegance and warmth. Inspired by architecture and landscapes, it evokes a sense of beauty and tranquility while inviting people to sit awhile with its harmonious balance.

Congratulations to all winners of the 2023 Best of NeoCon Awards! See all of the winning designs at

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.