25 Product Highlights from NeoCon 2017

We’ve compiled a list of 25 products we enjoyed seeing and experiencing in person at NeoCon. Some of them fit into the trends we discussed in our preview and others are products that generally caught our eye while perusing the mart.

BuzziPleat by BuzziSpace

“BuzziPleat, a series of architectural solutions by 13&9, delivers sound control with an architectural edge. BuzziPleat reinterprets ancient techniques used in fashion design, like smocking and pleating, to create large-scale, yet lightweight sculptural forms, made of sound-absorbing BuzziFelt.”

Jabbrrbox One / Chromebooth by Jabbrrbox

“Many of today’s workplaces are open-plan environments, which aid in collaboration, promote teamwork and keep the communication channels open. The downside has been a lack of privacy and an increase in distractions and noise. Jabbrrbox allows for the best of both worlds, as it offers employees a distraction free and well-designed place for productivity and concentration within an open space. In short, it brings technology and private space to ANY place.”

Florence Knoll Textiles Archive at Knoll

“To honor our founder Florence Knoll’s 100th birthday and our brand’s 70th anniversary, we created a visual history of the first 20 years of KnollTextiles.”

Casper Cloaking Technology by Designtex

“Casper Cloaking Technology by Designtex is an architectural film for glass walls that obscures digital screens to outside view. It acts as a smart shield to ensure data privacy while providing the peace of mind to collaborate freely in any working environment.”

Combo Cross by ICF

“Combo Cross is an acoustic version of Pia Wallén’s famous Crux Blanket from the early 1990s. But unlike her blanket design, the function of Combo Cross is to protect from noise and not from cold. The vertical screens are made of compressed felt in six standard colors with sound absorbing core material and are available with different degrees of transparency.”

Tapa by sixinch

“This unique product perfectly combines looks and functionality. Tapa is a modular solution whose basic element is an “island” consisting of mobile poufs that turn on a pivot. Tapa ensures different arrangement possibilities in one space using the same modules. To fully enjoy the possibilities offered by the system, use your imagination and move the poufs!”

Alt Piazza by Okamura

“Today’s office is more than a place of work. The office must meet the diverse needs of its employees, so they can do their best work. Alternative zones let everyone choose where and how they want to work. Switching between their private desks and high-energy shared spaces. The Alt Piazza collection creates cafe-style work environments. So you can get a break from your office, in your office.”

Pacific Chair by Vitra

“The individual, high-quality components have a consistent design language, lending the Pacific Chair expressive clarity and precision. Its appearance is strongly defined by the backrest, which extends so far down that no mechanical components are visible from behind, with the exception of the base. With its linear silhouette and understated design, the chair is an ideal addition to any contemporary interior.”

Prospect by Herman Miller

“Prospect is a portfolio of semicircular freestanding furniture designed to foster collaborative and individual creativity in today’s workplaces and learning environments. Offering just the right amount of privacy, Prospect is mission control for individuals and small- to medium-sized teams replete with whiteboards, tackable surfaces, and media display. It’s an ideal place for brainstorming, pinning, and visual thinking that allows people to easily transition between working together and alone.”

Umami by Steelcase

“Umami seating, tables and screens offer an endless variety of configurations, sizes and materials options. It’s flexible, modern design can be used to create spaces that are unique to organizations and the people who work there.”

Arcos by Arper

“A classical form, repeated. The Arcos collection is a restrained interpretation of Art Deco’s geometric glamor — without the ornamentation. Though lightweight and quiet, Arcos maintains a graphic presence due to its signature cast aluminum armrests that form twin curves evoking the elegant rhythm of archways in the corridors and walkways of classical architecture.”

Heya by OFS Brands

“In Japanese, Heya means “small room.” Designer Roger Webb created Heya to form smaller spaces within an environment. For individuals, Heya creates a place for people to escape, think, and breathe. For groups, Heya creates a place for people to closely collaborate and connect. Heya’s comfort and visual softness allow these small rooms to blend seamlessly into the office, while still providing the closeness and privacy people need to really focus.”

Infinity by Humanscale

“Designed for the modern, active workstation, Infinity is a new LED task light from Humanscale that responds to evolving tasks and needs. This Red Dot Product Design winner offers exceptional flexibility and high quality, energy efficient light. Its constant torque axis ‘forever hinge’ allows for seamless adjustment, so the user can easily re-position the light to accommodate varying needs and comfort levels throughout the day.”

Live OS by Herman Miller

“Respond to people’s changing needs, empower them to work better, and activate your workplace strategy with Live OS. Your organization and your people will reap the benefits of a more connected, personalized workplace with this system of cloud-connected furnishings, app, and dashboard.”

Palisades Grid by Spacestor

“Palisades offers the solution with a customisable modular zone divider. Available in wood or metal grid style this product allows simple and attractive division of space into zones and neighbourhoods using dividers, not walls.

A choice of accessories including plants, acoustic panels, lighting and storage create a highly attractive visual and acoustic barrier. This system delivers the needed level of privacy between different work areas whilst maintaining a connection with what’s going on.”

Hans by Davis Furniture

“Hans by Studio Taschide is the perfect “anywhere and everywhere” piece. Its deliberately sleek yet classy design makes it suitable for any space: as a small occasional table, a seat, or a place to drop off odds and ends. Constructed of solid wood, this small addition tells its own unique story however you choose to apply it.”

Hatch by naughtone

“The Hatch range’s characteristic quilted seat provides a tactile structure to the fabric and a satisfying repeat pattern. Hatch is designed to be effortless to plan into configurations with straightforward options in 1, 2 and 3 seat units.”

IRYS pod by Steelcase

“Supporting the range of people’s needs in today’s open environments is challenging. To meet the unique spatial needs we are seeing in today’s workplace, Steelcase has added a freestanding enclosed solution, the IRYS pod.”

Vicinity Lounge by Allsteel

“As part of the Gather collection, Vicinity Lounge is a multi-purpose chair that works well in the reception or collaborative spaces. It features a fully upholstered, upholstered with contrasting welt, or plywood back option.”

Narrate by Kimball Office

“With a crisp, clean aesthetic, Narrate offers a streamlined framework that allows you to tell your brand story throughout the workplace landscape. Narrate allows every designer to maximize flexibility, while bringing together a wide range of complementary components and products – and, never compromising design.”

Corner Office by Pablo

“Corner Office is a systemic and flexible task light, power provision and personal privacy system for a variety of workplaces. The system has three elements: a glare-free, fully dimmable LED task light that incorporates power ports; a set of optional acoustic deterrent fabric panels; and an optional pocket to store a phone or tablet. Individually adjustable and easily reconfigurable, Corner Office is lightweight and requires no special tools to assemble or install.”

Calder by Koleksiyon

“Calder, named after the famous artist Alexander Calder renowned for his abstract mobile sculptures, consists of four different pouf units and one aluminum tray. Calder, which allows pouf units to be connected to one another in various ways, enables its user to create a sheer number of different combinations.”

Weda by Davis Furniture

“This elegant solid wood bench collection is sophistication mixed with just the right amount of whimsical. It is distinctly linear with gentle angles which slope together with old world craftsmanship at every joint. The upholstery is precise and geometric with a soft cushioned seat and backrest that entices from first glance. Weda’s design is minimal but comfortable, with an entirely unique look for the modern office, lobbies, hotels, and university settings. Each solid wood piece is as crafted by wood artisans to leave a lasting impression of timeless quality.”

Cern by Nienkämper

“Cern embodies the warm-modern sensibility of today’s working environment. Most notable about the Cern collection is its wide range of mixed materials and finish options that contrast and complement each other, which when layered creates unique and versatile workspaces and keeps things visually interesting; laid-back and casual for some areas, streamlined sophistication in others. ”

Expansion Cityline by Teknion

“Inspired by the definitive patterns of the urban landscape, Expansion Cityline is based on the concept of planning for a workplace as diverse and dynamic as a modern city. Like the public and private places where resident dwellers work and play, Expansion Cityline offers a highly active setting that allows people to move, to gather and to disperse when privacy and focus is desired.”