The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

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The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

NeoCon 2016 : This year’s Neocon had a lot of standouts. There were big names with new design collaborations and some up-and-coming designers that really stood out. These are some of the best from this year's mart in Chicago.

The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

Brooklyn-based Uhuru made the leap to contract furniture with their very first collection dubbed Essentials Workplace. The brand’s dedication to craftsmanship and material sensibility is apparent in the new line that offers industrial-yet-modern pieces that can be incorporated into a variety of different office styles.

The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

Allsteel showed a lot of great options for the evolving workplace using fresh and bright textiles, including Parallel (shown above) which is designed with wide arm rests to allow for informal, relaxed meeting places.

The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

A manufacturer of innovative glass and resin architectural materials, Sensitile debuted Celeste, a fully customizable backlit canvas. Either LED panel lights, projection light, or daylight can be used to emphasize the the etched glass patterns that appear to be infinite.

The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

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Tarkett debuted a collection of luxury vinyl tile collections from a group of very impressive designers including Suzanne Tick, 2X4, D.B. Kim, K&Co, and Sagmeister & Walsh. The products ranged from subtle-yet-beautiful ombre wood-look tiles to all out in-your-face florals that faded into colorful pixels.

The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

In a match made in heaven, Scholten & Baijins has designed a serenely beautiful collection of graphic gradient patterns for Skyline Design. Its subtle patterns, which can be arranged in multiple ways to allow more light or more privacy, are paired with a curated color palette that look great as a whole.

The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

One brand that really stood out in terms of innovation was DIRTT, which stands for “doing it right this time.” Not only can they build practically anything designers and architects can dream up, they can do it in a very short amount of time. They have also pioneered new virtual reality technology that allows users to edit 3-D models in real time, as well as being able to physically walk inside these digital models.

The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

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The Conexus lounge chair by HBF, designed by Michael Vanderbly, maintains the craftsmanship and style of luxury residential furniture alongside ultra-durable materials that would suit practically any hotel lobby, upscale retail store, or office reception area. In addition, they also debuted a striking collection of textiles designed by European designer Christian Müller.

The Best of This Year's NeoCon 2016

Other impressive textiles include Carnegie’s Alunet, an open-neat weave that controls heat and glare with maximum transparency, and Reflectacoustic, an innovative design that controls sounds as well as delivering heat and glare reduction through yarn, weaving, and metalized backing technology.

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