NBS Blog: design

November 14, 2018

NBS Invites Lawrence Tech Students to Volunteer at [re]ocon event

NBS believes in supporting and educating students in our industry to help set them up for future success. Throughout the year we host student tours, workshops and even a hosted a design competition this past February. Our goal is to expose them to career possibilities, connect them with vendors in our industry and educate them […]

June 25, 2018

Interior Design Trends At NeoCon

Shared by Senior Interior Designer, Jillian Kennedy   Design trends included very little workstations with “ancillary” being the new “primary.” It’s all about the collaborative spaces, lounge furniture, cross over spaces, and phone booths or quiet rooms. Color trends were sort of mixed this year. A lot of showrooms did neutrals like black and white, while […]

June 18, 2018

NeoCon 2018: Steelcase Receives ‘Best of Competition’

NeoCon 2018 was a great success for Steelcase and their family of brands. For the first time, Steelcase, Coalesse, Turnstone and their extensive new network of partners were together in the newly redesigned Steelcase showroom in Chicago. Their show stealing experience earned them top honors as Best in Competition and Best Large Showroom category winners in the […]

January 23, 2018

Designing for People, Technology, and Place

The workplace is changing. We can no longer create the same spaces and expect different results. Multi-generations are working together, technology is evolving, and organizations are looking to get the most out of their real estate. Today’s workplace needs an ecosystem of spaces designed to adapt and evolve over time, optimizing real estate while fostering […]

Steelcase Neocon 2017

June 19, 2017

NeoCon 2017: Steelcase Receives Top Honors

NeoCon is always buzzing with energy and excitement. This year was no different. Steelcase drew from their insights and new partnership with Microsoft to showcase how bringing place, people and technology together can fuel creativity. The creativity showed, Steelcase was awarded Best Large Showroom by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Contract Magazine. The vibrant showroom […]

NBS NeoCon Review Retro Residential and Collaboration Space

June 16, 2016

NeoCon 2016: Retro Residential + Collaboration Space

NeoCon 2016 was filled with color and comfort this year!  Stepping into the Chicago Merchandise Mart, there was an air of fun, informal and retro flair to the showroom exhibits.  Warm wood tones, copper, and succulents galore created a throwback experience.   Collaboration and connectivity are still widespread themes.  Lounge seating with integrated power, in conference spaces, […]

May 11, 2016

Tips for a Successful Collaborative Space

Shared by Senior Designer, Jennifer Newton Businesses today want to be more innovative and collaborative, but what does that mean and how is it achieved?  Integrating technology into a collaborative workspace has become far more complex than just plugging into a projector. Understanding a company’s culture, environment and security needs, are necessary when designing an […]

March 29, 2016

Design Environments that Boost Healing + Comfort

A well-designed and well-hosted environment including amenities, artwork, natural light and views of nature can elevate mood and improve wellbeing and emotional health. Research even shows that hospitals and healthcare spaces that cater to the emotional and physical comfort of patients and families boost satisfaction and increase traffic at these institutions. Design strategist Yuhgo Yamaguchi […]