NBS Blog: Neocon

June 25, 2019

The Coolest New Products at NeoCon 2019

This year at NeoCon, over 500 commercial design manufacturers from around the world came together to showcase their innovative new products. They compete to stand out and draw a buzz among visitors and exhibitors. After exploring the Merchandise Mart for three days, these are some of the coolest new products we saw.

June 24, 2019

Top Three Industry Trends at NeoCon 2019

NeoCon featured a wide array of different and innovative products to shape how we work in the office. With offices becoming more open and more collaborative, finding space to complete heads down work and avoid distractions has become an issue that needs to be addressed in today’s market.

June 20, 2019

Top Three Steelcase Trends At NeoCon 2019

Members of the NBS team had the opportunity to attend NeoCon this year, the annual commercial design conference in Chicago. As we explored the Steelcase showroom, here are some of the top trends we noticed.

June 25, 2018

Interior Design Trends At NeoCon

Design trends at NeoCon 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.

June 25, 2018

Education Trends At NeoCon

At NeoCon this year, the biggest buzz in education was around the announcement that Steelcase was acquiring Smith System, an education focused furniture company that many have never heard of. This fills a large gap in the Steelcase Education product offerings when it comes to the K-12 market.

June 25, 2018

Healthcare Trends At NeoCon

It’s an exciting time in healthcare design. This year at NeoCon, we saw healthcare products trending towards versatile, cleanable, and modern design benefits. Here are some of the top trends in healthcare we saw at NeoCon 2018!

June 20, 2018

Top Trend at NeoCon Makes You Feel Like a Super Hero

At NeoCon, we saw everyone showing their version of the “phone booth” in many sizes, configurations and leveling degrees of privacy both visually and acoustically. So why are these important in today’s office landscape?

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.

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.

June 30, 2016

NeoCon 2016: What’s Next — Inspiration for the Way We Work Today

All eyes were on Chicago this month for NeoCon, a creative hub for innovation and inspiration. So what’s the latest? Here’s a quick take on some trending ideas from our vendor partner Steelcase.

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.

June 24, 2015

News from NeoCon: How to Be More Focused and Productive

What if you had more control over privacy, access to power or managing disruptions in your workspace? At NeoCon 2015, Steelcase introduced some visionary new products that address these workplace issues. In the process, they won numerous awards at this annual commercial interiors showcase.