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NeoConversations Episode 2: Designing a Healthy, Sustainable HQ

In this episode of NeoConversations, we’ll find out what happens when a commercial design brand takes on the design of new headquarters. What are the challenges and opportunities involved in bringing teams from disparate offices together into a unified headquarters? And, what is involved in the design and construction of that project so that it emcompasses the brand’s DNA, supports company culture and sends a strong message to the world about the company’s mission? Plus, how do you do all...

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NeoCon Day 3 Recap

Carol Ross Barney gave a fascinating keynote presentation on designing spaces that increase the quality of life for city dwellers. IIDA and ASID hosted student programs for students and recent graduates to give students and recent graduates the tools to prepare for a successful design career. The sun finally came out and attendees and exhibitors alike enjoyed a beautiful Chicago summer day on The Mart South Drive and Riverwalk.  Thank you to all that participated in NeoCon 50, and for...

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NeoCon Day 2 Recap

Nicholas Thompson, Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine kicked off day two of NeoCon with a presentation on the Wired Future. We celebrated the 50th edition of NeoCon at The Future is PARTY presented by Mohawk Group, sponsored by Vitra, Buzzispace, and Mayer Fabrics. 

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Best of NeoCon 2018 Winners

Eighty-one awards were distributed in the Best of NeoCon 2018 competition of contract furnishing products during NeoCon at theMART. Eight Innovation Awards, five Editors’ Choice Awards, and a Best of Competition Award were included among the honors. A total of 374 products were entered in 41 product and furnishing categories in the competition, presented by Contract magazine, and sponsored by NeoCon and The McMorrow Reports Facility Management & Design Insights. The Lounge Furniture...

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NeoCon Day 1 Recap

What a day! Art Gensler and Cheryl Durst kicked off the amazing programming at NeoCon 50, followed by a panel of inspiring women in the commercial design industry hosted by Cindy Allen. New showroom designs were unveiled and many amazing products were launched. We can't wait to see more tomorrow!  Be sure to tag us in your photos on Facebook (@neoconshows), Instagram (@neocon_shows) and Twitter (@neocon_shows) and use the hashtag #NeoCon50

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Listen to our New Podcast! NeoConversations Episode 1: NeoCon Turns 50

We are thrilled to introduce NeoConversations--our new podcast series focusing on all things commercial design.   The goal here is to have meaningful conversations about the exciting changes and issues that affect not just our role in the marketplace, but our larger role in the world around us. Throughout the year, host Amy Devers will talk to interesting thinkers, players, movers & shakers in the industry. From wellness in the workplace and collaboration to innovative space design and...

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Happy 50th!

We're just 1 week away from NeoCon 50! We owe our success to the amazing community that has supported us since 1969. We can't wait to celebrate with you all next week! 

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Get Ready for NeoCon50!

We’re just two weeks away from #NeoCon50! If you’ve been to NeoCon before you know it’s HUGE! There are seemingly endless exhibitors, products, installations and people to see, so plan your trip in advance using the NeoCon app, and you will be prepared to take on the show!  Download the NeoCon App

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Extraordinary Women in Design: Meet the Panelists

Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen will lead a panel discussion with three women who lead some of the most prodigious firms in our industry.  Read on to learn more about the panelists before they take the stage at NeoCon, Monday, June 11, at 2pm.  For those not registered for the presentation, it will be live streamed on The Mart's Grand Stair and open to all. Robin Klehr Avia, Managing Principal, Gensler Her own thinking centers on problem-solving, bringing people together for...

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A Woven NeoCon Legacy

Edward Fields NeoCon Rugs In the early 70s through the early 90s, NeoCon partnered with legendary rug designer Edward Fields to create area rugs based on that year’s NeoCon poster.  To create the rugs, an artist hand painted the design, and color matched the fibers to the artwork. The meticulously woven rugs were displayed each year in The Mart’s South Lobby.  This year, we are excited to display fourteen of these rugs, ranging from 1974 through 1992, at NeoCon. Visit the...

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