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Don Chadwick on 50 Years of NeoCon

/ Metropolis

This interview was conducted by Metropolis as part of the NeoCon 50 retrospective series as told to Avinash Rajagopal. At age 82, the veteran furniture designer still attends NeoCon—he was at The Mart last year to mark the launch of the new and improved Herman Miller Aeron chair, which he first designed in 1994. On the occasion of NeoCon’s 50th Edition, Chadwick spoke to Metropolis about his favorite product to be released at NeoCon, how product releases have changed over the years, and...

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How Many Years Have You Attended NeoCon?

This year NeoCon celebrates its 50th edition as the annual gathering place for the commercial design world. We are proud to host an event that has connected our industry for half a century, and certainly  know the continued growth and success isn’t possible without the participants that return year after year. We’d like to highlight the years spent together as a community, so when you register, be sure to include your first year at NeoCon. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran, or attending...

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Q&A with Nick Thompson

As the editor-in-chief of Wired, Nick Thompson is working at the forefront of digital innovation—championing tech’s role in making the world a better place. We’re thrilled to have him as a keynote at NeoCon 50 where he will discuss The Wired Future, highlighting the ways tech can enhance our lives. We caught up with Nick to see what he thinks about the future of design, what has influenced his career, and what he likes to do in Chicago.   What will have the biggest impact on the...

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The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

The NeoCon team had the pleasure of touring the new exhibition, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Driehaus Museum Exterior, Photograph by Alexander Vertikoff As we stepped into the breathtakingly preserved 19th Century home of the Nickerson and Fisher families, revived by philanthropist Richard Driehaus in the 2000s, we felt as though we had transported back to Chicago’s Gilded Age. The lavish interiors feature...

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Q&A with Maiarelli Studio

/ NeoCon

We sat down with creative agency, Maiarelli Studio, to reflect on the development process for this year's NeoCon creative.  Based in Dumbo, Brooklyn, Maiarelli Studio specializes in branding and communications for the design industry. The team's experience ranges from editorial and non-profit to fashion and beauty. Tell us a bit about Maiarelli Studio and the team that worked on the new NeoCon creative. We are truly passionate about all aspects of design and architecture, photography,...

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Welcome

/ NeoCon

As we enter our 50th year, we are thrilled to introduce our new NeoCon Blog series.  We will explore the stunning creativity of our commercial design community and share all that's in store for our June celebration.  Here is where you will find exclusive one-on-one conversations with NeoCon notables including keynote presenters, top designers and exhibiting manufacturers.  We'll also share some interesting and entertaining history with you about the people, products and parties that made...

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