AOS Interior Environments | NeoCon: 50 Years of Tomorrow's Design
This week our team is off to Chicago for our annual visit to NeoCon, a launch pad of innovation and ideas that shape the built environment. This year marks NeoCon’s 50th anniversary. Held every June since 1969, NeoCon has served as a vibrant hub, bringing together the commercial design world’s manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, end-users, design organizations and media for three action-packed days of the latest and most innovative solutions, education seminars and networking.
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NeoCon: 50 Years of Tomorrow’s Design

NeoCon: 50 Years of Tomorrow’s Design

This week our team is off to Chicago for our annual visit to NeoCon, a launch pad of innovation and ideas that shape the built environment.

This year marks NeoCon’s 50th anniversary. Held every June since 1969, NeoCon has served as a vibrant hub, bringing together the commercial design world’s manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, end-users, design organizations and media for three action-packed days of the latest and most innovative solutions, education seminars and networking.

Watch the video below to learn more about NeoCon’s impact on the commercial design industry:

With nearly one million square feet of exhibition space, NeoCon gathers over 50,000 design professionals on a global platform to explore the latest solutions for Furniture, Fabrics, Flooring, Interior Building Products, Interior Finishes and Technology. From emerging talent to leading companies, we’ll explore new products for the Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Workplace, Education, Public Space and Government markets.

To continue the conversation about design, NeoCon recently launched its new podcast series NeoConversations. It’s first episode chronicles the history of NeoCon and how it’s evolving. Listen here to learn what to expect for the 50th celebration.

Knoll is also marking a momentous occasion—it’s 80th anniversary. Along with its modern designs and creative partnerships, Knoll’s enduring legacy is the concept of “total design,” exploring the relationship between architecture, furniture and space. This year’s NeoCon showcase focuses on “Hospitality at Work,” which illustrates the power of hospitality in today’s workplace. Our team is most looking forward to Knoll’s introduction to the Scandinavian brand Muuto, the latest addition to its portfolio of brands. Rooted in Scandinavian design traditions and characterized by enduring aesthetics, functionality and craftsmanship, Muuto creates new design perspectives from its heritage through forward-looking materials, techniques and collaborations with contemporary designers. Of course, Knoll will be presenting new products, including the Marc Newson Aluminum Chair and a Light Task Chair by Glen Oliver Loew, and reintroducing classics, such as the Butterfly Chair and Risom Outdoor Collection.

The next few days will be a non-stop schedule of showrooms, events and celebrations. We’re excited to share what’s to come and provide solutions that better serve the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Jackson markets. Follow along with us during our entire trip as we feature new products and trends on Facebook and Instagram @thinkaos and through our hashtag #thinkaos.

 

PLACES TO GO + THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO

In the Windy City over the next few days? Check out these attractions to complete your whirlwind trip.

Where to Eat + Drink

 

Where to Shop

 

What to Do

 

NOT HEADED TO CHICAGO? CHECK OUT THESE LIVE TOURS + SEMINARS

You don’t need to be in Chicago to enjoy all the action. Check out these live tours and seminars and keep in the loop on our Facebook and Instagram!

DIRTT CONNEXT

Monday, June 11, 2018
  • 12 PM CDT – Tour DIRTT’s Chicago Green Learning Center (GLC)
  • Explore DIRTT’s Chicago Green Learning Center to learn more about its comprehensive solutions that are creating a new standard for the construction industry. Through its game-changing ICE and ICEreality software, DIRTT’s manufactured interior construction cuts down on construction costs and schedules and is built to your exact needs with certainty, providing a more sustainable solution that is completely customizable, flexible and adaptable.

How to join? Click here for DIRTT’s Facebook page at Noon.

 

KNOLL AT NEOCON

Monday, June 11, 2018
  • 12 PM CDT – Rockwell Unscripted®: Where You Complete the Story

Listen to Barry Richards, Principal and Studio Leader, Rockwell Group and Tracy Wymer, Vice President Workplace Strategy, Knoll discuss today’s workplace and how to solve for a new set of challenges. Both will speak to how the ideas behind Rockwell Unscripted – hospitality, theater, play, and flexibility – translate to today’s increasingly open-plan workspaces.

How to join? Click here for Knoll’s Live Events page at Noon for the seminar and replays.

  • 4 PM CDT – Meet Christian Grosen of Muuto

Discover the inspiration and process of Muuto Design Director, Christian Grosen. New to the Knoll portfolio, Muuto is a resimercial design-driven, creative Scandinavian brand representing global style for the workplace and home. Christian Grosen will touch on what Scandinavian design really means as well as how it integrates seamlessly with Knoll Modernist tradition.

How to join? Click here for Knoll’s Live Events page at 4 PM for the seminar and replays.

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • 9 AM CDT – Ideation and Process with Glen Oliver Loew

Explore the new light task chair for Knoll with Glen Oliver Loew. Designed to support improvisation and spontaneity across a variety of environments and workstyles, the Loew Chair adapts to the task at hand. Loew will speak about his creative process from start to finish and how one incorporates the demands of today’s evolving workplace into a physical object through design. Loew will present alongside Benjamin Pardo, Design Director, Knoll.

How to join? Click here for Knoll’s Live Events page at 9 AM for the seminar and replays.

  • 12 PM CDT – Rockwell Unscripted®: Where You Complete the Story

In case you were unable to join the first run of the seminar on Monday, listen to Barry Richards, Principal and Studio Leader, Rockwell Group and Tracy Wymer, Vice President Workplace Strategy, Knoll discuss today’s workplace and how to solve for a new set of challenges.

How to join? Click here for Knoll’s Live Events page at Noon for the seminar and replays.

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