Welcome to the 48th edition of NeoCon, the commercial interior industry’s most important annual event! What better way to kick off the show than to bring you three new products that are already turning heads on the show floor. We'll be bringing you new and game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent throughout the show, Monday through Wednesday. Enjoy this year’s NeoCon and save the date for next year: June 12–14, 2017!
1. Workshelf by Three H Furniture
In search of function-forward desking? Look no further than Workshelf, the latest from Three H Furniture (space 345). Combining streamlined benching with the best attributes of a panel system, the components work equally well in private offices and shared spaces. Connectivity features include industrial designer Jean Bourassa’s proprietary Powershelf steel support structure, which routes power and data directly to users. Smoked plexiglass dividers ensure a pinch of privacy, while closed cabinetry and cantilevered shelving provide plentiful storage. But it is Mark Muller’s leg design that really turns heads: Crafted of stained solid wood or powder-coated aluminum, they give the organically shaped desktop more, er, leg to stand on.
2. Ode by Herman Miller
New from Herman Miller (space 321), the simple spun-steel Ode lamp offers an unobtrusive design, emanating a mesmerizing pool of diffused light from soft, anti-glare LEDs. The design’s real beauty, though, is its function. The freestanding and surface-integrated versions operate via touch technology: A quick grasp offers easy on/off control. And the table lamp model is dimmable, perfect for conjuring a relaxing, moody glow at the end of the workday.
3. Plaid by Chilewich
A pattern with old-school creed. Plaid gets a contemporary update courtesy of Chilewich (space 7-6030). The 36-inch design is available as both wall-to-wall flooring and wall textiles in 6-foot rolls, 18-inch tiles, and 6-by-36-inch planks. Matching the seams is not necessary, as misalignment becomes part of the unique installation design. Woven from TerraStrand, a proprietary material made from vegetable compounds, Plaid interweaves 14 hues in solid and bi-color yarns. The design is available in three colorways: tan, multi, and gray.