As the design world rethinks what workplaces will look and feel like in our post-pandemic future, we've highlighted eight products featured during this year's virtual NeoCon that will make an excellent addition to any office.
1. Patricia Urquiola for Haworth
Standout: The Interior Design Hall of Famer joined forces with the company product design manager to proffer a scalable room within a room that can be kitted out with partitions, power routing, and more.
2. Brad Ascalon for Skandiform
Product: Soft Top.
Standout: Upholstered steel stools and benches, the latter with an optional oak or ash surface between the twin seats, expand Brad Ascalon Studio’s 2018 Soft Top chairs.
3. Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub for Davis Furniture
Standout: A meeting-room table by the Jehs+Laub duo pairs slim solid-steel legs with a 1-inch-thick solid oak or walnut top, cutting a sharp silhouette in a range of shapes and sizes.
4. Suzanne Tick of Luum Textiles
Product: Second Nature.
Standout: With Luum’s existing wool-nylon Construct as its ground, the company creative director’s textile layers botanical motifs and rigid lines in nylon-polyester thread and withstands 100,000 Martindale cycles.
5. Kelly Harris Smith for HBF Textiles
Standout: The FilzFelt co-founder upcycles polyester from water bottles into a five-piece bleach-cleanable textile collection inspired by such city staples as utility covers and traffic signs.
6. Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for Andreu World
Product: Aire Outdoor.
Standout: The aluminum and Batyline PVC-coated polyester mesh of Piergiorgio Cazzaniga Design’s armchair come in new colors—Dark Blue, Dark Green, Oxide Red—in addition to existing White and Earth Brown.
7. Ben Hopkins for Pair
Standout: Each of the 48-by-60-inch acoustic privacy panels by Studio Hopkins can be reconfigured from a vertical to a horizontal orientation by rotating it within its powder-coated recycled-steel tension stand.
8. John Patkau for Nienkämper
Product: Patkau Bench.
Standout: Atop hairpin stainless-steel legs, a bench from the Patkau Architects founder and team features ergonomic angled seat sections in solid oak, maple, or walnut, separated by a slim gap.