Here are some of the best new products from NeoCon East. These are commercial designs that give us insight into what may be coming down the pike in all areas of design. Read on…
The 12th annual NeoCon East, held from October 29-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center, featured the best new products for commercial interiors. Exhibiting companies showcased what’s next, addressing current cultural and aesthetic shifts across vertical sectors including: Workplace, Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Retail and Government.
Borgo Seating’s Flex Chair was conceived with a meaningful lifespan in mind. Composed of 100% recyclable, engineered polymer that responds to the movements of the user, it is so durable it can withstand a static load of 220 lbs of pressure, while remaining unaltered. Its indestructibility means it will last for generations. http://www.borgo.com
The line between commercial and residential continues to blur. Bentley’s “Light Play” Collection, designed by Robert AM Stern, is inspired by light striking architectural elements and offers a warm, high design, residential element to any contract application.
Wolf Gordon’s “Burnished Metallic” blends a lustrous eggshell undercoat with a luminous metallic topcoat to create an engaging and durable finish perfect for interiors in which added character on the walls is desired. Designers can select any custom color for the base coat and choose from thousands of existing Solid Metal colors and other metallics for the brushed on, metallic finish. The combination of flat and metallic paints yields an endless array of choices and design possibilities. “Burnished Metallic” can work in traditional design schemes, when colored in classic combinations, or in extremely modern contexts, if colored in dramatic, high contrast shades. In all cases, the result is a shimmering, energetic visual texture that adds an extra dimension to wall planes. http://www.wolfgordon.com
The Focal Point line by OFS Brands, available in a wide range of individual and small group configurations, provides users with privacy and access to power and data in open spaces. Focal Point’s angled high back and asymmetrical seat positioning allows for lounging posture while the size and placement of the side panels create a privacy alcove. A 6” passive utility arm can be accessed for tablets. The positioning of the foot and the base creates Focal Point’s gravity-defying profile, which minimizes the visual mass of the piece. http://www.ofsbrands.com
Made to last, Thos. Moser Contract’s Cumberland Chair employs time-tested design, evidenced in its use of a traditional double-housed mortise and tenon joint. http://www.thosmoser.com