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NeoCon 2012, Chicago’s contract and design tradeshow, brings an influx of creativity and design to the Merchandise Mart starting this weekend. For example, the first major art installation of its kind ( did not know that ) is a temporary, site-specific sculpture titled “Escalator Canopy” that will hang above the 1st to 2nd floor escalator. The 30-foot 1,380-pound sculpture is surfaced in a selection of over 500 yards of Wolf-Gordon upholstery textiles, wallcoverings, and mirrors.
Marybeth Shaw, Chief Creative Officer for Wolf-Gordon, worked with Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker of New York design studio karlssonwilker, along with The Guild of Brooklyn, to design and fabricate the installation. neocon: 11 > 13 june 2012