after consultation with leaders and partners within the commercial design industry, themart has decided cancelling neocon 2020 is the best course of action considering the on-going covid-19 outbreak and the unknown duration for social distancing and other measures.
the next neocon will be neocon 14 to 16 june 2021.
additional updates, including creative new ways to connect the community in the interim, will be communicated soon.
if you booked hotel accommodations in the neocon hotel block via our official housing vendor, onpeak, your reservation will be automatically cancelled.
if you registered for neocon ceu seminars, an automatic refund will be applied to your original form of payment.
every neocon 2020 exhibitor will be given the option for a full refund or to roll booth fees forward to the 2021 neocon show. more details will be communicated shortly.
the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry celebrates its 52nd edition with the latest ideas, products, and experiences to inspire, connect and engage.
with nearly 1 million square feet of exhibition space, neocon showcases game-changing new products and services from leading companies and emerging talent—providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions in commercial design.
keynote speakers: amanda williams, artist and architect, aw studio / frans johansson, author and ceo of the medici group / jeanne gang, architect and founding principal of studio gang / markus dochantschi, architect and founder and principal of studiomda
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every physical space is an idea, a message and a signature. spaces speak a language and tell stories. this year at neocon, teknion‘s dialogue is inspired by recognizing how workplaces can be designed to communicate and influence company culture.
known as one of the founders of digital illustration, john hersey has created a mural (displayed prominently in our showroom) that uses stylized graphics to convey the complexity of today’s office − a landscape of diverse activities difficult to capture in a single photograph. while this mural evokes language tools, it’s context that matters. every element of design functions in concert with all of those around it. color and texture, the furniture and finishes create a visual language. scale and form are instant communication. materials such as wood, metal and textiles are tied to the language of sensation and significance.
teknion‘s 2019 showroom considers three types of work cultures − how they differ, how they are alike, how the culture feels and how it is expressed through space design and furniture application. we call these agile, aligned and astute.
you have to see it to appreciate it.
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sunday 6 june
4:30 to 6:30pm
andreu world invites you the presentation of the eat well seated book, a publication that pairs gastronomy with good design and includes fifty beautiful examples from around the world and the opinions of a number of great chefs. at the conclusion of the presentation we will celebrate with a cocktail reception pairing good cuisine and design. we look forward to seeing you !
where: 1871 space in the merchandise mart
11th floor – suite 1212
when: monday, june 10 – 1 pm
meet Luxxbox, a leading designer of acoustic solutions! this year marks the australian-based company’s first time as a neocon exhibitor and as such, Luxxbox is showcasing a number of new products—blade, linea and waffles.
luxxbox happy hour:
we invite you to join us for the luxxbox neocon happy hour monday, june 10th from 5:30pm at west bar, barrio located at 65 west kinzie street in chicago. we’ll be giving away a luxxbox wallie to someone who attends the happy hour! (invitation only)
as the countdown continues to the biggest show of the year, plan to visit booth #7-1000 to get your material selection process started. your stop to discover the latest materials for your design projects.
every project begins with a search for the perfect materials and finishes. the interiors+sources materials pavilion at neocon® is your stop to discover the latest materials for your design projects. your stop to discover the latest materials for your design.
stop by and join us for an experiential, educational update on new materials that can make your projects greener, cleaner, safer, and more cost-effective.
join chilewich at the forefront of design to discover our new products and fresh colors.
get a first look at the innovative additions to our contract collection at the 51st edition of neocon.
join versteel as it celebrates new, now, neo during neocon 2019 and welcomes the designers behind its new product offerings in its newly redesigned showroom.
this year, versteel will host individual designer-led product launch introductions with the makers behind its new lines: sky, thea, arlo, model 8, zayn and maker lighting collection. neocon attendees are encouraged to explore the latest from versteel and experience firsthand the inspiration and design concepts behind each new piece.
monday, 10 june
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
tim buchenberger, qdesign (zayn chairs)
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
roberto lucci (thea and arlo tables)
tuesday, 11 june
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
jonathan nesci (model 8 see above photo)
friends in architecture and design in chicago, mark this on your calendar: i will be moderating a discussion with hok’s julia monk, fiida, faia, and tom polucci, fiida, aia, on monday, 10 june, 12:30-1:30p, in the ligne roset showroom, 440 north wells, chicago. light lunch will be provided.
the session is free to attend, but you must rsvp by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
based in new york, polucci is the hok firm-wide interiors leader. based in hong kong, monk is a director of hok’s hospitality practice. they will talk about their award-winning global work in both workplace and hospitality interiors. both are architects as well, and both will be inducted into iida’s college of fellows on the day before this session.
this will be on the monday of neocon, but it is not a part of the neocon programming. the ligne roset showroom is one block north of themart. attendees to this session do not need to be registered for neocon.
monday, june 10
ligne roset showroom
440 n. wells, chicago
the latest collections of the italian company for the well-being of workers showcased in chicago.
pedrali takes part for the first time in neocon in chicago, the american historical fair that this year marks its 51st edition, regarded as a platform for launching innovative ideas and products which make public spaces of tomorrow flexible and cutting-edge.
pedrali showcases seatings, tables and complements designed for the contemporary office world through two different settings by the milan based architectural studio calvi brambilla: an exhibition area on the