Best of NeoCon 2018 winners announced! See this year’s top furnishings, products and technology for commercial interiors

by Brianna Crandall — June 13, 2018 — The winners of the 2018 Best of NeoCon Competition were announced on June 11, during an awards breakfast hosted by Contract magazine on the first day of the NeoCon contract furnishings show, held this week at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. A total of 81 awards in 39 categories were distributed in this year’s competition.

Best of Competition

Untucked by Keilhauer won Best of Competition, along with a Gold award in the Lounge Furniture Collections category and a Silver in the Furniture Collections for Collaboration category. Look for more details about Untucked in a future FMLink article, as well as articles showcasing other products exhibited during NeoCon 2018 that may be of interest to facilities managers.

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Untucked by Keilhauer won Best of Competition, along with a Gold award in the Lounge Furniture Collections category and a Silver in the Furniture Collections for Collaboration category. Image courtesy Keilhauer.

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NeoCon

Celebrating its 50th year, NeoCon is a premier exposition and conference for commercial interiors, and is annually attended by over 50,000 architecture, design and facilities management (FM) professionals and specifiers from around the world.

With nearly 1 million square feet of exhibition space showcasing 500 leading companies, the show launches thousands of new products and covers a spectrum of vertical markets including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public spaces and government.

Best of NeoCon

Celebrating its 29th year, the prestigious Best of NeoCon Competition honors new commercial interiors products that are introduced to the market during that year’s NeoCon (introduced to the market since the previous edition of NeoCon) in 41 categories ranging from Acoustic Panels & Solutions to Workplace Technologies.

Best of NeoCon jurors — architects, interior designers and FM executives responsible for selecting and buying furniture and furnishings for their organizations or clients — reviewed 375 entries in 41 product categories digitally and in person immediately prior to the opening of the show.

The Best of NeoCon Competition is sponsored by Contract magazine and co-sponsored by NeoCon, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and The McMorrow Reports for Facilities Design & Management.

The jurors selected Gold and Silver winners in each category, as well as Innovation Awards and a Best of Competition winner. Contract editors also selected winners for the Editors’ Choice awards.

The 2018 winners, listed alphabetically by categories, are:

 

ACOUSTIC PANELS & SOLUTIONS

Gold: Unika Vaev: ecoustic Sculpt Ceiling Tiles

Silver: ROOM: ROOM One

Innovation: Scandinavian Spaces: Pixel

 

ARCHITECTURAL & DECORATIVE GLASS

Editors’ Choice: Skyline Design: Linework Glass Collection

 

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

Gold: Clarus Glassboards: Glide

Silver: Carvart: glassENCLOSE

 

CARPET: BROADLOOM

Gold: Tarkett/Tandus Centiva: Velvet Fringe Series

Silver: Bentley Mills: The Drawing Room Collection

 

CARPET: FIBER

Gold: Mohawk Group: Heathered Hues

 

CARPET: MODULAR

Gold: Shaw Contract: Haven

Silver: Patcraft: Dichroic

Editors’ Choice: Milliken: Textured Sky

 

CASE GOODS

Gold: Three H: Woodstock

Silver: Gunlocke: Silea EH

 

CONFERENCE ROOM FURNITURE

Gold: Okamura: Traverse Satellite

Silver: Tuohy Furniture Corporation: Duende Tables

 

EDUCATION SOLUTIONS

Gold: Allsteel: Rock Chair

Silver: SitOnIt Seating: Movi

 

FLOORING: HARD-SURFACE

Gold: Tarkett/Johnsonite: Pentagonals

Silver: Shaw Contract: Natural Choreography

 

FURNITURE: BENCHING

Gold: Knoll Inc: Rockwell Unscripted Sawhorse WorkBench

Silver: Knoll Inc: k. bench

 

FURNITURE COLLECTIONS FOR COLLABORATION

Gold: Boss Design: ATOM

Silver: Keilhauer: Untucked

Innovation: Steelcase: Mackinac

 

FURNITURE SYSTEMS & ENHANCEMENTS:

Gold: KI Furniture: Tattoo

Silver: Humanscale: Humanscale Monitor Arms

 

HEALTHCARE FABRICS & TEXTILES

Gold: Designtex: Surroundings

Silver: KnollTextiles: Between the Lines Collection

 

HEALTHCARE FLOORING

Gold: Tarkett/Tandus Centiva: Garden Walk

Innovation: Mohawk Group: Healthy Environments

 

HEALTHCARE GUEST & LOUNGE SEATING

Gold: Steelcase: Embold Collection

Silver: Herman Miller: Palisade Collection

 

HEALTHCARE PATIENT SEATING

Gold: Spec Furniture: Hardi Rocker

 

LIGHTING: DECORATIVE

Gold: Barbican: WEV Collection

Silver: BuzziSpace: BuzziHat

 

LIGHTING: DESKTOP/TASK, FURNITURE-INTEGRATED

Gold: Fräsch: Lysa

Silver: Humanscale: Nova

 

LOUNGE FURNITURE COLLECTIONS

Gold: Keilhauer: Untucked

Silver: Studio TK: Borough

Editors’ Choice: Geiger International: Reframe Lounge Furniture

 

OFFICE ACCESSORIES

Gold: Bretford Manufacturing: Juice Mobile Power

Silver: Teknion: tn Desktop Accessories & Personal Storage Collection

 

SEATING: BAR STOOLS

Gold: Andreu World: Duos Barstool

Silver: Allermuir: Axyl Stool

 

SEATING: BENCHES

Gold: Keilhauer: 141

Silver: Leland: Back Bench

 

SEATING: CONFERENCE

Gold: Keilhauer: Orign

Silver: Andreu World: Flex Armchair

 

SEATING: ERGONOMIC DESK/TASK

Gold: Herman Miller: Cosm

Silver: Nienkämper: Trench

Innovation: Steelcase: SILQ

 

SEATING: GUEST

Gold: Sandler Seating: Flat

Silver: JANUS et Cie: Nodi Armchair

Innovation: Allermuir: Axyl Chair

Editors’ Choice: Davis Furniture Industries: Tango

 

SEATING: SOFAS & LOUNGE

Gold: Davis Furniture Industries: Ginkgo Ply Lounge

Silver: Andreu World: Dado

Innovation: ICF: Land Lounge Chair

 

SEATING: STACKING

Gold: SitOnIt Seating: Movi

Silver: Groupe Lacasse: IO by United Chair

 

SPACE DIVIDERS/PARTITIONS/SCREENS

Gold: Carnegie: Xorel Vue

Silver: Spacesaver Corporation: Day-Use Lockers

 

SURFACING MATERIALS & FINISHES

Gold: Formica Group North America: Formica Infiniti ColorCore2

Silver: Crossville, Inc: Convergence

 

TABLES: COMMUNAL & TASK

Gold: Nienkämper: Vox Solid Wood Table

Silver: Nucraft Furniture: Preston

 

TABLES: HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE

Gold: Watson Furniture Group: Tia Collection

Silver: Nienkämper Gateway Movable Workstations

 

TABLES: OCCASIONAL

Gold: Andreu World: Reverse Stone

Silver: OFS Brands Inc: Roo

 

TABLES: TRAINING & WORK

Gold: Nucraft Furniture: Myne

Silver: HALCON: SkillSet

 

TECHNOLOGY-INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS

Gold: Teknion: Swerv Monitor Arm

Silver: Naava: Naava Active Green Wall

Innovation: Teknion: Cerebro

 

TEXTILES: UPHOLSTERY

Gold: Designtex: Celliant

Silver: Luum Textiles: Tactility

Innovation: Luna Textiles: Endless

Editors’ Choice: Designtex: Designtex + Coalesse Collection

 

WALLS: MOVABLE

Gold: ALUR: ALUR Duo

Silver: Maars Living Walls: AXES

 

WALL TREATMENTS

Gold: KnollTextiles: Atmosphere Collection

Silver: NappaTile: Elodie Blanchard Collection

 

WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGIES

Gold: Jabbrrbox: JabbrrX

Silver: Smartblock Oy: Smartblock FD

Product descriptions and photos of the Best of NeoCon entries in all 41 categories are viewable on the Contract Network site. Winners will be showcased in the July/August issue of Contract.

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