Contract - May 2012 - (Page 66)

NeoCoN® 2012 NeoCon 2012 Preview ® 2 1 3 4 The NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair—the most anticipated show for the contract design industry—returns to the Merchandise Mart in Chicago for its 44th year with more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors, June 11 to 13. On the following pages, we preview a selection of new or soon-to-be launched products by NeoCon® 2012 exhibitors. Exhibitors and attendees can expect the show to go on in Chicago for the next decade. Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI), which manages the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, announced in April that NeoCon® will continue to be held each June at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago through at least 2021 (see News, page 32). The announcement was newsworthy in this evolving economy because it signaled that, as long as Vornado Realty Trust owns MMPI, the show remains in Chicago for the foreseeable future. To learn more about this year’s show, see the NeoCon® 2012 Ideabook within this issue. NeoCon® keynote speakers will include former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on Monday, Contract magazine’s 2011 Designers of the Year Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander on Tuesday, 1992 Designer of the Year Gary Lee also on Tuesday, and hotelier Ian Schrager on Wednesday. Contract is proud to be the national media sponsor for DIFFA/ Chicago’s Believe 2012 GardenGala on Saturday, June 9 (see News, page 34). And exhibitors should mark their calendar for Contract magazine’s Best of NeoCon Awards Breakfast, to be held Monday, June 11, at the Renaissance Hotel. Together with IIDA’s COOL Gala on June 10 and ASID’s Celebration on June 11, the variety of NeoCon® 2012 seminars, receptions, parties, and showroom events will certainly keep attendees busy. 66 MAy 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - May 2012

Contract - May 2012
Industry News
Coming Events
Exhibition: Coverings
Exhibition: Highlights from Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Product Focus: Enlivening the Flexible Office
Product Focus: A Collection to Define 21st Century Herman Miller
NeoCon® Preview
Hospitality’s Influence in Workplace Design
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Campus
Steelcase Office and Work Café
Shlemmer Algaze Associates
Red Bull Amsterdam
Grey Group Roof Deck
Knoll, East Greenville Headquarters
The Metrics of Distributed Work
Tools: Pinterested, by Design
Exhibition: Hallingdal 65
Designers Select: Office Furniture
Ad Index
Exhibition: Lasvit Liquidkristal by Ross Lovegrove

Contract - May 2012