Contract - May 2013 - (Page 66)

NeoCoN® 2013 NeoCon 2013 Preview ® 2 1 3 More than 40,000 architecture and design professionals will converge at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago for the 45th annual NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair, June 10 to 12. NeoCon® is the largest trade show in the commercial interior furnishings industry and features more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors with products for commercial office, retail, residential, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, and government interiors. The Ideabook within this issue details NeoCon® 2013 special exhibits and events. Keynote speakers include Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG; Michael Vanderbyl, Principal of Vanderbyl Design; Holly Hunt, President and CEO of HOLLY HUNT; and Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, founder of Rottet Studio. Highlights of the show include the Best of NeoCon® Awards Breakfast, hosted by Contract at the Renaissance Hotel on Monday, June 10, and DIFFA/Chicago’s Believe 2013 Red 66 4 Hot Ball (see page 32) on Saturday, June 8. Contract is proud to serve as the National Media Sponsor of the DIFFA/Chicago gala. The following pages offer a preview of products that will debut at NeoCon® this year, including wall and floor finishes, seating, desking, casegoods systems, and textiles. If these products are any indication, trends in furnishings this year tend toward the modular and flexible, reflecting new ways of working and accommodating collaboration. Energy efficient practices and features are no longer considered special, but are instead expected. Technology is thoughtfully integrated, and often seamlessly concealed from view. In the realm of textiles and surfacing, designers don’t shy away from bold colors or bling, but there are also plenty of fresh takes on the classics. MAy 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - May 2013

Contract - May 2013
Industry News
Columnist: Attending NeoCon® to Enhance the Knowledge Base of You and Your Client
Exhibition: GlobalShop 2013
Exhibition: Coverings 2013
Exhibition: Salone Internazionale de Mobile
Product Focus: Midcentury Made Modern
Product Focus: Uninterrupted Workflow
NeoCon® preview
BBC North
Paul Hastings Atlanta
3M Headquarters
Federal Center South Building 1202
Atlassian II
An interview with Vijay Kumar, author of 101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization
Designers Select: Office
Ad Index
Commentary: On MoMA’s Plans for its Modern Neighbor

Contract - May 2013