NeoCon 2015 Reflections 

Our Juleen Russell, Alissa Adler and Kate Wells reflect on their 2015 NeoCon Experience

What a whirlwind in the Windy City – four days packed with great design and great conversation! It was great to catch up with old friends and make some new ones too. It’s events like these that remind us that being part of the design community is an honor and energizing all at once!  Creative juices charged!

Our key what’s trending takeaways:

• Technology, electrically charged paint!
• Chunky textures, tactile surfaces
• Textile influences, cable knits, etc.
• Soft pastel palettes, yellow, peach, mint
• Watercolor/sketch design influences

Slideshow / Some of Our Favorites:

3form Varia Ecoresin woods/timber: clearly organic
Aspecta Party at Godfrey Hotel Chicago: fab views & voices
BlingCrete: texture and bling in one
Bernhardt design: sleek yet approachable
BuzziSpace: creative juice smoothie environments
CS Acrovyn: Alissa unleashed her inner-Georgia O’Keeffe
Eink: electronic ink technology we’re still talking about
Herman Miller: Clubhouse living office series = creative + culture . Wavy ceiling installed 15 years ago = great design never goes out of style.
Mohawk: Dobby nubs to melt your heart
molo: flexing textile partitions
Patcraft: deconstructed metal (Best of NeoCon winner)
Sensitile Terrazzo Lumina: LED pathways
NeoCon at the “Mart”: bigger and better than ever