Allsteel was another office furniture company that took things to a new level at this year’s NeoCon. The firm marked its 100 year anniversary by winning the Best of NeoCon Gold for the new Beyond architectural walls product. The wall system has a unique self-contained leveling mechanism that ensures the glass panes are seated evenly in the floor tracks. These ½” thick frameless glass walls also have one of the highest soundproofing ratings of any office panel or wall product. Unless you can read lips, you won’t be able to tell what’s going on in the secret meetings held behind these see-through enclosures. If you require visual as well as acoustic privacy in a Beyond setting, you can hang modular tiles directly on the glass walls. So, for a see-through set of walls, this product doesn’t necessarily lead to more “transparency” in the workplace!