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Best of NeoCon 2014 Gold Winners Part 1

Who took home the gold for Best of NeoCon 2014? Are these items the perfect choices to refurbish or renovate your office space? We’ll explore some of the best of the best in July.

Architectural Products by molo

This space-sculpting partition system brings new scope to the term ‘flexible’. Each Tyvek honeycomb accordion wall features countless tiny cells that absorb and dampen sound. The translucent materials permit light to shine through with a soft glow, while the blackened charcoal colored version brings velvety stillness to the workspace.

Walls are freestanding and expand from a storage-friendly 2” all the way out to 15’. Magnetic ends allow multiple walls to be linked together for greater scope. The softblocks are shorter in height than the walls and can be stacked in wavy counterpoint to create an even greater sense of movement.

The benchwall is the newest option from molo. It takes the extendible wall concept horizontal with a sturdy seating option. The benchwall can be combined with the wall system to create enclosed collaboration spaces or deployed by itself to contour a lounge area. It’s no wonder molo’s products are featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Collaborative Collections by Studio Urquiola

Haworth’s Openest collection by designer Patricia Urquiola took home a gold for collaborative collections and was also honored with “Best of Competition” out of all entries in the entire convention. This group of lounge furnishings is surprisingly adorable and comfortable with soft textures and cushy upholstery. The motif is avian, with a “feather” sofa, “chick” poufs, and “plume” privacy screens.

The poufs are convertible with a backrest that can be raised to turn the footrest or low laptop table into a chair. The plumes arch over the sofa to create a sense of enclosure—like being gathered under the wings of a mother hen. These screens are freestanding and can be connected to one another rather than to the sofa. As many as nine screens can be combined to create a secluded teamwork environment.

“Sprig” occasional tables complete the ensemble so far, while worksurfaces and storage elements are planned for phase 2. We also expect to see more technology-friendly design features added to support the way Gen Y likes to work.

Stay tuned for Casegoods and Conference Furniture next week!


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