Neocon 2010 Winners
By LuAnne Silvia
And the winners are...
Eighty one awards were distributed in The Best of NeoCon 2010 competition of contract furnishings. Seven Innovation Awards, three Editors’ Choice Awards, and a Best of Competition Award also were selected among the 39 categories—ranging from architectural products to workplace technologies. Jury members visited The Merchandise Mart showrooms to judge each product in person, based on the following criteria: functionality, flexibility, quality/durability, aesthetics/style, innovation, environmental sustainability, and pricing.
Following are some of the innovative new products that were recognized with awards at Neocon this year:
Category: Casegoods; Award: Editor's Choice; Winner: DR Table by Bellini for Jofco
To Note: The leg structure is carved from solid walnut
Category: Occassional Tables; Award: Gold; Winner: Curio by Benhardt
LiLu Comments: We think this is a winner in maple or walnut!
Category: Textile/Upholstery; Award: Gold; Winner: Collection by Rodarte for Knoll Luxe
To Note: An abstract translation of their runway inspirations
Category: Conference Furniture; Award: Silver; Winner: Linea Conference Collection by HBF
Comments: "A comprehensive collection for any environment"
Category: Seating Benches; Award: Silver; Winner: Pluto by LeLand
Comments: I personally tried these out - fun color, fun shape, fun sit!