What We Loved At NeoCon 2023

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Arthur Garcia-Clemente
Arthur Garcia-Clemente
Arthur is an Interior Designer at Partners by Design. Mr. Garcia-Clemente has over twelve years of experience in the professional design industry. He is involved with every phase of the design process including programming, space planning, schematic and design development, furniture and finishes, construction documentation, and construction administration. He is the type of designer who has an innate ability to create beautiful places where people are able to immediately connect with their surroundings. He is a strong communicator and is easily able to assess the needs of his clients and deliver highly exceptional designs. Arthur believes that all spaces, from the most humble to the most extravagant, can be places of profound meaning, authenticity and natural beauty.
Nicole Blunt
Nicole Blunt
Nicole Blunt is an Associate at FORM Architects.
Elise Shapiro
Elise Shapirohttps://www.workdesign.com
Elise Shapiro is a contributing editor. Little did she know that her first job, in the facilities department at Ralston Purina, while obtaining her M. Arch at Washington University, in St. Louis would foreshadow where her career would lead. She has always been a strong advocate for providing the best possible spaces for people to work – where aesthetics meet function and drive business success.

Check out some of our favorite products that we saw at NeoCon 2023.

It was exciting to see NeoCon bounce back fully this year from the challenging pandemic era. You could feel the energetic vibe and improvements at The Mart, which made it much easier to navigate the show and enjoy the new amenity spaces such as the Grand Stair and Marshall’s Landing. In no particular order, here are some products that are pushing the envelope in great design and creativity.

Bae by Frovi

Why we liked it: Circular communal furniture with a good sustainability story; love the wood details on the back; pairs very nicely with Bamboo shelving product (won Gold last year)

Arcus side table by Emblem


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Why we liked it: Haven’t seen anything quite like it before; love that you can combine two different table in different colors to make a single side table.

Juna Picnic Desk by KFI Studios

Why we liked it: Have everything together: the seats, table and privacy screen; I could see this both outside and inside!

Sia task chair by Boss

Why we liked it: It looks more hospitality than corporate; love the color combinations for not only the frame, but also their proprietary fabrics (Fizz and Cloud); it also has a great sustainability story.

Maze 6 by FACT

Why we liked it: FACT has been coming out with a steady stream of tiles that slide right into a ceiling grid; love the various colors and how it make for larger patterns; biophilic and fractal; good sustainable story.

Bolete Lounge Bio by Andreu World

Why we liked it: This lounge piece was the perfect combination of polished and playful. The unique base paired with the simplicity of the chair itself was an absolute show stopper.

Contact by Framery

Why we liked it: This meeting pod creates the experience of a real face-to-face interaction through a true-to-life 3D projection. It truly feels like the you’re meeting in person while maintaining the convenience of being remote. It was quite the unique experience!

Uku by Tuohy

Why we liked it: The jaw dropping cantilever is one of the Many details that makes this statement desk unlike any other.

Arcadia by Spacestor

Why we liked it: Arcadia provides a classic architectural feel without the need for actual walls. Featuring 5 “typical” building blocks that easily join in endless layout combinations, this product was made for an ever changing landscape.

Plant Here and Bin There by Mizzetto

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Why we liked it: A modular solution for adding greenery to the indoor environment. We loved Mizzeto’s entire presentation which included simple, sculptural solutions for recycling. Who knew recycling could be even cooler when you put it in beautiful containers?

OOTY stool by Allermuir 

Why we liked it: Simple, elegant, stylish stool in wonderful finishes. It’s lightweight and can be stacked!

Heya by OFS

Why we liked it: The move to more adaptable workplaces with a variety of options seems to be driving the design of places for individual work that are not your typical “office”.  I liked OFS’s personal office oasis, Heya!

Lives Post + Beam system by Okamura

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Why we liked it: As workplaces are evolving, defining space with architectural elements is trending strongly with product designs. Okamura captured a Best of NeoCon award with Lives Post + Beam system. Its components look to be easily re-configurable and adaptable to end user requirements that are constantly changing. From an aesthetic perspective it looks like a fun, colorful solution for the places we need to work. The small table top models exhibited throughout the space showcased the product as well as the larger installation!

OKO Chair by Stylex

Luca Pevere and Paolo Lucidi – designers of the OKO chair by Stylex.

Why we liked it: Stylex introduced a lovely and seriously comfortable lounge chair, and we had the opportunity to meet with the designers. The chair is as beautiful as it is comfortable!

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