For those of you who don’t know there is an event that takes place every year in Chicago at the midway point of June. This event is the Oscars, Fashion week in Milan, and the World Cup of Furniture all rolled into one. During this, the largest most recognized gathering for commercial interior architects and designers, there are award shows for both established designers and students, galas, world class educational seminars, design debuts, and an open merchandise marketplace that host 700 exhibitors. Neocon showcases everything from commercial, contract, and residential furnishings for every industry including Workplace, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Education, Public Spaces, and Government.
This event is where the market trends are started, with all the activity and innovation that is present between not only the industry and business experts but consumers. There has been a steady increase of also the end market users present at the event annually to stay ahead of the latest innovation in design and related technologies. This industry has the largest need for innovation and away being ahead of the competition the workplace or as you may have guessed office furniture. By looking at the office furniture trends of Neocon 2015, trends in office structure and business models can also be apparent.