Sources: NeoCon® Wrap-up

July 20, 2009

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The Touch Collection—an idea conceived by StonePeak to help designers create something unconventional and, at the same time, elegant and stylish—now includes a beautiful new décor: Flower. Four, 24-inch by 24-inch tiles create a big, eye-catching, three-color flower for wall or flooring applications. Flower is available in an array of colors, including Ink, Snow, Fire, Chocolate, Dune, and Tangerine.


Steelcase invites you to think in color. With 14 standard color options for the 3-D Knitback and coordinating Cogent: Connect seating upholstery, the Think chair can add a splash of color to brighten up your office; or it can blend in with the surroundings and let your own brilliance shine through!A crested blazer; a rep tie; symbols and color combinations that are defining; these are old line, and definitely old school. InterfaceFLOR’s Cap & Blazer redefines these icons in graded stripes that range from slim to wide and 24 colors spanning from classics to bold accents. Recycled content takes something old and makes it new school, taking Cap & Blazer to the head of the class.
Together, izzy and Fixtures are outfitting the perfect learning environment: flexible and adaptable, supporting technology, encouraging collaboration, and supplying the kind of easy-care durability that are must-haves for high-use schools and corporate training areas. This new collection of tables and storage cabinets, including teacher buddies and lecterns with scalable power options, is designed for izzy and Fixtures by Joey Ruiter. Materials are PVC-free and are pending approval for compliance with the BIFMA e3 Sustainability Standard. Decca Contract redefines the beauty of craft. Dialogue, a new line of wood conferencing products, exemplifies Decca’s reputation for choice materials and unequalled craftsmanship, with each detail refined and perfected to achieve the highest level of artistry. Intricate veneer patterns and well-chosen material combinations offer unique solutions for elegant boardrooms and meeting rooms. The collection includes tables, credenzas, podiums, lecterns, and idea boards.
Coupling bold patterns and texture with elegant sensibility, Luna Textile’s Optique Collection of original upholstery designs for corporate and hospitality interiors is truly eye-catching. Inspired by the design aesthetic of American 1940s and 1950s interiors, and graphics, Optique harkens back to an era in history when our culture was embedded with optimism. Luna has embraced this optimistic outlook and designed a trio of lively, domestically woven upholsteries to lift our spirits today as we aspire to create the classics of tomorrow. get free product info back to top Koncept unveils Equo, a new counterbalanced LED desk lamp. The upper arm has an arc cross section like split bamboo that makes it slim and light so that it seems to float on the vertical stem. Maintaining the light, elegant feel is a counterweight that blends into the arm, with a refined, pinpoint joint, and no external wiring to clutter the clean silhouette.
Shaw Contract Group introduces Homage, a collection that is an acknowledgment to process and product, art and craft, man and machine. Design is craft. Homage pays tribute to the artisan nature of product design and represents constant evolution in the search for the perfect aesthetic for the corporate workplace. Homage features two broadloom and three tile patterns, including Embellish (shown here).Tisch is an award-winning European designed table-based system from Inscape that promotes interaction and communication. Designed with modular components and an intelligent rail system, Tisch can be easily reconfigured as workplace needs change and evolve. Start with a single table and expand to a multi-user application as requirements change.
Sashay and Strut, two new broadloom styles from BOLYU Contract and Zeftron nylon, combine fashion-forward styling with a sustainable attitude. These complementary styles are made with MBDC Cradle to Cradle-certified Zeftron nylon and come standard with the Enviro6ix designation, which guarantees a minimum of 25 percent recycled content. Sashay and Strut are available in 12-foot broadloom and include post-consumer recycled content in the backing. Strut offers an unpredictable striated texture and is complemented by Sashay, a sophisticated tip-sheared loop pattern.


Bernhardt Design’s Area tables, designed by Marc Thorpe, are a collection of occasional and coffee tables crafted in solid walnut. Area’s
minimal design makes it applicable for a wide spectrum of environments, including lobbies and corporate offices, as well as residential and retail spaces. Designed to blend within various design styles and furniture groupings, Area tables are available in a range of finishes and lacquers.


Six Kimball Office | interstuhl seating families (available by early 2010) are designed and engineered around the natural aspects of human movement. Silver (featured) sets the bar for innovation in form, function and design. It features an elegant and unmistakable aluminum monocoque design with twin casters and precisely tailored upholstery. Silver’s ergonomic controls—synchronous recline mechanism with weight regulation, backrest lock and pneumatic seat-height adjustment—are perfectly integrated into the design, offering adjustment with instinctive certainty. get free product info back to top Armstrong introduces MetalWorks Tin, a new line of ceilings that can add the charm of a classic stamped metal ceiling to a space while improving its acoustics. MetalWorks offers panels that are extra microperforated for acoustical performance. Nearly invisible, the perforations measure only seven-tenths of a millimeter in diameter; yet, when backed with a fiberglass infill, the perforations allow the ceiling panels to achieve a Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.85 (meaning they absorb 85 percent of the sound that strikes them).
Krug’s Zola Modular line has been constructed with the unique ability to reconfigure, and offers replacement components, so that over time if they become damaged or degraded they are easily replaced. Multiple configurations and replacement components lend Zola to high-traffic or intensive use environments such as health care. Zola is available in three veneers—beech, maple and cherry, as well as six palette finishes and 13 standard laminates. Bubbly is a bright and cheerful addition to Arc-Com’s growing line of high-performance Woven Connections product offerings. Sparkling, effervescent bursts of multi-colored dots are sprinkled across this small but energy-packed design. Standard with a Nano-Tex stain resist finish and exceeding 150,000 double rubs, designers will be tickled to spec this fun little pattern for heavy-traffic installations.
Gerflor’s new Saga² gives the comfort of an acoustic tile with the resistance of a compact tile. Saga² comes in wood, mineral, textile, and natural designs and is offered in gray, beige and blue colorways. Through its acoustic backing, made of PVC and cork, Saga² provides comfort underfoot and reduced impact noise (up to 15 decibels) for superior performance in virtually any commercial setting.

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