Sources: NeoCon Preview

May 21, 2009

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Luxo’s T-08 is a versatile task light that adapts to any work environment. The T-08 features an asymmetric, energy-efficient fluorescent light source and flicker-free ballast to maximize work space and provide comfortable, economical illumination. A spring-balanced arm and flexible shade can be turned and fixed in almost any position.


HON introduces Vicinity™, a new kind of storage system. Vicinity’s column-based design and versatile, easy-to-install parts and options make it simple to customize and create the best functional solution for any space. Components attach effortlessly and securely to columns and are easily reconfigured to meet a company’s evolving storage and workspace demands. Vicinity also includes worksurfaces, enabling workers to balance privacy and interaction while providing individuals with the means to personalize their storage work zones. CF Stinson introduces the Now and Zen Woven Agion® Collection … the first woven textile in the industry with Agion antimicrobial technology. This collection of seven soothing designs was inspired by the beauty and tranquility of Asian gardens. Woven Agion combines high performance with environmental responsibility. The collection is 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester and is colored using bleachcleanable dyes.
Today’s workplace is in constant flux and evolution. Allsteel is addressing this with the development of Stride, a new furniture solution designed to satisfy every possible need of a facility’s interior landscape. Comprised of work surfaces, storage, and panel components in innumerable configurations, Stride offers a cohesive approach to space planning with nearly limitless solutions.Pyramid, Karim Rashid’s newest lounge chair for Nienkämper, borrows a monumental form from ancient Egypt and stands it on its head. What’s the point? According to Rashid, an inverted pyramid reflects who he is and symbolizes his hopes for the shape of things to come. Arrestingly sculptural as well as comfortable, Pyramid’s design is achieved with environmentally responsible materials, including FSC-certified laminated wood products and soy-based foam. By inverting a form associated with ancient history, Rashid has created a chair that belongs to a future of exciting possibilities.
Armstrong introduces an expanded color line of five patterns and 126 colors of linoleum flooring—combining the timeless beauty of its most sustainable product with the superior performance of its exclusive NATURCote™ UV-cured, low-maintenance coating. All colors are designed in a new, organized tonal step system trademarked as Color Continuum™, which unites hue, value and chroma. get free product info back to top The success of the imaginative DuPont™ Corian® Illumination Series “ice” collection has led to the Arctic Series, the next evolution of surface translucency. The Arctic Series allows more light to pass through than other Corian solid surfaces, combining the many dimensions of light with a versatile material that can be thermoformed, bent, textured, and cut. Arctic’s colors provide radiant aesthetics that will help kitchen and bath designers create stunning, yet unexpectedly imaginative sensorial environments.
Arcadia introduces Achella occasional tables. Accentuated by a distinctively slender, metal leg design, Achella tables achieve a sophisticated balance between simplicity and substance. Ideal as a complement to Achella lounge and bench seating, or equally appealing by themselves, these tables are offered in round, square and rectangle shapes with three fixed leg finishes.Elegant and inviting, the Beaufurn SA-357 wood frame, custom upholstered chair and SA-358 bench add style to any restaurant seating area, dining room, office, lobby, bar or club. A variety of fabric colors and wood finishes can be combined for a truly unique look.
KnollTextiles introduces The Harmony Collection, a range of high-performance upholstery and drapery fabrics for use in corporate, health care and hospitality markets. The fabrics—many with long color lines—are designed to work seamlessly together. The textiles were also designed with environmentally sensitive attributes, including recycled fiber and GREENGUARD certification for low chemical and particle emissions.


Introducing Dimension™ poured resin by Lumicor. Dimension offers the latest in embedded resin technology. With a special process, Lumicor is able to “suspend” materials within resin panels for a 3-D effect. Flowers, grasses, and leaf decors are virtually frozen in time for a stunning and unique look. Dimension poured resin provides the beauty of poured glass with the functional benefits of acrylic.


Dimension Walls from MDC Wallcoverings are decorated thermoplastic sheets with high impact resistance and are available in a wide variety of patterns and colors. They can be used as a value-added product in areas where three-dimensional decorative wall panels are typically used. get free product info back to top


Teknion’s Visio is a highly-adjustable, fully-featured task chair engineered to fit a very diverse worker population. Visio’s chair back features Flexweave, a new development in woven technology that represents the next generation of seating mesh. Softer and more luxurious than traditional mesh, the material’s flexibility allows the chair back to comfortably conform to and support each individual user’s back contours and shapes. It provides an ergonomically correct body fit while also allowing for increased air flow and user comfort.


Boyd Lighting introduces La Reina pendants—the company’s first LED product. Designed by Federico Otero, these laser-cut, stainless steel pendants are electro-polished on the outside, which gives them a dazzling shine, while the interior is a powder coat white for added reflectance. Seeing through the cut-out pattern creates a moiré effect providing added visual interest. Cluster individual pendants onto one ceiling plate, at varying heights, to create your own custom design to perfectly fit your project.


Stepping out of the traditional urban area and into a new realm, Bentley Prince Street’s Satellite City (featured here) and Suburban Fringe exemplify a new frontier of urban living. With stunning solution dyed colorways, these two patterns are perfect for GSA, education or health care interiors. These mid-scale, naturally organic patterns—available in broadloom and carpet tile—enhance interior spaces with elegance while never compromising durability.


Discover the art of the inner city with Grid, a new resilient flooring product from Parterre’s HardCore Collection. Inspired by hip, inner-urban trends, Grid offers a concrete look with a subtle geometric pattern in an upscale color palette. It reflects today’s natural, yet edgy approach to commercial interiors. Grid is designed to keep up with life’s fast-paced, urban environments, while still staying in touch with a softer style.Channeling™ is an innovative and proprietary process from Constantine that allows specifiers to enhance existing tile products. Bands of lowered depth are cut through the inside of the tile and are coupled with a fine frame® border to create a tile that gives a completely unique and structured visual. Using various installation methods such as quarter turned, monolithic, ashlar, vertical ashlar, and horizontal ashlar will significantly change the overall pattern visual.


MultiStations™ OS from Three H brings the best of panels and casegoods together in a highly unique, system-based reconfigurable workstation with off modular capabilities. With its stackable panels and shared storage, MultiStations OS responds to the aesthetic, storage and privacy needs addressed by higher-priced brands but at a lower price point … which is critical in the new economic reality.


get free product info back to top Bluworld has been perfecting the art of water for more than a decade with its cutting-edge designs and technology. Bluworld’s scope of capabilities includes design consultation, engineering, fabrication, production, and full-service installation. Known for its pride in craftsmanship and attention to detail, Bluworld ensures that each water feature will not only be a beautiful piece of art in motion but will stand the test of time.
Vanilla is an executive task or boardroom/ conference room chair that was designed for use in any office environment. The profile is sleek and elegant, yet it offers supreme comfort and support. Keilhauer’s innovative technologies of Pelvic Balance Point® and T1-L5 Free Shoulders® have been incorporated subtly into the design of Vanilla to ensure that every user has equal comfort and ergonomic support.Don’t try to resist the two new woven broadloom designs from Karastan Contract. Part of Karastan’s recently introduced Covet product line, Insatiable and Euphoric come together with the collection’s three modular tufted patterns (Forever Envy, Ultimate Temptation and Completely Charmed) to evoke a cohesive sense of luxury and sophistication. And with the collection’s enticing textures, eye-pleasing colorways and elegant style, it promises to make any installation the envy of its building.


Tokuyama is ushering in a new era of wall covering with IBUKI, an alluring surfacing material made from the traditional plaster used to build Japanese castles. Its attractive look, unique texture and timeless eco-qualities (low-VOC emitting, antimicrobial, and the ability to actually absorb carbon dioxide) make it ideal for any project … especially those trying to achieve LEED® certification. IBUKI tiles and sheets come in several textures and colors that are now available for the first time the Unites States.


Karndean’s Island Limestone Collection was developed from the organic beauty of natural limestone to ensure that the textures, shades and hues realistically replicate its natural counterpart. This premium collection is made up of four luxurious shades—Jersey (featured), Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark—all boasting individual tones and textures that work fluently together to offer realism without the drawbacks of natural limestone flooring.
Tuohy’s new Kaesi Collection, designed by Christian Arnold and Neil Sommers of Clockwork, includes lounge seating, side tables, a series of low tables with storage, end tables, and credenzas. The lounge chair is intended to be used in both hospitality and corporate settings, for both waiting rooms, and increasingly, in private offices to replace more formal pull-up seating configurations. Kaesi chairs are designed for a relaxed, more laid back seating posture.  get free product info back to top


Unika Vaev unveils Reveal, Atmosphere and Loop de Loop—three distinct patterns in the new Discovery Collection. As you take in Reveal, the name clearly defines the design to make it appear as though the pattern is cut out, with another layer below. Atmosphere, a multi-textured chenille, will draw your attention with a comforting soft hand and subtle luster. Loop de Loop completes this elegant group with a playful, multi-colored stripe that takes you on an exhilarating ride.


Herman Miller is continuing its commitment to support individual performance and productivity with Flute™, a new LED desktop light. The result of collaboration between Herman Miller and Tom Newhouse of Thomas J. Newhouse Design, Flute boasts a sleek silhouette and energy-efficient LED technology. Available as a freestanding or clamp-mounted light, Flute provides the option to swivel the fixture head 270 degrees for the individual control of light placement of more than 30 footcandles.Sustainable solid hardwood supports advanced comfort in the unique Ora Collection® of executive seating from Harden Contract. Although its look says “now,” Ora is one of those rare designs that is completely at ease in transitional and traditional settings. One reason is its exquisite, standard hardwood details, which include a proprietary dovetail bumper-tip base—a nod to centuries of Harden hand craftsmanship. For more contemporary settings, polished metal and black base options are also available.
Forbo Flooring Systems launches its new Marmoleum Global 3 Collection, meeting the needs of architects, designers, and facility managers looking for stylish floor covering solutions that are ecologically sound and economically advantageous. The theme of the collection, “designing the future,” denotes today’s key trends in building construction and interior design: the move toward more open, light, flexible, and ecologically responsible buildings and environments. National Office Furniture is expanding its conferencing solutions, including media walls, credenzas with infrared repeaters, storage towers, lecterns, multi-functional carts, and bases that feature enhanced wire management systems. These latest introductions allow customers to outfit conference rooms in their entirety with attractive, quality furnishings.
Joining the spontaneous, organic formation of bubbles with modern, spherical architectural design, the Fusion Collection is inspired by concurrent trends in architecture and interior finishes. This collection from The New Patcraft & Designweave includes two styles that can be used alone or in combination: Cell Structure, a more pronounced variation of scale within the organic patterning; and Cell Structure Small (featured), which uses a reduced scale in the tracery patterning and lends itself to application in smaller areas. get free product info back to top J+J | Invision’s Magnify Collection offers nine new products that are available in a combination of patterned loop, level loop and textured loop tip-shear. Designed by Sarah Miller, Magnify offers a variety of patterns in coordinating color combinations that range from solid to varying degrees of ombre. Combining a variety of products in different scales of pattern and proportions of color can produce countless configurations and define a space


Leland International introduces the Mod seating collection. A compact, medium back tub seat placed on either a wire or swivel base frame, Mod is elegant yet comfortingly supportive. Inspired by chic ‘60s retro fashion, Mod provides a touch of luxury and laid-back beauty in office or public environments. Mod marries understated design with clever engineering, creating a result that shares timeless appeal and user accessibility.

Designtex introduces the Kashmir Collection, which brings five value conscious upholsteries to the marketplace. Inspired by the art of Indian block printing, these patterns mix vibrant dyes with conventional motifs for a dramatic and colorful result.
Ajiro™ Sunburst, one of Maya Romanoff’s newest designs, creates a halo of light and maximizes luminescence and light refraction. Part of the company’s Ajiro Wood Veneer Collection, Sunburst is made from the sustainable Paulownia tree. Micro-thin wood is laser cut into a dazzling sunburst design and then hand-painted in warm Natural, as well as gleaming metallic shades of Golden, Bronze, Platinum, and Gunmetal.KI’s new Enlite™ Table Collection features mobile casters, light-scale table tops, and a non-angular transition-end design to allow educators and students to easily accommodate changing classroom environments. This latest classroom solution from KI creates spaces that encourage interaction, facilitate participation and result in more successful learning.
The Vision Casegoods Collection from JSI promises a practical casegoods solution with maximum design and function at an unbelievable value. An attractive mix of materials combines with a sundry of components to form a multitude of configuration possibilities for private, open plan, and collaborative environments. get free product info back to top Introducing Botanica™, a nature-inspired collection of architectural glass created by Skyline Design in collaboration with photographers Henry Domke, Steven Meyers and Zeva Oelbaum. Botanica includes three Skyline-exclusive images from each photographer with glass options for scale, color and transparency. Custom designs are also available using other photographs from the portfolios of these artists. The result presents a huge range of creative possibilities.
Inspired by natural forms, Campion Platt, a new eco collection from HBF Textiles, reinterprets the traditional ideas of weaving, quilting and stitching while setting them against our visual perceptions of landscape forms and the macro environment. The collection’s six diverse woodland-inspired patterns portray these abstractions from everyday nature.Fluent, a versatile new collection from Kimball Office, uses worksurfaces, tables, storage options, and privacy screens to address evolving brands, changing footprints and teams, and the differing needs of a multigenerational workforce. Fluent can be easily configured in numerous ways: single, double, private office or open plans, and for numerous work modes, including knowledge sharing, multi-tasking and individual focus.
Highmark now offers new options for InSync, the debut seating product from its InMotion series. Following a successful introduction at NeoCon 2008, InSync became the fastest selling task chair in Highmark’s 17-year history. This year, the company will introduce new options for InSync, including new finishes and backings. With upholstered or leather backing, InSync enters the C-suite but maintains its “Main Street” pricing.

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