This year marks both the 30th anniversary of Interiors & Sources, and the 4th anniversary of our revolutionary Materials Pavilion (#ISMatPav or #materialspavilion) at the annual NeoCon show in Chicago, and to celebrate, we’re making it bigger and better than ever!
If you’re not familiar with our Materials Pavilion (and you should be!), it’s the perfect place to discover a broad and exciting selection of decorative materials and finishes all in one convenient location. This year’s Pavilion, designed by members of the nonprofit organization Designs for Dignity (designsfordignity.org), will be expanding to 4,000 square feet of exhibit space on the 8th floor of the Mart (8-2130). On tap is an inspiring array of products curated by the Interiors & Sources editorial staff and designer and materials historian Grace Jeffers, in partnership with the experts at Material Intelligence, an informational resource on surfacing solutions for designers and fabricators.
The Pavilion’s emphasis is on experience and education. Each sample is accompanied by details on the material’s makeup, environmental properties, and recommended applications. Attendees will also discover how to specify exact design matches across several different types of materials, allowing designers to select the performance and durability required for every application in a project without having to compromise on the aesthetic they want.
Also be sure to stop by on Tuesday afternoon to meet the Interiors & Sources 2014 I Like Design student internship contest winner!
The following pages feature just a small sampling of the decorative materials and finishes you will find this year. Come and discover more in person during NeoCon—we hope to see you on the 8th floor!