Necessity is the mother of invention they say…and invent, or, design, they did! NeoCon 2014 did not disappoint so far as inventive, exciting, forward-thinking new products. Here are a few of the BA Designs team favorites:
Teknion offered many chatter-worthy releases including: the Livello counter balance (versus pneumatic) height adjustable table, the Sabrina & Variable chairs, Studio Collection’s Lite Wall, and Form + Structure Textiles by Suzanne Tick. The Lite Wall from the Studio Collection being a Gold Award winner this year at NeoCon.
Hon’s Endorse line was well received; most notably for the breadth of line it offers. From 4- leg stack guest, bar & counter height stools, to conference and welcome areas – Endorse can provide a multitude of seating solutions.
Kimball’s Xsede open office solution, offering a common kit of parts was welcomed with enthusiasm as more and more work spaces move toward benching applications and touch-down points.
National released new additions to their Fringe line, including the innovative Fringe Bistro that can be mounted at various heights and offers incredible versatility with one line, in a minimal footprint. The Essay chair was introduced as a “Coming Soon” teaser. Its innovative base – allowing the user greater ease to access the items stored under the seat, a non-handed tablet, and additional seating solutions that will be offered in the line was met with great anticipation.
Mixed Materials by Patcraft was another NeoCon favorite- the ability to seamlessly marry hard surface with carpet in creative, organic, integrated patterns yielded a Gold Award for the company.
Innovation collides with durability and design with Ghent’s Acrylite Acrylic Marker board. The surface is 2x more scratch resistant than glass and ½ the weight of glass. Look for this to be used in a variety of applications.
It’s always a thrill to see what the Design teams at our manufacturers have been up to; it’s especially exciting when you see that they are investing in taking to heart what their customers want and need and bringing those products to fruition.
BA Designs is a dealer for all of the manufacturers mentioned.