i.d.o.’s Best of NeoCon 2010

i.d.o.’s Best of NeoCon 2010

A trio of i.d.o. associates (Jill, Amanda, and Lee) attended NeoCon 2010, and we’d like to take this opportunity to share with you some of our favorite new innovations! Amid our tightly-packed schedule of tours and educational seminars, here’s what we discovered in the world of new products: Designtex WriteUp h2o: a water-based writeable surface paint that can be applied to any prepared surface—for example, conference room walls. It’s a clear coat that will show paint color through, so no limitations to color and your overall design! This product contains low VOCs too, only 45 grams per liter. It works with any dry erase markers and can contribute toward LEED points! Steelcase Node chair: This is a chair-desk-backpack holder all in one. The chair makes classroom arrangement and rearrangement easy. The desk portion is in the form of a tablet arm, and is comfortable for right-handed people and “lefties” too! The basket below the seat is a great place to store backpacks and books, leaving aisle ways clear. Durkan Hospitality Synthesis: a new technology from Durkan that features customizable choices for pairing pattern and texture together, with the option to do a custom pattern. This product is a great alternative to woven carpets, being that it’s at a better price point and has better stain and soil protection. Bernhardt Curio table: an occasional table, introduced to us by the designer himself! The table is available in many wood finishes and some fun color finishes as well. The top allows for inserts made of glass, leather, or COM materials such as solid surface or stone. The table is available in three different sizes. Davis SITE table: a new approach to conferencing. The SITE table is a beautiful piece of furniture as well as a technologically-smart product. It allows for collaboration—its 20” height lends itself to a more casual conferencing environment. Tandus Powerbond technology: Tandus has introduced a new product—not necessarily a carpet, but a VCTT (Variable Cushion Tufted Textile). The product has a layer of resilient sheet goods fused to a nylon wear layer. It’s been used in various market segments. Falcon Lucky chair: The Lucky chair features a single-body shell with two-color finish on the front and back and a non-slip texture on the seat. The chair is available in regular height and stool height. It comes with or without arms and is available with glides or a leg base. The backside is available in six colors. Coalesse Power Pod: The Power Pod is a clever solution for covering technology access and storage. The technology piece offers six outlets. The cover piece offers storage for pens, pencils, a small notepad, etc. and conceals the outlets when they’re not being used. The Power Pod is portable and can be used on any work surface or table. Among other favorites, the aforementioned were some of the most memorable ones. If you attended NeoCon 2010, what products/innovations sparked your interest? Do you have any other information to add to the above products? Thank you very much for your interest and feedback! Submitted by: Lee Boyland Images at top: Bernhardt Curio table Steelcase Node chair Coalesse Power Pod Durkan Hospitality Synthesis Falcon Lucky Chair Designtex WriteUp

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