Neocon 2014: Trends in Materials

Neocon 2014: Trends in Materials

By Janet H. Thomas, RID Neocon 2014 runs June 9-11 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois. Industry professionals will attend and spend their time hearing about market trends and the furniture proposed to support these new cultural behaviors. Individuals looking for a more robust experience should also check out the Interior Sources Materials Pavilion  located on the 8th floor of the Mart. Technology brings to life new ways of fabricating finishes that go beyond the expected. SibuGlas is a lightweight surfacing sheet material useable for casework and cladding with high abrasion resistance. Evocative Design combines agricultural byproducts with Mushroom Mycelium that creates a stable material that is moldable and can be utilized for packaging, insulation or furniture. Here you can see the first Mushroom house designed by Evocative. Tecnaro introduces Arboskin, a bio-plastic sheeting material developed to replace oil-based plastics in the construction industry. De Zeen magazine  published a detailed article on the collaboration that brought this product to market. To see more innovative products be sure to stop by the 8th floor and share your discoveries with our IDO followers on Facebook and Twitter.

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