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2019 Best of NeoCon: OFS Obeya wins Best of Competition; 83 honored

OFS Obeya won the Best of Competition in the Best of NeoCon Competition 2019. Its category was architectural products. It was designed by Webb Associates.

Chicago — Eighty-three awards were distributed in the Best of NeoCon 2019 competition of contract furnishing products during NeoCon at The Mart. Eight Innovation Awards, six Editors’ Choice Awards and a Best of Competition Award were included among the honors in the 30th annual competition.

See The Best of NeoCon Gallery of Winners here.

There were entries in 42 product and furnishing categories in the competition, presented by Contract magazine, and sponsored by NeoCon and The McMorrow Reports Facility Management & Design Insights.

The Architectural Products category took the top prize as the Best of Competition with Obeya, manufactured by OFS, located in Showroom 1132.  

The 2019 winners are:

Acoustic Panels & Solutions
Gold: Snowsound: FLAT
Silver: Luxxbox: Linea Acoustic LED Lighting System

Acoustic Privacy & Modular Solutions
Gold: OFS: Leant To
Silver: Framery Acoustics: Framery 2Q

Architectural & Decorative Glass

Silver: Skyline Design: Oblique & Chevron

Architectural Products
Gold and Best of Competition: OFS: Obeya
Silver: Connectrac: Flex

Carpet: Broadloom
Gold: Tarkett: Tatami System
Silver: Mohawk Group: Textural Effects

Carpet: Contract Area Rugs
Innovation: Mohawk Group: Connecting Neurons Definity

Carpet: Modular
Gold: Patcraft: Deconstructed Felt
Silver: Shaw Contract: Suited

Case Goods
Gold: HALCON: HALO Office
Silver: Herman Miller: Geiger One Casegoods

Conference Room Furniture
Gold: Nucraft: Alev
Innovation: Tuohy Furniture Corp.: Meich Tables
Silver: Andreu World: Reverse Wood

Education Solutions
Gold: VS America: JUMPER
Silver: Keilhauer: Buncha

Flooring: Hard Surface LVT & Planks
Gold: Patcraft: Handloom
Innovation: Metroflor Corp.: Metroforms with Attraxion Magnetic Attachment Technology
Silver: Milliken & Co.: Change Agent LVT

Furniture Collections for Collaboration
Gold: Steelcase: Flex Collection
Innovation: Teknion: Bene Box
Silver: STYLEX: Free Address

Furniture Systems & Enhancements
Gold: Watson Furniture Group: Cloud 9 Rail
Silver: HALCON: HALO Office

Furniture: Benching
Gold: Innovant: Cross Benching

Healthcare Fabrics & Textiles
Gold: Designtex: Biophilia 2.0
Silver: CF Stinson: Chiaroscuro Collection

Healthcare Flooring
Gold: Teknoflor: Coordination Collection
Silver: Mohawk Group: True Hues

Healthcare Guest & Lounge Seating
Gold: Kwalu: Prizzi Lounge
Healthcare Patient Seating
Silver: Spec Furniture: Tailor HD

Lighting: Decorative & Hospitality
Gold: Eaton: Shaper Sense Acoustic LED Luminaires
Silver: LightArt: Acoustic Wing

Lounge Furniture Collections
Gold: Haworth Inc.: Cabana Lounge
Silver: Andreu World: Rap Sofa

Movable Walls
Gold: Teknion: Tek Vue
Silver: Allsteel: Beyond Pavilion

Office Accessories
Gold: Allsteel: Radii
Silver: Watson Furniture Group: Cloud 9 Cart and Garage

Seating: Bar Stools
Editors’ Choice: Martin Brattrud: Cumbia
Gold: Davis Furniture Industries: Muse Barstool

Seating: Benches
Editors’ Choice: Nienkämper: Heartbeat
Gold: Green Furniture Concept: Nova C Perch
Silver: Allermuir: Axyl Bench

Seating: Conference
Gold: OFS: Kasura
Silver: Davis Furniture Industries: M75

Seating: Ergonomic Desk/Task
Gold: via seating: Younique
Silver: Nightingale Corp.: NLC

Seating: Guest
Gold: Allermuir: Kin
Silver: Andreu World: Gala

Seating: Outdoor Contract & Hospitality
Silver: Andreu World: Nuez Outdoor

Seating: Sofas & Lounge
Gold: Andreu World: Rap sofa
Silver: Green Furniture Concept: Nova C Recliner

Seating: Stacking
Gold: Sandler Seating: HDS 1.1
Silver: SitOnIt Seating | IDEON: Mika

Signage & Wayfinding
Gold: Takeform: Lucid Refined Interior Signage
Silver: 2/90 Sign Systems: SafeCare Signs

Space Dividers/Partitions/Screens
Gold: Clarus Glassboards: Flex Wall
Silver: Naava: Naava Flow

Tables: Communal & Task
Gold: Nucraft: Epono
Silver: Davis Furniture Industries: Inform

Tables: Height-Adjustable/Training/Work
Editors’ Choice: Versteel: Sky
Gold: Watson Furniture Group: Cloud 9 Desk
Silver: Senator International: Array

Tables: Occasional
Editors’ Choice: Studio TK: Freehand Occasional Tables
Gold: Nucraft: Alev
Innovation: Davis Furniture Industries: Lift

Technology-Integrated Solutions
Gold: Steelcase: Roam
Innovation: Connectrac: Flex
Silver: National Lighting: Revive

Textiles: Upholstery
Editors’ Choice: Wolf Gordon: VEER
Editors’ Choice: Luum Textiles: Future Tense Collection
Gold: HBF: Lost & Found
Innovation: Haworth Inc.: Haworth Knits
Silver: Momentum Group: Architectural Textures Collection

Wall Treatments
Innovation: Momentum Group: Woven Silica
Silver: Designtex: Metallic Wallcoverings

Workplace Technologies
Gold: CF Stinson: designMix with colorAI
Silver: FreeAxez: Gridd Mobile

Editors’ Choice Awards were bestowed to:

  • Luum Textiles, Future Tense Collection for Textiles: Upholstery, Showroom 1043.
  • Martin Brattrud, Cumbia for Seating: Bar Stools, Showroom 347.
  • Nienkämper, Heartbeat for Seating: Benches, Showroom 365.
  • Studio TK, Freehand Occasional Tables for Tables: Occasional, Showroom 1041.
  • Versteel, Sky for Tables: Height-Adjustable/Training/Work, Showroom 1093.
  • Wolf-Gordon, VEER for Textiles: Upholstery, Showroom 10-161.

The Best of NeoCon jury is composed of 41 contract interior designers and architects, and corporate, healthcare, and institutional facilities management executives who are responsible for selecting and buying furniture and furnishings for their specific organizations or clients. Seven jury teams visited The Mart showrooms and 7th floor booths to judge each product. Manufacturers and product designers had the opportunity to explain and discuss details of the product and answer jurors’ questions.

Best of NeoCon Competition Gallery of Entrants can be viewed here.

The Best of NeoCon Gallery of Winners can be viewed here.