See the full list of 81 Best of NeoCon 2018 winners

Lounge Furniture Collections Keilhauer_Untucked

The Lounge Furniture Collections category took the top prize as the Best of Competition with Untucked, manufactured by Keilhauer, located in Showroom 373.

The winners of the 2018 Best of NeoCon Competition were announced on Monday, June 11, during an awards breakfast hosted by Contract at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago. Eighty-one awards were distributed in this year’s competition of contract furnishing products, including eight Innovation Awards and a Best of Competition Award.

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A total of 374 products were entered in 41 product and furnishing categories in the competition, presented by Contract magazine, and sponsored by NeoCon and The McMorrow Reports Facility Management & Design Insights.

The Lounge Furniture Collections category took the top prize as the Best of Competition with Untucked, manufactured by Keilhauer, located in Showroom 373.

Editors’ Choice Awards were bestowed to:

  • Designtex, Designtex + Coalesse Collection for Textiles: Upholstery, Showroom 303.
  • Geiger Intl., Reframe Lounge Furniture, for Lounge Furniture Collections, Showroom 318.
  • Davis Furniture Industries, Tango, for Seating: Guest, Showroom 3-115.

    Davis Furniture’s Tango was honored with and Editors’ Choice award.

  • Milliken, Textured Sky, for Carpet: Modular, Showroom 1149.
  • Skyline Design, Linework Glass Collection, for Architectural Decorative Glass, Showroom 1040.

The 2018 winners are:

ACOUSTIC PANELS & SOLUTIONS
Gold: Unika Vaev: ecoustic™ Sculpt Ceiling Tiles
Silver: ROOM: ROOM One
Innovation: Scandinavian Spaces: Pixel

ARCHITECTURAL & DECORATIVE GLASS
Editors’ Choice: Skyline Design: Linework Glass Collection

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS
Gold: Clarus Glassboards: Glide
Silver: Carvart: glassENCLOSE

CARPET: BROADLOOM
Gold: Tarkett/Tandus Centiva: Velvet Fringe Series
Silver: Bentley Mills: The Drawing Room Collection

Bentley’s The Drawing Room Collection took Silver in the Broadloom category.

CARPET: FIBER
Gold: Mohawk Group: Heathered Hues

CARPET: MODULAR
Gold: Shaw Contract: Haven
Silver: Patcraft: Dichroic
Editors’ Choice: Milliken: Textured Sky

CASE GOODS
Gold: Three H: Woodstock
Silver: Gunlocke: Silea EH

CONFERENCE ROOM FURNITURE
Gold: Okamura: Traverse Satellite
Silver: Tuohy Furniture Corporation: Duende Tables

EDUCATION SOLUTIONS
Gold: Allsteel: Rock Chair
Silver: SitOnIt Seating: Movi

Patcraft’s Dichroic took Silver for Carpet Modular.

FLOORING: HARD-SURFACE
Gold: Tarkett/Johnsonite: Pentagonals
Silver: Shaw Contract: Natural Choreography

FURNITURE: BENCHING
Gold: Knoll Inc: Rockwell Unscripted Sawhorse WorkBench
Silver: Knoll Inc: k. bench

FURNITURE COLLECTIONS FOR COLLABORATION
Gold: Boss Design: ATOM
Silver: Keilhauer: Untucked
Innovation: Steelcase: Mackinac

FURNITURE SYSTEMS & ENHANCEMENTS:
Gold: KI Furniture: Tattoo
Silver: Humanscale: Humanscale Monitor Arms

HEALTHCARE FABRICS & TEXTILES
Gold: Designtex: Surroundings
Silver: KnollTextiles: Between the Lines Collection

HEALTHCARE FLOORING
Gold: Tarkett/Tandus Centiva: Garden Walk
Innovation: Mohawk Group: Healthy Environments

HEALTHCARE GUEST & LOUNGE SEATING
Gold: Steelcase: Embold Collection
Silver: Herman Miller: Palisade Collection

Spec Furniture’s Hardi Rocker won Gold for Healthcare Patient Seating.

HEALTHCARE PATIENT SEATING
Gold: Spec Furniture: Hardi Rocker

LIGHTING: DECORATIVE
Gold: Barbican: WEV Collection
Silver: BuzziSpace: BuzziHat

LIGHTING: DESKTOP/TASK, FURNITURE-INTEGRATED
Gold: Fräsch: Lysa
Silver: Humanscale: Nova

LOUNGE FURNITURE COLLECTIONS
Gold: Keilhauer: Untucked
Silver: Studio TK: Borough
Editors’ Choice: Geiger International: Reframe Lounge Furniture

OFFICE ACCESSORIES
Gold: Bretford Manufacturing: Juice Mobile Power
Silver: Teknion: tn Desktop Accessories & Personal Storage Collection

SEATING: BAR STOOLS
Gold: Andreu World: Duos Barstool
Silver: Allermuir: Axyl Stool

SEATING: BENCHES
Gold: Keilhauer: 141
Silver: Leland: Back Bench

SEATING: CONFERENCE
Gold: Keilhauer: Orign
Silver: Andreu World: Flex Armchair

Herman Miller took Gold in Ergonomic Desk/Task chair with Cosm.

SEATING: ERGONOMIC DESK/TASK
Gold: Herman Miller: Cosm
Silver: Nienkämper: Trench
Innovation: Steelcase: SILQ

SEATING: GUEST
Gold: Sandler Seating: Flat
Silver: JANUS et Cie: Nodi Armchair
Innovation: Allermuir: Axyl Chair
Editors’ Choice: Davis Furniture Industries: Tango

SEATING: SOFAS & LOUNGE
Gold: Davis Furniture Industries: Ginkgo Ply Lounge
Silver: Andreu World: Dado
Innovation: ICF: Land Lounge Chair

SEATING: STACKING
Gold: SitOnIt Seating: Movi
Silver: Groupe Lacasse: IO by United Chair

SPACE DIVIDERS/PARTITIONS/SCREENS
Gold: Carnegie: Xorel Vue
Silver: Spacesaver Corporation: Day-Use Lockers

SURFACING MATERIALS & FINISHES
Gold: Formica Group North America: Formica Infiniti® ColorCore®2
Silver: Crossville, Inc: Convergence

Nienkämper’s Vox Solid Wood Table won Gold for Table Communal & Task.

TABLES: COMMUNAL & TASK
Gold: Nienkämper: Vox Solid Wood Table
Silver: Nucraft Furniture: Preston

TABLES: HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE
Gold: Watson Furniture Group: Tia Collection
Silver: Nienkämper Gateway Movable Workstations

TABLES: OCCASIONAL
Gold: Andreu World: Reverse Stone
Silver: OFS Brands Inc: Roo

TABLES: TRAINING & WORK
Gold: Nucraft Furniture: Myne
Silver: HALCON: SkillSet

TECHNOLOGY-INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS
Gold: Teknion: Swerv Monitor Arm
Silver: Naava: Naava Active Green Wall
Innovation: Teknion: Cerebro

TEXTILES: UPHOLSTERY
Gold: Designtex: Celliant
Silver: Luum Textiles: Tactility
Innovation: Luna Textiles: Endless
Editors’ Choice: Designtex: Designtex + Coalesse Collection

Maars Living Walls AXES won a silver in Walls; Moveable category.

WALLS: MOVABLE
Gold: ALUR: ALUR Duo
Silver: Maars Living Walls: AXES

WALL TREATMENTS
Gold: KnollTextiles: Atmosphere Collection
Silver: NappaTile: Elodie Blanchard Collection

WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGIES
Gold: Jabbrrbox: JabbrrX
Silver: Smartblock Oy: Smartblock FD

The Best of NeoCon jury is composed of 42 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. Eight 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.

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