NeoCon is one of the most important trade fairs in the furniture and habitat sector in the United States. In its 50th edition, more than 50,000 design professionals and 500 exhibitors have gathered in almost 100,000 square meters of exhibition space within the Merchandise Mart, where the Andreu World permanent showroom is located.
Of the five awards received by Andreu World, four have been honored with the "Best of NeoCon Award" awarded by the NeoCon competition among the best designs presented, and the fifth has been a "HiP Award" given by the magazine Interior Design, which distinguishes the most innovative creations of the NeoCon show, focused on the furniture industry and especially the design of workspaces.
The Nuez seat collection, designed by Patricia Urquiola, obtained a HiP award in the category of Best Hospitality: Seating.
The Capri Lounge, designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, received a "Gold Award" in the category of "Sofas and Lounge" for its great comfort and representativeness. Capri is a unique armchair with a current and practical design for lounge and active relaxation areas, combining comfort and ergonomics.
The Radial High Table received another "Gold Award" in the category of "Communal and Task" a versatile system of "smart tables" offered as individual table, meeting and high table. All are part of the idea of versatility and offer the option of connectivity.
For its part, the "Smart" bench won a "Silver Award" in the "Seating Barstools" category.
Finally the Lake chair, designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, obtained a "Silver Award" in the category of “Seating Stacking".
The Best of NeoCon Jury has recognized the innovation and care for the details of these new designs, which is characterized by its ergonomic qualities, comfort and ability to adapt to the new needs of work environments, areas of collaboration, And corporate waiting areas that require timeless designs.
The winners of the 2017 Best of NeoCon contest were announced on Monday, June 12. The Best of NeoCon® awards recognize the new products that are on display at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago during NeoCon in June.
The jury of Best of NeoCon is comprised of architects and designers, as well as professionals dedicated to the planning of corporate, educational, health or governmental spaces, who are responsible for selecting furniture and furnishings for their clients or North American organizations.