NEOCON 2019 EVENT GUIDE

This June are you ready to fly back to the United States for the world’s leading platform for the commercial design industry? Since its creation in 1969 NeoCon has been considered a go-to event by industry professionals and experts (if you are a simple visitor you are more than welcome to participate, mingle and discover more about design!). This design event is particularly important for its setting, the same that characterized the fair since the beginning: we are talking about the vision, the particular atmosphere that any attendee can breathe when he steps for the first time in the event. Its value as an innovation hub renders the event the best place for anyone who is interested in commercial design and the sectors are the most variegated, from Workplace to Healthcare and Hospitality to Retail, Public Space, and Government. If you want to know more, keep reading our NEOCON 2019 EVENT GUIDE!

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NEOCON 2019 EVENT GUIDE

WHEN & WHERE

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You can’t really miss this appointment: from June 10th to 12th everyone will converge at The Mart in Chicago. There must be a reason if the numbers are usually so high: 50,000 design professionals; 500 leading companies from the main industry’s manufacturers ranging from furniture and fabrics to interior building products and finishes to technologies; and 100 CEU seminars that will allow visitors to participate in first-class educational programming featuring accredited seminars and conventions, plus the daily scheduled panel discussions and presentations.

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WHAT YOU CAN’T MISS

THE FAMILIAR AND THE UNUSUAL: AN INVESTIGATION OF BALANCE AND EXPERIENCE IN DESIGN

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On June 10th don’t miss this presentation done by Robin Standefer speaking about the Familiar and Unusual, followed by a Q and A along with Stephen Alesch. Both are the founders of Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors (New York) and have spent decades designing Hollywood sets, where they learned how to build different environments, every time following the story and building a narrative. That’s their projects’ aim: reject the corporate modernism view for a more specific and singular vision.

STUF MATTERS: THE MATERIAL WORLD WE MAKE

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Join designer, academic and creative director Ilsa Crawford, founder of Studioilse (London) for her NeoCon exhibition on June 11th about human needs and desires and how they can influence and be influenced by design. Her focus would be trying to answer the very important questions that today brands can’t really do anymore, i.e. creating environments that recreate a natural way of living, respecting the basic human needs, and making people more aware of what surrounds them.

DIFFA CHICAGO: GALA 2019

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Another DIFFA Gala is back, this time in Chicago. On June 8th, prepare yourself to be left amazed by the charity event focused on eradicating AIDS/HIV from the world. Revel Fulton Market will completely change face and become the perfect natural setting, where you would dance at the rhythm of neudisco while establishing a contact with nature, thanks to the biophilia, the hottest design trend right now. Are you sure you want to miss this important event of our NEOCON 2019 EVENT GUIDE?

NEOCON PLAZA

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After an entire day discovering new trends and getting more inspired with every presentation, what could be better than a relaxing setting, where a few drinks and refined food will be waiting only for your presence! Let yourself be mesmerized by the NeoCOn Plaza – The Urban Boardwalk, created by Haworth and designed by Gensler Chicago, located on the South Drive of The Mart. In here, you can keep dining and socializing (with the perfect view of Chicago river and cityscape!) thanks to the gourmet food of Chef Michael Kornick of DMK restaurant and Social Spaces, the perfect oasis, recreated by Haworth and Haworth Collection brands including Cassina, Cappellini, and JANUS et Cie. It’s a date!

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