Mockett’s NeoCon 2019 Wrap-Up
We had an absolute blast at NeoCon in Chicago this year! Now in its 51st year, NeoCon is the premier trade show event in the commercial design industry. The Merchandise Mart was abuzz during the 3 action-packed days of the show with 500 leading companies showcasing their newest concepts and products for over 50,000 design professionals. Held every June, it is the launch pad for innovation in office design featuring the most cutting-edge products and furniture trends for the coming year.
If you attended the show, you probably spotted us on the 7th floor at booth 9030 – we are hard to miss at over 140’ long! This large booth space gives us the opportunity to put our finest architectural hardware on display for your viewing pleasure, showcasing our new designs, new concepts, new finishes and new twists on some of our most popular products.
It was evident this year that residential, hospitality, health-care, and workplace design all continue to intersect. One major component that ties this crossover market together is the ability to turn ordinary spaces into functional work spaces. This convergence of styles stems from integrated power. Putting power and charging connectivity directly into your design and at the user’s fingertips means adding a new level of comfort and convenience. Our pop-up power grommets were a big hit at the show and make for a great solution when power is needed in shared spaces.
Our New Concepts table was a huge draw with all of our latest designs and models out on display giving show attendees a sneak peek at what we have coming. We were pleased to include our 2018 Design Competition winners! Last year’s winning entries are well into the prototyping stages, and we were excited to show the progress. We love exhibiting these concepts at NeoCon and having the opportunity to receive valuable feedback from all of you. Whether it be thoughts on finishes, product modifications, or just discussing ideas on how you would integrate them into a new design, it is always fun to test these ideas out before the official launch. Keep an eye out for these concepts to move to the New Parts table next year!
This year’s show was a great success. It’s always such a pleasure exhibiting at The Mart and getting to see familiar faces and making some new friends along the way. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of the NeoCon family for over 20 years now. We look forward to seeing you in 2020 for another amazing show!