- September 1st, 2015
- in News
A group of Furnishings and Design’s designers visited Chicago, IL in June to attend NeoCon, the premier interior design conference where new commercial interiors products and trends are displayed for attending designers to gain inspiration for upcoming projects. NeoCon describes itself as “the commercial interiors industry’s most important annual event – bringing together the right people, the best products, and the most innovative ideas.”
At the conference, our design staff learned how to incorporate current interior finishes and furniture trends into strategies for maintaining or updating facilities across campus. NeoCon provided the design team the opportunity to co
llaborate with industry experts and see an in-depth look at commercial interior design solutions for current campus needs.
One trend our designers found to be a continuing theme in design is creating a more collaborative environment. Instead of designating rooms for groups to meet in, we have seen a trend towards creating a meeting space within a larger space. Items such as mobile furniture strategically placed in an open area provide for more impromptu meetings among coworkers.
This can be anything from a touch down space for quick discussions to a student work station that allows more flexibility to work alongside professionals in their chosen career.