For three days the commercial interiors design industry was fixed on the annual NeoCon Trade Show held in Chicago June 15-17. We were there exploring some of the new products and trends. Here’s our take on two of the most intriguing trends that stood out to us.
Bold Colors – From chairs to carpet, the seemingly unbridled use of bold, fun and vibrant colors continues. This is most likely an expression of an upbeat economy. But it’s also a reflection of how corporate environments can use color to create energy and intrigue, while also supporting their brand. We especially noticed J+J Flooring Group’s new F-Stop product from its Filtered Effects collection.
This infusion of color underscores the importance of our recently introduced Brilliant Collection, an accumulation of seven highly vibrant colors that can bring more styling options for hospitality, corporate or virtually any other commercial interiors projects.
Cross-Over Products – The trend toward more “cross over” products that can serve multiple markets continues. We were especially enthralled with Bentley’s High Score™ and Multi Play™ products from the mill’s Arcade Legend™ Collection. According to the company, the products “pair bold-scale pattern with random, overall textured pattern….and the complex integration of color introduces a metallic element – a bonus for interiors looking for bold style with a touch of bling.” The intriguing patterns and the “touch of bling” means the products could “cross over” — working just as well in a corporate office as in a hospitality environment.
On a related side note, Zeftron will soon be introducing its new Reflective Elements Collection. Using colors that have reflective qualities, this high luster collection can add elegance, depth, richness and sophistication to virtually any commercial carpet product.
We welcome your thoughts! What stood out to you at this year’s NeoCon?
This year we once again made the exciting trip to NeoCon. For three days in June the Merchandise Mart in Chicago is transformed into a product playground for the commercial interiors industry. Zeftron was honored to be at NeoCon to support our mill partners who were exhibiting and view their latest product offerings.
NeoCon also gave us the opportunity to discuss the forthcoming announcement of several new colors to our color line. We are excited to make this announcement very soon! Check back for updates.
With a successful NeoCon complete, we’re looking forward to a few more marquee trade shows later this year, including Metrocon (August 13 – 15 in Dallas), HD Americas (formerly HD Boutique Sept. 16-17 in Miami), Greenbuild (Oct. 22-24 in New Orleans) and NeoCon East (Oct. 29-30 in Baltimore).
Will you be at any of these upcoming shows? Let us know so we can make sure to connect with you there.
NeoCon is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, annually attended by over 40,000 architecture and design professionals. With over three days of non-stop resources, energy and ideas, NeoCon is the single most important industry event of the year and your one-stop destination.
About Zeftron Nylon
Zeftron® nylon is the brand name for a select offering of nylon 6 commercial carpet yarn systems. These yarn systems have been supplied to carpet manufacturers specializing in carpet for the commercial interiors marketplace for more than 40 years. Through dedicated partnerships, a premium product and superior service, Zeftron nylon Delivers More.