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NeoCon 2012

Having already blogged about the Clerkenwell Design Week which we visited, it is important to note that there is another exhibition that even though we did not have the chance to visit, it is worth commenting on all the same.

Held in Chicago and spanning across 18 floors, this exhibition is proving to be one of the most prominent exhibitions in the American office furniture enthusiast’s calendar. Of course NeoCon is not just for the enthusiasts, it is exposition of all things related to contract furnishings. Held at the Merchandise Mart, NeoCon is an exhibition for architects, designers, government buyers, dealers and manufacturers to find out about the latest trends in office furnishings.

This exhibition is a place where manufacturers from around the world, 20 different countries to be precise, can display their latest office furniture and office seating ranges to the world before release and gives office furniture manufacturers a unique opportunity to get feedback for their products before they make it into production.

One notable piece of furniture that cannot be distinctly categorised as office or café furniture is the Hosu chair. Designed by Patricia Urquiola for Coalesse, the design evolved from research that suggests that when a group of people get together with their digital devices, whether it be a tablet or the latest iPhone, they like to lounge close to the floor and even sprawl out a bit.

The Hosu chair, has been designed for use in informal offices, and can be used as break out furniture, but its design means that it would not look out of place around the office. The piece itself is available in single or 2 seater versions and has a fold out seat cushion that makes it perfect for the as an office lounger. Available in a range of different coloured fabrics and leather options, this exquisite piece of furniture is a perfect work-from –home lounge seat.

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