The Office Uncubed
New products at NeoCon promise to make the daily grind easier.
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The Tyde series allows you to sit or stand at double workstations or conference tables. A nifty electric height-adjustment motor is especially quiet and is hidden under the table, inside a sound-absorbing cover.
Aside from the common complaint of noise, flexibility remains a persistent challenge in today’s diverse workplaces—to accommodate different generations all working together under one roof, and the changing nature of tasks that need to be done.
At this year’s NeoCon fair in Chicago, manufacturers like Herman Miller, Vitra, Keilhauer, and Steelcase are offering compelling options to better meet users’ needs. With 730 exhibitors and more than 40,000 expected visitors, the fair is positioned to be one of the best in years.
Not only has the Merchandise Mart reorganized the exhibit show floors, it is also launching Onsite, a new NeoCon app. The program keynote will be delivered by Metropolis’s publisher and editor in chief, Susan S. Szenasy, who will talk with Studio O+A about workplace design for a tech-rich world.
Here is a selection of products on display at the Mart, all exhibiting the kind of creative problem solving necessary for our flexible work environments to better meet the needs of users and the planet.