Every year NeoCon hosts one of the largest and most anticipated events for the commercial design industry, featuring emerging talents and innovative products from leading companies. This year was no different, with The Mart in Chicago bursting with unique micro environments; each boasting a distinctive design with focus features such as neon lighting, greenery, bold patterns, and colossal foam-filled furniture. Members of the Spector Group design team attended NeoCon2019, and what a year to be there! We decided to highlight some of the noticeable trends which filled the exhibition and are taking the commercial industry by storm.
Top Trends from NeoCon 2019:
The Living Room Effect
This effect has been coined to describe the shift in modern commercial interior décor from traditionally styled workplace to a more residential look and feel.
These stony commercial spaces of the past are swiftly changing, focusing more on a flexible well-connected workplace that is mindful of the individual and the time spent in these spaces. Mid-century modern style chairs, sofas, coffee tables, ottomans & plush pieces were the predominant trends being showcased in the many micro meeting and reception spaces, emphasizing the direction of creating a more comfortable and attractive workplace. Furthermore, NeoCon 2019 boasted a collection of the classic neutral palettes and bold prints intertwined with vibrant pops of color. The eclectic mix of materials and color palettes emphasized the “mix n match” trend you would typically find in one’s own home.