Contract Names 2017 Best of NeoCon Winners

Halo by HALCON. Image courtesy HALCON.

The winners of the 2017 Best of NeoCon Competition were announced on Monday, June 12, during an awards breakfast hosted by Contract at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago. 
Ninety-six awards were distributed in this year’s competition of contract furnishing products, including 10 Innovation Awards and a Best of Competition Award.


The awards breakfast hosted by Contract at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago. Photograph courtesy of Oscar & Associates

HALCON won Best of Competition for Halo in the Conference Room Furniture category.

 View a gallery of all of the Best of NeoCon winners here.

The 2017 winners are:

ACOUSTIC PANELS & SOLUTIONS

Gold: BuzziSpace: Buzzipleat
Silver: Snowsound USA: Snowsound Diesis

ARCHITECTURAL & DECORATIVE GLASS

Gold: Skyline Design: Transcend™ by Suzanne Tick

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS
Gold: Teknion: Altos Landscape
Silver: Carvart: CARVART by Soema

CARPET FIBER

Gold: Aquafil USA: ECONYL® Pure
Silver: Bolyu: ContinuousColor

CARPET: BROADLOOM

Gold: Tarkett North America: Apace
Silver: Bentley Mills: The Outskirts Collection
Editors’ Choice: Bentley Mills: Night Vision

CARPET: MODULAR
Gold: Mohawk Group: Lichen
Silver: Shaw Contract: Emergence
Innovation: Bolyu: Collaborative Collection

CASE GOODS

Gold: Tuohy Furniture Corporation: Andavi
Silver: Nienkamper: Cern Collection

CONFERENCE ROOM FURNITURE
Best of Competition: HALCON: Halo
Gold: HALCON: Halo
Silver: Decca / Elan: Gait

EDUCATION SOLUTIONS
Gold: KI: Ruckus Collection
Silver: Steelcase Education: Verb® Active Media Table

FILES & MOBILE STORAGE SYSTEMS

Gold: Knoll: Anchor Raised Storage
Silver: Watson Furniture: Sidecar

FLOORING: HARD-SURFACE

Gold: Mohawk Group: Lineate
Silver: Patcraft: Subtractive Layers

FURNITURE COLLECTIONS FOR COLLABORATION
Gold: Herman Miller: Prospect
Silver: OFS Brands: Heya
Innovation: Davis Furniture: Q6

FURNITURE SYSTEMS
Gold: West Elm Workspace with Inscape: Conduit by Gensler
Silver: Teknion: Expansion City Line

FURNITURE: BENCHING

Gold: Inscape: Arrivals Bench
Silver: West Elm Workspace with Inscape: Conduit by Gensler

HEALTHCARE FABRICS & TEXTILES

Gold: Designtex: Biophilia Collection
Silver: Mayer Fabrics: Renewal Collection
Innovation: Via Seating: Genie Copper Mesh

HEALTHCARE FLOORING

Silver: Tarkett: Ensemble Healthcare Collection

HEALTHCARE GUEST/LOUNGE SEATING

Gold: Steelcase Health: Surround
Silver: Integra Seating: Valayo Collection

HEALTHCARE PATIENT SEATING
Silver: OFS Brands: Hug

LIGHTING: DECORATIVE

Gold: West Elm Workspace with Inscape: Linear Wood LED Lighting
Silver: Barbican: PipeLight

LIGHTING: DESKTOP/TASK, FURNITURE-INTEGRATED

Gold: Koncept: Splitty Desk Lamp
Silver: Humanscale: Infinity

LOUNGE FURNITURE COLLECTIONS
Gold: Gunlocke: Calm Lounge Collection
Silver: Davis Furniture: Nora
Editors’ Choice: Bernhardt Design: Terry Crews Collection

OFFICE ACCESSORIES

Gold: Active Ideas: HOVR
Silver: Teknion: Zones Easels, Storage Carts, Food Trolley and Accessories

PLUMBING FIXTURES

Gold: Bradley Corporation: Verge with WashBar Technology

SEATING: BAR STOOLS

Gold: Gunlocke: Tia Barstools
Silver: Andreu World: Smart Barstool

SEATING: BENCHES

Gold: Davis Furniture Industries: Weda
Silver: Bernhardt Design: Catia

SEATING: CONFERENCE

Gold: Stylex: F4
Silver: The Senator Group: Rapt

SEATING: ERGONOMIC DESK/TASK

Gold: Geiger: Taper Chair
Silver: Interstuhl: VINTAGEis5

SEATING: GUEST

Gold: Gunlocke: Tia Guest
Silver: Calligaris: Saint Tropez
Innovation: JANUS et Cie: Katachi High Back Lounge Chair
Editors’ Choice: Gunlocke: Calia

SEATING: SOFAS & LOUNGE

Gold: Andreu World: Capri Lounge
Silver: Allermuir: Mozaik

SEATING: STACKING

Gold: Davis Furniture: Reed
Silver: Andreu World: Lake

SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING

Silver: Takeform: Applaud

SOFTWARE/APPLICATION FOR SPECIFICATIONS

Gold: Mohawk Group: Visual Interactive Studio
Silver: Snowsound USA: Snowsound Analysis Software

SPACE DIVIDERS/PARTITIONS/SCREENS

Gold: KI: Universal Height-Adjustable Screen
Silver: SiS Ergo: Aura™

SURFACING MATERIALS & FINISHES

Gold: National Wood Solutions: Compact Wood

TABLES: COMMUNAL & TASK

Gold: Andreu World: Radial High Table
Silver: Howe: MN201
Editors’ Choice: HBF: Harmoni Table by Space Copenhagen

TABLES: HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE

Gold: HALCON: Halo
Silver: Vitra: Citterio Desking System (CDS)
Innovation: Vitra: Citterio Desking System (CDS)

TABLES: OCCASIONAL

Gold: Davis Furniture: Hans
Silver: OFS Brands: Wyre

TABLES: TRAINING & WORK

Silver: HBF: Simple Writing Desk

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
Silver: SBFI North America: Arc

TECHNOLOGY-INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS

Gold: Falcon: Falcon Low Voltage Power and Lighting
Silver: Designtex: Casper Cloaking Technology
Innovation: Designtex: Casper Cloaking Technology
Innovation: Gantner Technologies: Networked Locking System

TEXTILES: UPHOLSTERY

Gold: Pallas Textiles: Loft Collection
Silver: HBF Textiles: Raw Materials Collection
Innovation: Carnegie: PFRM

WALL TREATMENTS
Gold: Skyline Design: Transcend™ by Suzanne Tick
Silver: DuChateau: Wall Coverings
Editors’ Choice: Skyline Design: Transcend™ by Suzanne Tick

WALLS: MOVABLE
Gold: Maars Living Walls: SQAPE
Silver: Maars Living Walls: Acoustical Sliding Door

WINDOW TREATMENTS

Gold: Innovations: Drapery and Sheers Collection
Silver: Carnegie: Net Works
Innovation: MechoSystems: WhisperShade® DC Electronic Drive Unit (motor)

WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGIES
Silver: SnapCab featuring Corning® Gorilla® Glass: SnapCab Pod