First time to NeoCon today. NeoCon, short for The National Exposition of Contract Furnishings (ah, now that makes more sense), is an annual design world tradeshow at the Merchandise Mart. Contract furnishings are the central focus of the show but there are also surfaces, accessories, textiles, lighting, wall treatments, stone and ceramics and architectural systems.
I wandered 7th and 8th floors. Found a few things in the surfaces category. Large-scale porcelains. Some acrylic resin products. A great CNC cutting studio, Ode Creative in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Had an indepth conversation with Mapei. I wanted to compare notes with Laticrete but they weren't exhibiting. Favorite booth was hands down Sunbrella's. But in the end it was my green+blue+metal+glass Chicago that caught my eye as I came out of the Mart into a hazy late spring afternoon.