Joel Berman's Heat Lamp (above), Luna Textiles' fabrics and shoes, the Steelcase node by IDEO, Allsteel Link Light and Knoll's new Antenna Workspaces, were five that got my attention at the NeoCon show this year.
Heat Lamp from Joel Berman Glass Studios
Joel Berman's Heat light fixture is made from a sculpted piece of acrylic illuminated by high-intensity LEDs and hung from a stainless steel enclosure. The rippling water look comes from the company's custom Arrigado texturing process.
3D Textiles + Shoes from Luna Textiles
I normally might not venture into a textile showroom while wandering the Mart during NeoCon, but Luna's colorful shoes hanging throughout the room really drew me in.
It's a great eye-popping way to show off their new styles, including my personal favorite, a three-dimensional fabric that never deforms from their Solstice Collection.
node desk from Steelcase
Steelcase recently teamed with IDEO to completely reinvent the classroom desk. The result, called node, caters to the needs of today's students with multiple storage options, casters that allow for high mobility, and an adjustable work surface that holds laptops with ease. It's available in 12 colors and ships in just three pieces for an ultra-quick setup with no tools required.
Link Light by Allsteel
When approaching the design for Link, the goal was to create an efficient, sustainable lighting solution using as few parts as possible.
The highly adjustable arm is covered in a conductive aluminum skin, eliminating the need for internal wiring, while the halo-like head offers 180-degree movement. Link uses 97% less energy than an incandescent task light and is rated for a minimum of 10-15 years of daily use.
Antenna Workspaces by Knoll
The Antenna Workspaces are built on an ultra-simple rail system that allows for an almost unlimited combination of desk and table applications. My favorite pairing is pictured; a frosted glass tabletop exposes the industrial style of the rails, highlighted even further with a bright red coat of paint.
The designers, Sigi Moeslinger and Masamichi Udagawa, had no previous furniture experience, but were selected by Knoll for a completely fresh perspective on the office environment.