04 Jun 2019

NeoCon extends outdoors and unveils a focus on outdoor workspace design.

Category: Blog, News

NeoCon extends its experience outside the Mart offering a welcome outdoor oasis within the city, with an experiential outdoor environment made of ECONYL® regenerated yarn.

Designed by Gensler Chicago and brought to life in collaboration with Forward Fruit Branded Environments, the NeoCon Plaza, the new outdoor amenity that will mark the 2019 NeoCon edition, will offer visitors a place to connect, collaborate, relax, recharge and enjoy the outdoors, with breathtaking views of the Chicago River, Riverwalk, and Chicago cityscape.

Inspired by the idea of “The Urban Boardwalk”, the NeoCon Plaza will provide a welcome outdoor oasis where guests will find different sheltered and unsheltered spaces for work, meeting, rest and enjoy the outdoors throughout each day and evening at Neocon.
These Social Spaces will be furnished by Haworth and Haworth Collection brands including Cassina, Cappellini, and JANUS et Cie. Attendees will also enjoy a wide range of gourmet food and drink options for breakfast through evening.

According to Todd Heiser, Managing Director and Principal of Gensler Chicago, “An effective workplace is critical, but it’s no longer enough. Employees want, and expect, an excellent experience at work, which means spaces with high levels of choice, variety, and balance. Adding an outdoor element is another step in the evolution of choice and it is with this philosophy that we approached the NeoCon Plaza.

The entire footprint of the outdoor environment features carpets made with ECONYL® regenerated and regenerable nylon created from waste including fishing nets and old carpets. All the carpet tile has been designed and supplied by Interface, made with ECONYL® yarn.

Discover more about the endless possibilities that ECONYL® regenerated yarn gives, by visiting our showroom n. 107 at Neocon 11th floor.
Come for real Italian espresso and to talk about sustainable design and materials with us.

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