Tag - Neocon

NeoCon 2023, Save the Date!

This June Design Pool is heading back to Chicago for NeoCon 2023. Organizers have announced the theme of this year's event is Together We Design. NeoCon 2023 Details: Date: June 12 – 14, 2023Time: Monday and Tuesday, 9 AM – 5 PM & Wednesday, 9 AM – 3 PMLocation: theMART in ChicagoBooth: 7th Floor, Booth # TBD For Design Pool, NeoCon is always a time to make a splash with a brand-new collection of patterns as we introduce our company to the interior...

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5 Things We Learned at NeoCon & BDNY

As we unpack from the last of our 2022 trade shows, we always tack stock of what we learned at each show. This year, Design Pool exhibited at NeoCon for the second year. In addition, we also exhibited at Boutique Design Magazine’s BDNY. Whenever we exhibit at a show, we’re there for two reasons. First, we want to introduce interior designers to Design Pool. Second, we walk the floor looking for trends in pattern, color, and the industry in general....

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2022 NeoCon Color Trends

Walking the floors of theMART at NeoCon, we are keeping our eyes peeled for overarching trends in the industry. This year we saw four major trends: Acoustics, Biophilia, Transparency in Manufacturing, and the Experiential Office. In addition, we also pay attention to what colors are trending. For NeoCon color trends this year, we saw a lot of rich, earthy neutrals. Also, a lot of super saturated pastels and earth tones. In many showrooms, we saw entire spaces created with shades...

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Trendspotting at NeoCon 2022

NeoCon 2022 was a vibrant and fun show. After the quiet halls of 2021, it was a welcome and energizing change of pace. Though we spent a lot of time in Booth 7­–3050, we did manage to escape to the other floors of theMART to do some trendspotting at NeoCon. What did we see trendspotting at NeoCon 2022? Acoustics Acoustic solutions were everywhere. We think two things inspire this trend. First the shift in years past toward open offices. Second, many people...

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Invisible Threads named a HiP Award Honoree

That's a wrap on NeoCon 2022 and it was a productive 3 days for Design Pool. Our team loved introducing Design Pool to interior designers, architects, and students in the commercial interior industry. We are thrilled to let you know our work was recognized by Interior Design Magazine. First, Interior Design named Invisible Threads a HiP Award Honoree in the health and wellness: fabric and wall covering category. Also, Design Pool was featured in the Interior Design NeoCon Daily on...

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Find Design Pool at NeoCon in Booth 7-3050

It's almost time for NeoCon! You can find Design Pool at NeoCon on the seventh floor of theMART in Booth 7–3050. The Basics Dates: June 13 – 15, 2022Time: Monday and Tuesday 9 AM – 5 PM, Wednesday 9 AM – 3 PM Location: theMART in Downtown ChicagoOur Booth: On the 7th Floor, Booth 7–3050 Download Map Who will be there? Design Pool's founder Kristen Dettoni will be there with Kristin Crane, our Director of Marketing and Communications. Kristen is excited to introduce Design Pool to...

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10 Quick Tips from a NeoCon Newbie

I worked in the textile industry for many years as a designer, but it was always on the residential side. While our big trade shows were in High Point, North Carolina, I was always jealous of the contract designers who got to go to Chicago. NeoCon seemed fun, hip, and in a big city. Finally, I made it there in October 2021 with Design Pool. I love to travel and love planning trips. I also never travel without a travel...

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Get Inspired at NeoCon 2022

NeoCon 2022 starts June 13th! We have gone to NeoCon for many years as an attendee and eventually as an exhibitor. It is absolutely one of our favorite shows. If this is your first time, that's so exciting! We highly recommend doing some prep work before you arrive so you're well prepared. With a little bit of pre-planning, you will be inspired at NeoCon and get the most out of your experience. 5 Tips to Get Inspired at NeoCon Make a...

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The NeoCon 2022 Survival Guide

NeoCon is one of the most important events in the commercial interiors industry. Since launching in 1969, it has brought together designers, architects, manufacturers, students, and end-users all under one roof. This year’s event is taking place June 13 – 15 at theMART in Chicago. Anyone who has been to NeoCon before knows this is a small industry and this show can feel a lot like a class reunion. You'll likely be bumping into people from different jobs throughout your career....

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Invisible Threads Debuting at NeoCon 2022

“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.” Chinese Proverb Who are the invisible threads running through your life, stretching and tangling, but never breaking? Who are the people whose paths have crossed yours and provided support and inspiration? We all have people in our professional and personal lives with whom we feel a connection. Together, these connections form the tapestry of...

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