NeoCon announces best of show award winners

The winners of the 34th annual Best of NeoCon Awards have been announced at this year’s show at THE MART in Chicago. This year, a total of 126 (!) awards were bestowed upon products in 50 categories for Gold, Silver, Sustainability, Innovation, Business Impact, and the coveted Best of Competition. The winners were selected by a group of 53 architects, designers, specifiers, enterprise clients, facility managers, and top business media who judged the products on-site over the weekend. This year, Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering’s collaboration with British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori (main image) received the coveted distinction of Best of Competition—marking the first time a product in the Wall Treatments and Textiles categories took home the top honour.

The four companies bringing home the most awards this year were Andreu World (9), Haworth (7), Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering (7), Davis Furniture (7). The five Best of Competition finalists included nienkämper for Vox Community, Isomi for Layer, Haworth for Poltrona Frau Squash armchair, Tuuci for Meritage Collection, and Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering for Yinka Ilori x Momentum.

Notable winners included Shaw Contract for Awaken, KI for Tributaire, Senator for Contour, Andreu World for Axial, Naughtone for the Percy Lounge Chair, Boss Design for Frida, and Framery for their Smart Pod collection.

Returning this year, the Business Impact Awards recognized innovation among business- and workplace-oriented NeoCon exhibitor solutions. Pre-vetted by a jury of facility end-users, real estate planners, and specifiers, 22 finalists were selected for additional on-site evaluation by a jury of business media including contributors from leading publications such as Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg CityLab, Entrepreneur, Success, and Forbes as well as enterprise facility managers from Walgreens and NetJets. The teams assessed the finalists based on the degree to which they enhance business operations and environments.

The Business Impact Winners are Ally by OFS; Unity Table Collection by Mantra Inspired Furniture; Circon by Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering; Smart Pod Product Family by Framery; Silen Space 1.5 by Silen OÜ; Folding Surfaces Table by HOWE; Vox Community by nienkämper; Edison Workbench by Watson Furniture Group; Ambi by Stylex; and 4SPACE Fronts by Haworth.

See the full list of Best of NeoCon 2024 winners here.