In Design, General, Product Spotlight

We’ve had a busy, but very enjoyable summer, and we hope you have too!  With this month’s blog, we’re going back in time to the middle of June and recapping some of our favorite products from NeoCon.  We’re starting by highlighting the Best of NeoCon Seating Award winners.  We’d love to hear back from you on what your favorites from NeoCon were.

OM Seating - Gold Award - Plot Twist

OM Seating‘s ingenious new stool, Plot Twist, definitely stole the show this year!  This stool came away with Best of NeoCon Gold for Seating: Stools.   Plot Twist was also awarded a Best of NeoCon Innovation Award for Seating: Stools and for the Collections for Collaboration categories.  It was also awarded a Business Innovation Award Winner for NeoCon 2022.  Besides winning hearts at NeoCon, Plot Twist is also an Interior Design 2022 Hip Finalist.  We have to agree that Plot Twist with it’s small stature offers so many options for collaboration in a variety of settings from commercial touchdown areas to many K-12 and Higher Education spaces.

Although we have to wait until 2023 for Plot Twist to be available to ship, here’s a rundown of this little gems characteristics.

Plot Twist Features:

  • 3 primary configurations – upholstered swivel seat (i.e., pouf form); upholstered swivel seat with low back support; either form… but with an attached, ambidextrous tablet
  • Attached tablet smoothly height-adjusts from sitting to standing/presentation mode
  • Skid base for stability or Caster base for mobility
  • Skid base & tablet support post available in 2 finishes: Palladium Gray or Graphite
  • Round/Rectangular tablet offered in white or gray laminate color, or in solid bamboo wood
  • Upholstered skid base equipped with self-retracting pull-handle
  • Designed by Achella Design

Carolina - Silver Award - Sorta

Carolina’s Sorta is another innovative crossover seating product.  We love how versatile the Sorta is.  It can be used as a stool or seat and is a great addition in both education and healthcare settings and so many other applications.  Sorta came home from NeoCon with a Silver award for Education Solutions and is also an Interior Design HIP Winner for 2022.

“Sorta was imagined for flexibility, blurring the lines between healthcare, workplace, and education to create a true solution that can adapt to a user’s needs. This playful seating design showcases a wide variety of color options, usage options, and innovation. Caregivers can lean back, settling into a time of connection with a patient or coworker. Patients and caregivers can use the back as an armrest for blood-draw, or a convenient desk for paperwork. Students can use the arm as a work surface to accomplish tasks. However you work, Sorta works with you.” – Carolina

HON - Gold Award - Cofi

HON’s Cofi seating line came away from NeoCon with a Gold Award in Conference Seating.  Cofi’s Designer, Brian Kane said “We wanted the design to have a classic modern form, with the quality and detailing that you would fine on a beautifully crafted handbag or briefcase.”  We have to agree, we love Cofi’s smart tailored flair with sleek classic lines that looks appealing in any room.

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression — so why not make a memorable one with Cofi? The sophisticated seating solution features a refined design, detailed stitching, and premium materials for a remarkably elevated feel. Whether you’re calling the shots in a private office or presiding over a board meeting in a conference room, Cofi’s variety of looks makes it easy to represent your company’s image.” – HON

KI - Silver Award - LimeLite

KI’s LimeLite won Silver for Stackable Seating at this years NeoCon.   With it’s slim profile, integral handle for ease of moving, and family of options which includes stack chairs, task chairs, cafe & stack stools.  We’re impressed by the number of options offered in the LimeLite line, it’s easy to see why LimeLite is KI’s latest winner.

Features and Highlights:

  • Whether you’re in the classroom, office, or café, LimeLite elevates your space with its beautiful, durable, and long-lasting design. ⁠
  • LimeLite’s seat back slit serves as an integral handle to ease lifting, moving, and stacking while also providing modern design distinction.
  • The LimeLite seating family is available in an assortment of comprehensive styles that provide cohesive and consistent design for varied applications.
  • The LimeLite seating family’s slim profile partnered by its clean, sculpted lines blends well with any architectural style, elevating aesthetics in every environment. ⁠
  • Available in 25 shell colors and 36 frame finishes, the LimeLite seating family is guaranteed to have the perfect shade to match your unique environment.
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