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Q&A with Nick Thompson

Mar 12, 2018

As the editor-in-chief of Wired, Nick Thompson is working at the forefront of digital innovation—championing tech’s role in making the world a better place. We’re thrilled to have him as a keynote at NeoCon 50 where he will discuss The Wired Future, highlighting the ways tech can enhance our lives. We caught up with Nick to see what he thinks about the future of design, what has influenced his career, and what he likes to do in Chicago. What will have the biggest impact on the built environment in the near future? In the distant future? In both the ...

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The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

Feb 23, 2018

The NeoCon team had the pleasure of touring the new exhibition, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Driehaus Museum Exterior, Photograph by Alexander Vertikoff As we stepped into the breathtakingly preserved 19th Century home of the Nickerson and Fisher families, revived by philanthropist Richard Driehaus in the 2000s, we felt as though we had transported back to Chicago’s Gilded Age. The lavish interiors feature original furnishings and an outstanding collection of decorative arts including Tiffany glass. The Main Hall, Photo by Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing We ascended the grand marble staircase ...

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Q&A with Maiarelli Studio

Jan 12, 2018

We sat down with creative agency, Maiarelli Studio, to reflect on the development process for this year's NeoCon creative. Based in Dumbo, Brooklyn, Maiarelli Studio specializes in branding and communications for the design industry. The team's experience ranges from editorial and non-profit to fashion and beauty. Tell us a bit about Maiarelli Studio and the team that worked on the new NeoCon creative. We are truly passionate about all aspects of design and architecture, photography, textile and color, new technology and the function of design in the workspace. In our work we apply some of the same principles that are at the ...

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Jan 08, 2018

As we enter our 50th year, we are thrilled to introduce our new NeoCon Blog series. We will explore the stunning creativity of our commercial design community and share all that's in store for our June celebration. Here is where you will find exclusive one-on-one conversations with NeoCon notables including keynote presenters, top designers and exhibiting manufacturers. We'll also share some interesting and entertaining history with you about the people, products and parties that made up the first 49 years of NeoCon. And this is where you will get a "behind the scenes" look at the planning and preparation for ...

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