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10 Things We Loved at NeoCon 2014

Cool, creative designs at NeoCon 2014 bring a welcome reorganization to the workplace.

Pattern+ Glass Customization System by 3Form

Boasting a bright array of colorways and shapes, the 3Form Pattern+ system throws another brick through the wall of boring space dividers. Customizable colors and patterns can be picked out online, and some of the more striking options, such as gradient shading or patterns like kite (above), give this more than merely commercial applications. All are available in Varia Ecoresin and Infinite Glass. Another 3Form line, Full Circle, incorporates designs produced by artisans in Senegal and Nepal.

Photo by 3Form

NeoCon, the sprawling furniture show that sets up shop within Chicago’s Merchandise Mart every June, can be its own world. The Art Deco behemoth appears to have its own ecosystem during the event, which is spread over five floors of furniture displays and trade booths. But during this trade show focused on commercial design, the space becomes a true reflection of our society’s views on work and the office; excitement over technology’s promise of productivity, changing opinions over exactly how to balance open space with private collaboration and a true fascination with stand-up desks. Dwell scoured the showrooms to pick ten favorite products and pieces that made a big impression during the show.

Bonus: How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair, from Dwell's June 2014 issue. is your online home in the modern world. Join us as we follow our team around the globe on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Want more? Never miss another word of Dwell with our free iTunes app.