I was so pleased to have been able to present the Best of NeoCon winners for my fifth time at the Best of NeoCon Award Winners’ Breakfast last Monday, June 15, in Chicago. This was the 26th Annual Best of NeoCon, and I was assisted in presenting the awards by Eileen McMorrow, director of the Best of NeoCon program since its inception.
A team of 41 Best of NeoCon jurors, who were practitioners in commercial interior design and facility management, worked diligently over 22 hours reviewing the 380 products on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday prior to NeoCon. Selections were made by the jurors with Silver and Gold Awards in most categories, as well as eight Innovation Awards. The Best of Competition Award winner, selected by the jury, was Tuohy Furniture Corporation for its WorkStyles furniture systems. In addition, the editors of Contract selected four products for Editors’ Choice Awards. All winners can be viewed here.
Here is the scene from Best of NeoCon Winners’ Breakfast:
A full house of more than 600 industry leaders attended the Best of NeoCon Awards Breakfast in Chicago on June 15. Photo by David Babb for Contract.
Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki welcomes attendees to the Best of NeoCon Breakfast. Photo by David Babb for Contract.
Czarnecki is joined on stage by Eileen McMorrow, who has directed the Best of NeoCon program since its inception 26 years ago. Photo by David Babb for Contract.
Each of the winners cam to the stage to receive their award and signage. Here, Jackie Dettmar, Vice President of Product Development & Design for Mohawk Group, receives one of three awards for Mohawk from McMorrow. Photo by David Babb for Contract.
Anna Stinson of cf Stinson receives an award from McMorrow. Photo by David Babb for Contract.
Jesus Grinan of Andreu World accepts an award from McMorrow. Photo by David Babb for Contract.
Designer Suzanne Tick receives a Gold Award for Tandus Centiva from McMorrow. Photo by David Babb for Contract.
Dan Tuohy, the president and CEO of Tuohy Furniture Corporation, gives remarks on behalf of his team upon receiving the Best of Competition award for the WorkStyles furniture systems. Photo by David Babb for Contract.