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The Excitement of NeoCon 2024: What an Interior Designer Looks Forward To

Updated: Jun 4

As an interior design firm and furniture dealership, there are few events that spark as much excitement and anticipation as NeoCon at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Held annually, NeoCon is the premier commercial design event that attracts thousands of designers, architects, and industry professionals from around the world. Here’s why NeoCon 2024 generates such a buzz in the design community.

Innovative Product Launches

NeoCon is renowned for its unveiling of cutting-edge products and solutions. Interior designers are eager to explore the latest in furniture, flooring, textiles, and technology. This year, sustainable and eco-friendly products are expected to take center stage, reflecting the industry’s shift towards environmentally conscious design.

Inspiration & Trends

Attending NeoCon is like stepping into a live Pinterest board. The sheer variety of styles, colors, and materials on display provides endless inspiration. Designers look forward to discovering emerging trends and innovative concepts that can be incorporated into their projects. From bold color palettes to innovative workspace solutions, NeoCon is a treasure trove of creative ideas.

Networking & Collaboration

NeoCon is a prime opportunity for networking. Designers connect with peers, manufacturers, and clients, fostering relationships that can lead to future collaborations. The chance to engage in meaningful conversations with other professionals and to see what’s resonating in different sectors of the design world is one of the most rewarding aspects of the event.

Experiencing The Merchandise Mart

The Merchandise Mart itself is a significant draw. This iconic building, with its vast showrooms and historical significance, is a marvel to explore. For many designers, simply being in this grand space, surrounded by the buzz of creative energy, is a highlight of the year. Be sure to bring your sweater though, they crank they AC!

For interior designers, NeoCon at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago is more than just an event; it’s a source of inspiration, education, and connection. It’s a chance to see the future of design unfold and to be part of a vibrant, creative community.

Ginny Rosso, Managing Principal

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