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Sep.27th, 2016

Neocon 2016 Product Trend Review

NeoCon is a yearly trade show that connects buyers and sellers in the commercial interiors industry. Kristen and I attend it regularly, and we noticed that NeoCon 2016 was far busier than it has been in prior years. It was an exciting show, buzzing with creativity. We really enjoyed seeing our industry peers and checking out the latest and greatest of industry projects! Continue reading

Jul.02nd, 2015

Neocon 2015 Product Trend Review

Neocon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, held once a year in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Buzzing with excitement and attracting a global audience, it includes exhibitors such as Knoll, Vitra and Herman Miller. Hundreds of new products are launched here every year, making it a great place to note design trends important in the contract furniture industry.

Overall, two product trends stuck out to me this year, the blurred line between work and life, and acoustic solutions. Here is an overview of a few of the products that fit into those categories: Continue reading

Jun.12th, 2015

ICFF 2015: Color and Material Trends

My name is Natalie and I have known Kristen and Geraldine for many years, first as a co-worker and fellow designer, then as a friend. When they invited me to help them with their first ever trade show (Surtex) I jumped at the chance!

In between helping Pattern Pod customers and running to the Apple Store for extra power cords (J), I took advantage of visiting ICFF in the pavilion next door, to see what the latest design trends were. Continue reading

Sep.24th, 2014

2014 Neocon Trend Review

Welcome to the July Edition of our Trend Letter!

In keeping with our Neocon visit, we wanted to share with you the Neocon trends in office interiors.  We love the direction that the spaces are going, blurring the boundaries between work and home.  The personal and public spaces have so much personality.

We were on a picture taking frenzy, so there are a few photos of unknown showroom origin.  If you happen to know the maker, we would love to update our Pinterest page.


Yours in Design,

Geraldine & Kristen Continue reading

Sep.07th, 2014

2014 Neocon Color Review

This month, we flew to Chicago to take in all the eye candy at Neocon, and what a trip! We spoke with quite a few people who agreed that the show seemed more lively this year… perhaps this is what we saw translate into color as well. 

Earth TonesNEOCON COLOR – EARTH TONES: We saw plentitudes of bright and saturated primary and secondary colors, as well as a gorgeous array of earth tones. Wood and bright felt ruled the show, complemented by sophisticated shades of gray. We sense a “farm to table in the office” trend emerging, with sleek and rustic colors and materials reminiscent of wood and reclaimed steel. Continue reading


  • Geraldine Blanchot Geraldine Blanchot

    A designer, artist and color "freak" who loves to travel and draw. She also is a fan of kickboxing, wakeboarding and pretty much anything outdoors.

  • Kristen Dettoni Kristen Dettoni

    A designer, artist and crafter who loves anything creative. She is also an amateur Claymation animator and movie fanatic.