Herman Miller, Gensler Chicago, Bentley Mills, Inc., and marquardt+ were honored as winners of the 20th annual IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition. The competition, which recognizes originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics in showrooms and booths at NeoCon, was judged on June 14. Bentley Mills, Inc. won the Best of Competition distinction for its space.
Bentley Mills, Inc.'s showroom design won the Best of Competition honor.
Herman Miller won in the Showrooms Greater Than or Equal to 4,000 Square Feet category; Bentley Mills, Inc. won in the Showrooms Less Than 4,000 Square Feet category; Gensler Chicago earned top praise in the Booths Greater Than or Equal to 400 Square Feet category, and firm marquardt+ won in the Booths Less Than 400 Square Feet category.
Herman Miller's showroom earned critical praise at this year's NeoCon.
“Each year, designers, manufacturers, and industry representatives converge at NeoCon to unveil the very latest products, innovative designs and hottest trends within these amazingly designed showrooms or booths,” IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, said. “It is the place to discover fresh design ideas and get a sneak peek as to where design is heading in the coming year across numerous products and brands. The winning showrooms and booths at this year’s competition were not only visually stunning, but they created a lasting and indelible imprint. They were a true celebration of design. We are proud to recognize them as the very best showrooms and booth designs at NeoCon 2015.”
Christina Visscher and Kate Longenecker of Gensler designed Universal Fibers' booth.
Marquardt+ designed DuPont Surfaces' booth.