NeoCon is set to take place from 10 to 12 June in Chicago. This year’s event will put the spotlight on hospitality design, with keynote speakers as well as exhibitors addressing the unique needs of this vertical market. Here are some of the exciting presentations that attendees can look forward to:

The familiar and unusual: an investigation of balance and experience in design
Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, Founders of Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors in New York, have forged an ability to create projects without boundaries or borders, employing a range of materials, objects and references – from the unexpected to the pedigreed to the mundane. They are designers of interiors, buildings, furniture and objects, whose philosophy has spearheaded a movement in the industry against corporate modernism.

Stuff matters: the material world we make
Ilse Crawford, Creative Director and Founder of STUDIOILSE in London, has a simple mission: to put human needs and desires at the centre of all she does. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home; and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. Together with her multi-disciplinary team, she designs furniture and products that support and enhance human behaviour and actions in everyday life.

Approaching historic preservation with authenticity and hospitality design
Lisa Haude, president of Paradigm Design Group, will address the topic of historic preservation by speaking from her experience designing historic and iconic hospitality properties. During her presentation, Lisa will discuss the key challenges and solutions to renovating and restoring historic hospitality properties.

From textiles, flooring, seating and wallcoverings to lighting, acoustic solutions and indoor/outdoor products, there will be a comprehensive range of offerings from brands with solutions suitable for hospitality. Over 300 NeoCon exhibitors will be offering hospitality-minded products at this event.

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