CHICAGO – This year’s NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair will debut the Furniture Revolution Gallery, a new concept that gives design students the chance to get their unique product in front of the world’s top manufacturers.
“The idea was born out of a discussion about the status of furniture design in the United States,” says Antonio Larosa, project chair of the Furniture Revolution Gallery. “The Furniture Revolution Gallery is set up to highlight students, and young designers just out of school who have the potential to be the next great designer in America. This is unique because NeoCon is the first venue out there giving students a real chance of being seen and noticed by the major players in the design industry. ”
“The Furniture Revolution Gallery will display prototypes of students’ furniture designs on the NeoCon show floor, which draws nearly 40,000 trade and industry professional over the three-day period,” says Sara O’Hare, director of student programs and events for NeoCon.
The 42nd annual NeoCon World’s Trade Fair takes place June 14-16, at The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, and is North America’s largest exhibition of contract furnishings for the design and management of the built environment. NeoCon features the latest trends, products and concepts in office, health care, hospitality, residential, institutional, and government environments from more than 700 exhibitors. The trade show offers the most comprehensive conference schedule in the industry with more than 150 CEU-accredited seminars, industry association forums, and keynote presentations in 16 different career tracks.
For more information about NeoCon, visit the www.neocon.com or call (800) 677-6278 (MART). Outside of the United States, call (312) 527-7600. NeoCon is only open to trade professionals with proper credentials. Online registration is available at www.neocon.com.
NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair is a registered trademark of MMPI, a trade show and property management firm specializing in managing buildings devoted to wholesale showrooms and commercial office space. MMPI produces more than 300 trade shows, market events and conferences each year.
MMPI manages The Merchandise Mart and 350 West Mart Center in Chicago; Market Square, the Suites at Market Square, Hamilton Market, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza and the National Furniture Mart in High Point, N.C.; the Architects & Designers Building, 7 W New York, and Piers 92 & 94 in New York City; the Boston Design Center in Boston; the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles; the Washington Design Center in Washington, D.C. Visit www.merchandisemartproperties.com to learn more.