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Shaw Contract Group Designers Pick Their NeoCon Favorites

Because NeoCon is the largest interiors expo in North America, companies come from all over to share their products with the rest of the design community. While the Shaw Contract Group design team shares their designs, they are also inspired and appreciative of the other designs seen at NeoCon. Here are some of our team’s favorite things:

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Mitt Chair
“The Best of NeoCon-winning lightweight chairs have hidden castors that makes them easy to move and come in a great color line. The ageless design allows it to be applicable to all market segments.” – John Crews, Designer for Corporate market

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The Openest Collection by Studio Urquiola
“The Openest Collection by Studio Urquiola won Gold and Best of Competition. The collaborative collections have integrated power and data storage features.  Really love the modular collaborative seating.” – Ashley Ginn, Design Manager for Healthcare and Education markets

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The Triscape Collection by Todd Bracher
“The collection is very flexible and can be used in almost any setting.” – Maria Scott, Design Manager of Shaw Hospitality Group

Ashley Olson_Maharam rug

Cork & Felt rug by Hella Jongerius 
“This rug mixes the warmth and color of new wool felt with the properties of cork. The colored lines of the felt are arranged alongside the cork, resulting in an interesting rhythm of textural stripes.” – Ashley Olson, Designer for Corporate market

Brandy Sutherland_Geiger chair

Crosshatch chair
“I love the cross-hatch chair from Geiger. Designed with parachute cords that are integrated into the chair’s frame, it brings the comforts of home into the modern office.” – Brandy Sutherland, Designer for Healthcare market

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Shaw Contract Group Design Team Attends International Folk Art Market

Folk Market logoThe continual quest for design inspiration recently took our product design team to the 10th Annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market—the largest folk market in the world. The event exposes attendees to local artisans, traditions and wares from across the globe, with more than 190 artists (representing 60 countries) and 20,000 attendees participating. Citing economic empowerment and sustainable income as part of its mission, the artists take home 90% of the money earned on the sale of their goods—for most, this is ten times the income they would earn in one year at home. Essentially, this translates as earning power to sustain their villages and preserve their crafts.

Following the event, the design team returned to the office inspired and more connected to our global community—as they had the opportunity to directly engage with the artisans. In the following weeks, we will feature several of these inspiring individuals and their work. We hope you will find these stories as fascinating as we do.

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