CHICAGO – Trendy home furnishings firm West Elm Workspace with Inscape took home three Best of NeoCon awards yesterday at the annual NeoCon event in Chicago. The Best of NeoCon competition awards the most innovative new products.

West Elm was recognized for its Conduit System, which was designed in collaboration with design firm Gensler, and its linear wood LED lighting.

West Elm Workspace was recognized by Contract Magazine for its Conduit System designed in collaboration with world-renowned design firm Gensler and West Elm Workspace’s Linear Wood LED Lighting. Interior Design magazine awarded the West Elm Workspace Parasol Meeting Table with a HiP (Honoring Industry People and Products) Award.

Selected from more than 400 entries across 45 categories, West Elm Workspace accepted the following awards:

  • Gold in Furniture Systems: Conduit System designed in collaboration with Gensler, an innovative office system designed to offer flexibility and choice in its reconfigurable solutions, allowing businesses to alternate between a branching system to a traditional benching system with ease.
  • Gold in Lighting- Decorative: Linear Wood LED Lighting Collection, providing energy-efficient lighting using warm materials and modern forms with aesthetic details such as a walnut body and brass-plated accents.
  • Silver in Furniture Benching: Conduit System designed in collaboration with Gensler.

“We are honored to be recognized by the industry for our commitment to designing a collection of innovative products that meet the needs of today’s modern workplaces,” said Catherine Schwartz, senior vice president of West Elm Workspace. “Our residential expertise and research-backed approach distinguishes us as a brand that is positioned to ‘un-office the office’ with flexible, meaningful and humanizing products.”

In its third NeoCon showing, the 2017 West Elm Workspace product assortment features more than 20 new research-driven products aimed at “unofficing the office.”


Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY since 2002, West Elm opened its first store in DUMBO, the neighborhood it still proudly calls home. With a mission of harnessing the power of design and human connection to enrich lives, everything West Elm does is designed to make an impact in everyday life, from creating unique, affordable designs for modern living and commitment to Fair Trade Certified, from LOCAL and handcrafted products to community-driven collaborations and events. The brand operates 99 retail stores in the United States, Australia, Canada and the UK, ships internationally to customers around the world and operates stores in Mexico, the Middle East and Philippines through unaffiliated franchisees. In addition to home furnishings retail, West Elm operates West Elm Workspace in the commercial furnishings industry and announced its expansion into the travel and hospitality industry with the launch of West Elm Hotels. West Elm publishes the blog Front+Main and is part of an active community on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. West Elm is a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands.