Our editors get a first-hand look at some of the newest innovations in office and contract furniture at the 2009 NeoCon World’s Trade Fair, held at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago from June 15-17. This year, about 50,000 interior designers, office managers, corporate real estate executives and others attended the show, which featured the latest trends in office,
healthcare, hospitality, residential and institutional furniture.

Here are some of the videos our editors captured at the show.

NeoCon 2009 Video: Powermat shows new wireless charging devices for kitchen appliances
Michaelle Bradford - Powermat’s new way to wirelessly charge all
electronic devices from one power source won Best of Competition at
NeoCon 2009. The Powermat technology can be used on any surface and can
be retrofitted for countertops, desks and walls.

NeoCon 2009 Video: Steelcase shows collaborative workstations, easily customizable furniture
By Wade Vonasek - Kevin Kuske, general manager of Steelcase Inc.’s wood
division, talks about enhancements made to Elective Elements 6, from
the company’s Wood Solutions line, as well as some other products
Steelcase is showcasing at NeoCon 2009.

NeoCon 2009 Video: Nucraft Furniture designs include wood tackboard, hidden office areas
By Michaelle Bradford and Wade Vonasek - Freelance office furniture
designer Joey Ruiter talks about the Neos collection, which he designed
with Nucraft Furniture, and is being shown at NeoCon 2009.

NeoCon 2009 Video: NeoCon exhibitor discusses sustainable product demand

By Karen Koenig -- Hardwood Specialty Products says interest in FSC-certified products and green products has been gaining momentum in the last few years.

NeoCon 2009 Video:  NeoCon BIFMA meeting centers around 'level' sustainability standards
By Karen Koenig -- News at the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assn. Intl
breakfast meeting centered around the new "level" sustainability
standard and certification process. Full-scale promotion of the program
kicked off at NeoCon 2009, with great interest being shown by
manufacturers and designers alike.

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