The Five Biggest Metatrends of NeoCon 2016

Each year, NeoCon represents a snapshot of where our industry is and where it is headed. With attendance reportedly up 6% over last year, the message this year appears to be quite positive for contract interiors as a whole. We spoke with Todd Heiser, design principal at Gensler and Contract Magazine’s 2016 Designer of the Year who shared his views on five of the most significant metatrends of NeoCon 2016. >There’s a focus on focus. One of the major trends was the notion of focus in the open plan. The landscape of the office has gone from a sea of cubicles to an intense focus on collaboration. “Now what we are seeing is a whole palette of compelling workspaces that actually help people focus in the open plan, whether they need more privacy or more collaboration,” said Mr. Heiser. “I was blown away by Knoll with their Rockwell Unscripted collection and …