First Look 2017

Design professionals in this industry often use annual trade events that occur across the world as mile markers. They are significant in that one can visually measure the pace of change in design within the built environment, as well as evaluate design trends and the logistics of working in an office today. First Look is one of my favorite annual events and has been happening for the last 13 years at the New York Design Center, shortly after NeoCon takes place in Chicago. Happening across five floors at 200 Lexington Avenue, this is one concentrated evening that regularly draws upwards of 1,200 people to see and touch the latest products and innovations these manufacturers have to offer. For the multitude of busy, creative and continually distracted designers in New York, this event takes the place of a regular trip to NeoCon. For me, as well as many of my colleagues, …