New from Hightower: Biophilia Possibilities + Lighting with a Twist

US-made, functional workspace pieces with personality

Previewed at NeoCon 2019, Hightower launched two fresh new offerings to their US produced collection, both designed by California-based Most Modest. Flat shipped, easy to assemble “Tess Planters” and “Atlas Power Pendant” and “Atlas Pendant,” a beautifully rounded, modern lighting solution with optional USB power incorporated into the thoughtfully designed woven cord.

“We’re excited to bring Tess Planters and the Atlas Pendant to the market,” said Monique Lecomte, Hightower’s VP of Sales & Marketing. “Tess ships flat-packed, a response to our commitment in making less of an environmental impact plus an extra feature: these containers are easy to assemble with no tools needed. This is what we love: surprising details that delight our clients!”

Tess Planters

Prominently displayed in Hightower’s award-winning showroom at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart during NeoCon 2019, Tess creates multiple configurations—high impact solo or nested in groups to create an entire composition for statement-making biophilic areas. Tess Planters ship flat (reducing the environmental impact of large shipping boxes and packing materials), are easy to assemble (tool free!), and are light but sturdy (holds up to 100lbs).

Tess Planters are made in the USA and are approved for indoor or outdoor use. Each planter comes with a heavy duty drainage tray and height adjusters with leveling guides so plants can be positioned to client specifications. Tess Planters come in six sizes and are available in 10 design-forward powder coat colors: Cloud, Gray, Olive, Pine, Bright Blue, Coral Gloss, Orange Gloss, Red Gloss, Black or White Gloss.

Atlas Light Pendant

Visitors to Hightower’s NeoCon showroom often paused for a “charging break” next to new light pendant Atlas with its clever USB ports located at the end of a beautifully woven mesh cord. This unique, softly rounded lighting solution has a diffused glow thanks to a frosted, opal glass bulb. Atlas has a wireless, full-range dimming switch and is available with or without a USB charging ball. Atlas is made in the US and can be ordered in 10 Hightower exclusive colors: Cloud, Gray, Olive, Pine, Bright Blue, Coral Gloss, Orange Gloss, Red Gloss, Black or White Gloss. The woven mesh cord is available in Graphite or Ivory.

Atlas can perfectly anchor a space for team members to gather beneath for collaborative moments. Two USB ports means devices stay charged no matter how long conversations last. Take a closer look at Tess and Atlas by viewing the new Look Book:

About Hightower:

Hightower is an award-winning, US-based provider of furnishings for modern contract spaces. From their own products to designs from international studios, Hightower has aimed at elevating workspace functionality since its inception in 2003. Family-founded and operated, Hightower’s young leadership includes an award-winning CEO who is committed to offering seamless access to fresh, simple pieces for hospitality, education and office environments, setting up architects and designers to stand out. Learn more at or call (816) 286-1051. Instagram or Pinterest @hightowergroup .