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NEW! NeoCon Talks: Interior Design Students Innovation In Action

June 12, 2023 @ 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

NeoCon Talks kicks off with a 20 minute conversation with 3 student competition winners on Monday, June 12th from 1:30 – 1:50 PM!

Meet the 2023 FORM Design Innovation Competition winners & join us for the unveiling of the winner’s concept brought to life by Formica Group. These soon to be interior and product designers will share what they think workplace should include to support them and their peers.

Plus don’t miss the reveal of the winning student’s Innovative Furniture Design built by Formica!

Moderated by: Katie Sargent, Integrated Marketing Manager, Work Design Magazine

Student Winners:

1st Place – Tom-Eliott Monette, Cegep Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu (Quebec CA)

This striking furniture piece showcases a combination of harmonious curves and vivid colors, embodying the essence of maximalist design. Crafted from high-quality laminate, Voluta offers a stylish solution for storing and enjoying vinyl records.

2nd Place – Dario Duran, NJ Institute of Technology

This multi-tiered table design aims to elevate the dining experience with a nostalgic touch, while its distinct levels add an element of visual interest and functionality.

3rd Place – Meaghan Maass, Fanshawe College in Ontario CA

More about the NeoCon Talks 2023

New this year, NeoCon Talks will feature 20-minute conversations between inspirers, disrupters, leaders, and influencers, both inside and outside the industry. Hosted in partnership with THE MART, NeoCon Talks will focus on trending topics that will make you think outside the box.

The NeoCon Talks Lounge will be located in the 7th Floor Exhibit Hall – 7000 Aisle East. 

Additionally, the NeoCon Talks Lounge will be live-streaming Keynote Presentations and select Featured Presentations, and will include a pop-up coffee and snack bar by Beatrix Coffee Roasters.

No registration required.

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June 12, 2023
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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