NeoCon East 2012 was full of brightly colored, contemporary, highly adjustable, and ergonomic office furniture. Office furniture companies from all across the US were in attendance, showing off their new lines of products which included task, lounge, and educational seating, office cubicles, ergonomic add-ons, desks, conference tables and more. Every year companies are eager to introduce new product lines and color schemes, and this year, they didn’t disappoint.
The hot colors of this year’s NeoCon East had a retro feel, almost 70’s like. Bright greens and oranges, magentas, and purples were showcased throughout a majority of the booths. Most of these bright colors were an accent to clean whites, which made for some eye-popping office furniture.
The new hot office furniture product highlighted all across NeoCon was the adjustable height office desk. There were different variations of this desk, ranging from automatic height adjustment to a crank-like adjustment. These desks allow the user to choose whether they want to stand while they work, or sit down, by adjusting the desk in only a matter of seconds. As businesses become more aware of workplace health, this sort of freedom at the desk seems to be the future of office furniture. Workstation ergonomics were highlighted across nearly every booth. Monitor arms, keyboard trays, task lights, seating and more were an essential at almost every booth.
One product that really stood out to me was a treadmill desk. It is as simple as it sounds, a treadmill with a desk surface. The treadmill could be adjusted to several speeds to suite the user and it was surprisingly quiet. I thoroughly enjoy the idea of having the ability to exercise while working. Working while walking may seem like a tough task, but it was actually very easy.
Overall, NeoCon East showcased that a new style of workplace is taking shape, an office that promotes a healthier employee. What did you take away from NeoCon?