It’s hard to believe that just eleven days ago we were opening the doors to Suite 1130 for the start of NeoCon 2012! For those who weren’t able to attend this year, the HON showroom experience was all about empowering the way you work and embodied three things:

  1. Cohesive design
  2. Collaborative collections
  3. Comprehensive solutions

Addressing the need for a more open, fluid and interactive workplace, the product lines that we featured empower both individual effort and team ventures; they’re designed to move freely and interconnect seamlessly (like Flock, seen below).

Here’s my best shot at trying to condense 72 action-packed hours into 300 words or less. Trust me- a difficult task!

Flock Debut

We debuted Flock Collaborative Solutions at NeoCon- a full collection of flexible and comfortable elements that work seamlessly together. Flock addresses functional needs throughout the office landscape from welcoming areas to nooks to collaborative hubs and community areas.

Motivate Won Product Innovations Award

Motivate earned the Grand Prize Innovations Award in its category, sponsored by BUILDINGS Magazine. The award recognizes excellence in products for commercial buildings with high-performance, aesthetic, and functional features. Motivate was designed by Wolfgang Deisig (shown here), one of Europe’s veteran industrial designers with many award-winning solutions in the furniture industry. More info here.

Exploring the Mart in Style with the HON Bag!

The highly-coveted HON bag was in high demand at NeoCon! Did you snag the HON bag at NeoCon? Post a photo of you with your bag to our Facebook page; we would love to see!


Origami, fortune teller, cootie catcher… well, we called it HONigami. A throwback to our younger days, HONigami was a fun way for us to interact with attendees in our showroom this year! We awarded Motivate task chairs to three lucky individuals who discovered a gold star hidden in their HONigami and also gave away an iPad to our Twitter winner!

One of our HONigami discussion questions was “Describe the HON showroom in three words.” See what several attendees had to say (via Twitter):

“Energetic. Innovative. Upbeat.” -@john_higginson

“Colorful. Fun. Energetic.” -@designelixir

“Crowded. Fun. Stylish.” -@unlimitedana

“People ‘Flock’ed There!!” -@jacquetodd

“Bright. Structured. Innovative.” -@iDesignerChef

“Chic. Chic. Chic.” -@creactiva101

“Interact. Produce. Go.” -@symbolictweet

Weren’t able to attend NeoCon this year? Not a problem. Check out Flickr, Pinterest, or our interactive showroom at to see all of the exciting, new products for yourself! Until NeoCon 2013…