A group of BKDI's interior designers were off to Chicago for Neocon to learn about all the new products that support how we are designing in Interiors. All of the manufacturer’s products focused on meeting spaces, collaboration areas, communication... and all of them with technology, technology, and more technology!
Steelcase launched Virtual Concierge… a new way of checking into your own workspace and working. They also have patented the virtual puck (brilliant!) for the iPad as a support to their Media:scape product line. In addition, they showed their iPad monitor arm to augment their existing desk top monitor arms.
Teknion has a new tracking system that calculates energy savings on your monitors and can turn this off remotely. This results in substantial annual savings to both the organization and the environment.
DIRTT has advanced their wall to support integrated larger technologies. They have also patented minute plug and play on the meeting room table edge thus eliminating ports in the top of the table (also brilliant!). And their new healthcare modular solutions are very forward thinking!
And lastly, the girls had a fabulous evening out at Japonais along the Chicago River! A really inspiring conference with lots of new products to work with to keep our interior design projects both imaginative and effective!
Image 1: Steelcase's Virtual Concierge
Image 2: Steelcase's Portable Media:scape
Image 3: DIRTT universal washroom
Image 4: from left, BKDI Interior Designers, April, Angela and Chau at the Steelcase 100 Party
Image 5: BKDI Interior Designers April, Angela and Chau with Sandie Zobell, Tandus Flooring