Karim, Water Jet Cutting, Ceramic Wood: NeoCon’s 7th Floor
by Annie Block | Monday, June 14, 2010 | 2 Comments
The 7th floor at the Merchandise Mart is jam-packed with booths by smaller companies. But don’t let size fool you—we saw great things.
At Nemo Tile, debuting at this year’s NeoCon, we swore we were standing on wood planks, but it was actually ceramic. It’s called Bioessenze and it’s made of 40 percent preconsumer-recycled content to boot.
We then came upon a booth boasting circles in squares, oh my. Stone Source is launching new water-jet cut technology on Atlantic bluestone and on glass made of recycled content. It looked like art.
Equally artistic is the Chakra chair by Karim Rashid, his first collaboration with Raynor Contract. Chakra is the Hindi term for the body’s power centers. We’re not sure about power, but the Chakra chair sure is comfortable, and available in colors that will get creative juices flowing. Next stop: 8th floor!