Every year, The Mart in Chicago is transformed into a hub of innovation and creativity for NeoCon, one of the most influential commercial design industry trade shows. NeoCon 2018, held from June 11 to 13, was extra special since it commemorated the 50th anniversary of the event.

The Rightsize Facility team spent three days trying to absorb all of the exciting new ideas, products, and services featured at the show. NeoCon makes sure it’s impossible to get bored, showcasing 500 manufacturers (including many Rightsize partners) and 100 seminars, and opening its doors to 50,000 professionals from the commercial design community. Here are our top takeaways from NeoCon 2018.

2018 Design Trends

These notable styles caught our attention at NeoCon, and we expect to see more variations on these commercial furnishings moving forward: 

  • Sit-stand solutions – going beyond just desks to bring the concept to ergonomic sit-to-stand workstations, media stands, and conference tables
  • Modern lounge furnishings ­– blurring the lines between relaxation areas and productive work spaces
  • Under-surface storage – maximizing storage space with pieces like sleek mobile pedestals and underbaskets
  • Natural wood finishes, industrial makers’ tables, collaboration workstations, and living boards and dividers


Rightsize Contract Furniture Partners


Rightsize works with select contract furniture partners to deliver high-quality, affordable furnishings to our clients. We were thrilled to see that many of these partners won awards for their products at NeoCon 2018:


Seating: Stacking

Gold: SitOnIt Seating: Movi

A lightweight, ergonomic nesting chair with wheels that is simple to set up, break down, and store without taking up excess space

Silver: Groupe Lacasse: IO by United Chair

Ideal for collaborative spaces, this collection is available in three colors, with optional arms or padded seating


Seating: Guest 

Innovation: Allermuir: Axyl Chair

An eye-catching yet functional chair with a strong geometric design, a plastic shell, and a cast aluminum frame


Education Solutions

Silver: SitOnIt Seating: Movi


Furniture Collections for Collaboration

Silver: Keilhauer: Untucked

A soft, comfortable collection with a resimercial style designed to support breakout groups, one-on-one meetings, and solo work


Architectural Products

Gold: Clarus Glassboards: Glide

A fully integrated glassboard system that provides hundreds of square feet of writing surface for notes, sketches, and collaboration


Tables: Training & Work

Gold: Nucraft Furniture: Myne

A work table that features a nesting leg design and a quick-release mechanism that pivots the surface 90 degrees for easy storage


New Products

Other Rightsize contract furniture partners also showcased new products at NeoCon 2018:


  • A height-adjustable desk with no blue line, as well as smaller feet or no feet
  • A new laminate laser-edge finish applied to all laminate products
  • A control panel offering multiple configurations


  • Sit-to-stand solutions available in many configurations
  • Modesty screens that double as whiteboards


  • An L-shaped, sit-to-stand reception desk


  • A convenient underdesk basket


  • A wide, height-adjustable conference table
  • A sit-to-stand media table

Interested in learning more about Rightsize Facility? Get information about our turnkey space planning and furniture solutions.


Lacasse: IO by United Chair

Lacasse io chair


Arcadia table



AIS benching



Global wall storage



Nucraft height-adjustable desk



Watson pedestal filing

Watson ped


Claridge Moss Back Glassboard

Claridge moss back glassboard


Groupe Lacasse new laminate edge

Lacasse laminate edge


Mayline thin pedestal filing

Mayline skinny ped


Groupe Lacasse height-adjustable desk

Lacasse height adjustable desk


Watson height-adjustable conference table

watson conference sit-stand


Mayline height-adjustable reception desk

Mayline sit stand reception desk


Watson height-adjustable media table

watson media sit-stand