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NeoCon with Interior Design Magazine’s Giants Celebration

NeoCon with Interior Design Magazine’s Giants Celebration

We’re at it again! After co-sponsoring Interior Design Magazine’s Hospitality Giants event at Nubo in Las Vegas, we decided to take on another event: the Giants Celebration event before this year’s NeoCon trade show.

The event, which was attended by nearly 600 of the most influential designers and architects, was located in the Gensler-designed Gratz Center at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church. It was a lovely way to kick off the week of design, as designer Todd Heiser was giving personal tours of the newly designed space. We are glad we were able to be a part of such a stunning event.

After the Giants event it was all business, as we co-sponsored and exhibited in the Materials Pavilion this year. Attendees were able to stop by, view all six of our collections and get more information about our product. If you missed it, please reach out to us! We are happy to send samples or information on any of our collections.

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About NeoCon
NeoCon is North America’s largest exhibition of contract furnishings for the design and management of the built environment. NeoCon features the latest trends, products, and concepts in office, healthcare, hospitality, residential, institutional and government environments from more than 700 exhibitors. Nearly 40,000 trade professionals are expected to attend.

What Inspires Us: Inspiration Around Every Corner

What Inspires Us: Inspiration Around Every Corner

For Lamin-Art, inspiration for the new line came from completely modern architectural elements. Design director Hans Mutzke cited China’s National Stadium, more commonly known as the “Bird’s Nest” from the 2008 Summer Olympics, as a source of inspiration behind the Axis line’s embossed design.

“We find a lot of top retail stores are also using those types of images to carry a theme for the future,” Mutzke says. “Where others use glass and other elements, we’re using aluminum foil that is bonded and embossed to our standard craft.”

Mutzke added that while competitors do produce some smaller metal laminates, what sets Metal-Art™ apart from the competition is its dimensionality and scale. “The Metal-Art collection is meant to serve a large-volume space, like a major hotel reception area or feature walls,” he says.

Another attribute exclusive to the Metal-Art laminate line is its light reflectivity. The two-layer embossing allows light to bounce off the embossed elements, making a light and shadow effect on the design.

“It’s a subtle visual image, and that is really a language,” Mutzke says. “It’s an architectural language.”

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