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26 Most Innovative Products for Interiors in 2018

July 26, 2018

Inventive interior products that prioritize smart design and improved productivity are the winners of BUILDINGS' annual award program.

Product Innovations 2018

Product Innovations is BUILDINGS’ annual award program that recognizes the most effective and innovative interior products. Exhibitors at NeoCon 2018 were eligible to participate in the competition by submitting products, and the BUILDINGS editorial team evaluated them on their merits in performance, sustainability and maintenance.

Finalists were judged at NeoCon in June. We recognized several trends this year:

  • The emergence of privacy booths. As open plan offices dominate the modern workplace, employees need spaces where they can get away from the hustle and bustle that may distract them from phone calls or video conferences. We feature a few privacy booth options this year (including our Editors’ Choice, Privacy Pod Plus by Emagispace) that give workers a spot to focus.

  • Acoustics is always a major focus at NeoCon, and products combatting noise pollution and distraction from poor sound quality were plentiful. Acoustics no longer needs to get in the way of design. Many products are available to improve sound quality and seamlessly fit into the office aesthetic.

  • Overall, the workplace is more active than before. Products in the workplace need to facilitate lively organizations and people who need adaptable solutions.

The featured 26 winning products make for more productive and flexible facilities.

Privacy Pod Plus by Emagispace

Privacy Pod Plus offers employees a quiet place to focus and be productive in a high-energy open work environment.

Privacy Pod Plus from Emagispace - Editors’ Choice Winner - Product Innovation 2018

Using Emagispace’s patented EmagiBlock technology, the pod delivers reliable performance at a fraction of the cost of most phone booths. The pod comes with step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow and is designed for easy mobility and flexibility.

Can be used for client calls, video conferencing or as a private space to concentrate. Full insulation and sealed double-paned doors provide sound resistance. 

AXES by Maars Living Walls

AXES steel-finish doors pivot on axis points to become an acoustic wall system...


Aspecta-Ten Tilt & Tones byAspecta
Aspecta Ten Tilt & Tones is an LVT premium flooring range with geometric and biophilia-inspired designs...


BuzziZepp by BuzziSpace

BuzziZeppis anacoustical solution includes lighting into a single design, offering acoustic control and privacy without vertical barriers...


Celliant Collection by C.F. Stinson

The Celliant Collection includes responsive woven textiles that incorporate proprietary infrared fiber technology to promote more energy and less fatigue while sitting...


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Juice Mobile Power by Bretford

Juice Mobile Power allows facilities managers to deliver a safe, effective and flexible way to create a power source for an entire office or classroom from a single outlet...


JUV Wall by Ergotron

JUV Wall is a non-electric, adjustable surface that provides the full BIFMA ergonomic range for comfortable sitting or standing – a first in the industry...


MODIO is a sound-masking devicespecifically designed for hotel guest rooms that provides a solution to one of the most common hotel guest complaints: noise... 


MOVI by SitOnIt Seating + Ideon

Movi is an all-around chair with robust nesting abilities and flexibility that distributes pressure evenly across the back...


SILQ by Steelcase

SILQ is a chair designed for the modern workplace that intuitively responds to human movement...


SnapCab Pod by SnapCab

Designed to help businesses and organizations maximize resources, space and functionality, the SnapCab Pod combines top design, easy specification and fast assembly...


Snowsound-Fiber Acoustic Textiles by Snowsound

Snowsound-Fiber Acoustic Textiles are comprised of soft interwoven polyester acoustic fibers that are inherently fire-resistant...


Tattoo Collection by KI

The Tattoo Collection provides user control over the workplace that allows users to move, manipulate and modify their personal and collective spaces...


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Artefact by Patcraft

Artefact is a carpet tile collection inspired by an oxidation experiment exposing fabrics to metal, rust and water, resulting in the creation of lively, rusted visuals...

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BuzziSpark by BuzziSpace

Designed with lobbies and communal spaces in mind, BuzziSpark provides comfortable acoustical seating...


The Drawing Room by Bentley

The Drawing Room is a hospitality-inspired carpet collection for the workspace. Contrasting styles offer a range of options...


DecorArt Rejuvenations by Armstrong Flooring

DecorArt Rejuvenatio
ns flooring is a vinyl sheet collection that delivers enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance...


Drawn Lines by Interface

Drawn Lines uses layered filament-fine marks in varying weights and rhythms to create a prismatic geometry that helps improve employee productivity...


Executive Booth byZenbooth

The Executive Booth comfortably seats two people and creates private workspaces that combine quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness...


GridLine by Construction Specialties

GridLine is a grid system that removes tracked-in dirt and water by drying the bottoms of shoes to protect floors and carpets...


Mila by9to5 Seating

The Mila is a conference and task/work seating option focusing on elegant and versatile design...


Notable Dry Erase Paint by Benjamin Moore

Notable Dry Erase Paint is a premium coating that can transform almost any surface into a dry erase board...


Peerhatch byMetWest

Peerhatch is a dry-erase writable wall surface that infuses fully customizable images and graphics into a wall covering...


PIXA bySensitile

PIXA is a lightweight terrazzo or concrete panel that divides spaces by scattering small openings to create a sleek privacy panel punctuated by light...


The Plan Collection byKoleksiyon

The Plan Collection features three furniture pieces created with a focus on form and function that acts as both a storage solution and seating option...


Ruckus Mobile Height-Adjustable Lectern by KI

The Ruckus Mobile Height-Adjustable Lectern, modernizes the traditional lectern to allow more interaction, mobility and freedom for students and teachers...


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