26 Most Innovative Products for Interiors in 2018

08/01/2018 | By BUILDINGS Editors

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.

Product Innovation 2018 Annual Award Program Winners

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 from Emagispace is the Editors' Choice for Product Innovations 2018.

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
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. 


Grand Prize Winners from Product Innovations 2018


AXES by MAARS LIVING WALLS - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovations 2018AXES by Maars Living Walls

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

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Aspecta-Ten Tilt & Tones by Aspecta

ASPECTA-TEN TILT & TONES - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovations 2018Aspecta Ten Tilt & Tones is an LVT premium flooring range with geometric and biophilia-inspired designs...

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BuzziZepp by BuzziSpace

BuzziZep by BuzziSpace - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovations 2018BuzziZepp is anacoustical solution includes lighting into a single design, offering acoustic control and privacy without vertical barriers...

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Celliant Collection by C.F. Stinson

The Celliant Collection from C.F. Stinson - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovations 2018The 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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The Celliant Collection from CF Stinson - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovations 2018

 

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Juice Mobile Power by Bretford

Juice Mobile Power by Bretford - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovation 2018Juice 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...

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JUV Wall by Ergotron

JUV Wall by Ergotron - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovation 2018JUV Wall is a non-electric, adjustable surface that provides the full BIFMA ergonomic range for comfortable sitting or standing – a first in the industry...

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JUV Wall from Ergotron Video from NeoCon 2018 - Grand Prize Winner Product Innovation 2018
 

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MODIO by K.R. Moeller Associates

MODIO by K.R. MOELLER ASSOCIATES - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovation 2018MODIO is a sound-masking device specifically designed for hotel guest rooms that provides a solution to one of the most common hotel guest complaints: noise... 

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MOVI by SitOnIt Seating + Ideon

MOVI by SITONITSEATING + IDEON - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovation 2018Movi is an all-around chair with robust nesting abilities and flexibility that distributes pressure evenly across the back...

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SILQ by Steelcase - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovation 2018SILQ by Steelcase

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

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SnapCab Pod by SnapCab

SNAPCAB POD by SNAPCAB - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovation 2018Designed to help businesses and organizations maximize resources, space and functionality, the SnapCab Pod combines top design, easy specification and fast assembly...

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SNOWSOUND-FIBER ACOUSTIC TEXTILES by SNOWSOUND - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovation 2018Snowsound-Fiber Acoustic Textiles by Snowsound

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

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Tattoo Collection by KI

Tattoo Collection by KI - Grand Prize Winner - Product Innovation 2018The 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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Merit Prize Award Winners from Product Innovations 2018


Artefact by Patcraft

Artefact by Patcraft - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovation 2018Artefact 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 - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovation 2018BuzziSpark by BuzziSpace

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

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The Drawing Room by Bentley

The Drawing Room by Bentley - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovations 2018The Drawing Room is a hospitality-inspired carpet collection for the workspace. Contrasting styles offer a range of options...

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DecorArt Rejuvenations by Armstrong Flooring

DecorArt RejuvenatioDecorArt Rejuvenation by Armstrong Flooring - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovation 2018ns flooring is a vinyl sheet collection that delivers enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance...

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Drawn Lines by Interface

Drawn Lines by Interface - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovations 2018Drawn Lines uses layered filament-fine marks in varying weights and rhythms to create a prismatic geometry that helps improve employee productivity...

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Executive Booth by Zenbooth - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovation 2018Executive Booth by Zenbooth

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

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GridLine by Construction Specialties

GridLine by Construction Specialties - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovations 2018GridLine is a grid system that removes tracked-in dirt and water by drying the bottoms of shoes to protect floors and carpets...

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Mila by 9to5 Seating - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovation 2018Mila by 9to5 Seating

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

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Notable Dry Erase Paint by Benjamin Moore

Notable Dry Erase Paint by Benjamin Moore - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovation 2018Notable Dry Erase Paint is a premium coating that can transform almost any surface into a dry erase board...

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Peerhatch by MetWest - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovation 2018Peerhatch by MetWest

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

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PIXA by Sensitile - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovation 2018PIXA by Sensitile

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

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The Plan Collection by Koleksiyon - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovation 2018The Plan Collection by Koleksiyon

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...

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Ruckus Mobile Height-Adjustable Lectern by KI

Ruckus Mobile Height-Adjustable Lectern by KI - Merit Award Winner - Product Innovation 2018The Ruckus Mobile Height-Adjustable Lectern, modernizes the traditional lectern to allow more interaction, mobility and freedom for students and teachers...

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