For the first time in NeoCon’s history, a lighting fixture took home the Best of NeoCon Award. The slim Brazo LED task light beat out 426 other entries, an indication of the growing importance of the adjustability, sustainability, and ultimately, the health of our personal work spaces. - Eileen Ragsdale

Crystal clear persuasion
Alison Berger Glassworks’ Lantern pendant shines brightly despite its mere 25 watts. Crafted of mouth-blown leaded crystal, a narrow wine-glass shape emerges from within a wide cocktail-glass shape. Holly Hunt Collection, Chicago.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #205]


Switch the flip
As viewing angles change, so do the subtle patterns of the Flip fabric collection. The Zez weaving technology is available exclusively through Steelcase. Steelcase, Grand Rapids, Mich.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #206]


Light as a feather
Next is a new generation of height-adjustable tables, with lighter scale, advanced motion control, independent legs, and ergonomic advancements. The elimination of rails allows flexibility and ample leg room. Baker Manufacturing, Pineville, La.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #207]


Reign of the planes
Seamless expanses of glass, wood, and solid surfacing free of visible hardware render the Uffizi casegood collection a sleek and functional office furniture system. Features include file pedestals disguised as cabinet doors, cantilevered shelves, and magnetic panels of wood veneer or back-painted glass. Tuohy, Chatfield, Minn.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #208]

Grass fed
Composed of high Kenaf fiber content and backed with recycled paper pulp, Organics biodegradable, recyclable wall covering is hardy enough for commercial interiors. Eight designs are coated with PLA derived from renewable resources. Wolf Gordon, New York City.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #209]