A first in NeoCon history placed Herman Miller’s Teneo as Best of Competition. A flexible filing/storage system, Teneo represents a trend toward clean, adaptable designs. Also on the rise: collaborative spaces, live/work collections, smaller footprints, natural finishes, and ecofriendly everything. - Eileen Ragsdale

Missing link
Purity and continuity of form make Chase Wills’ Linc occasional table a strong but quiet piece that plays well with others. Available in two sizes and a variety of wood and lacquer finishes. Bernhardt Design, Lenoir, N.C. www.bernhardtdesign.com

[Reader Service: September 2008 #206]


Thrice as nice
Suzanne Tick’s Manufactured Landscapes interprets images of layered topographies in textural carpet tile. To boot, its mix of three pattern variations speak the same linear language despite orientation. Tandus US, Dalton, Ga. www.tandus.com

[Reader Service: September 2008 #207]


Scion of the time
Inspired by vintage art glass and textiles, Scion is a Type II, Class A fire-rated, lightweight, 100 percent polyester wall covering with an Ecore Advanced Wall Technology substrate. It is Greenguard certified and 100 percent recyclable. Wallcovering Source, Dallas, Tex. www.wallcoveringsource.net

[Reader Service: September 2008 #208]


Polished rocks
These precast, air-cured terrazzo tiles put a contemporary and convenient spin on a classic. Made of an earthy mix of Australian granite aggregate in a natural-oxide-colored matrix, they are notable for their beauty and strength. Sadlerstone, San Clemente, Calif. www.sadlerstone.com

[Reader Service: September 2008 #209]

Office pets
For sitting, the Luxy Bea chair’s curvaceous shell encloses ergonomic technology, such as a synchro mechanism and push-and-click retractable controls. The U.F.O. footrest is a cast-polyethylene disc designed for correct seating posture in any chair. Luxy, Washington Depot, Conn. www.luxy.com

[Reader Service: September 2008 #210]

Catch a wave
Designed by Nicolai Czumaj-Bront of the Haworth Design Studio, NC-B Resonate’s storage elements can be layered up to three high in various configurations of elegantly balanced space division. Haworth, Holland, Mich. www.haworth.com

[Reader Service: September 2008 #211]

Special treat
Chris Howker’s cool stainless-steel Dip and Double Dip benches have a sandblasted finish and are easily maintained. B&B Italia, New York City. www.bebitalia.it

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