Business casual is taking on a whole new meaning in today’s workplace. Like our workforce, our physical workplace is expected to be flexible, productive, well-connected, and mindful of our health and wellness. Those trends were definitely reinforced at this year’s NeoCon, the contract furnishing industry’s trade show that hosts more than 50,000 design professionals eager to see the latest ideas and introductions that will shape the built environment of tomorrow.
We’ve consistently been seeing a cultural shift from the traditional hierarchical office setups in favor of a more egalitarian atmosphere. From the continued need to accommodate privacy in open floor plans to being mindful of the health of our spaces, today’s workspaces require flexibility and creativity. Here, AD PRO shares the biggest trends we spotted among the 500 companies and thousands of lines that showed at Chicago’s the Mart in June.