NeoCon 2024 with OFS and Carolina

Grow Together with OFS, Carolina, and ROOM at NeoCon 2024

by Aaron Estabrook

Chicago, IL - June 10, 2024 – This year, we embrace the theme "Grow Together," as we showcase our latest innovations, reflecting our commitment to creating spaces that nurture personal and professional growth. Explore our space as we commemorate our own path, embracing the milestones that have shaped us. Nature and growth are part of who we are. Take wonder as you walk through our space as if walking along a wooded path; drawing inspiration, insight, and connection with who we are as a company, a community, and more importantly, a family.

Last year we reflected on our roots and what got us to where we are today, but this year is about dreaming of where we're headed tomorrow. As you enter our showroom, be greeted by lush greenery—a living representation of our shared mission to 'Grow Together.' Here, amidst the uniting of our three brands (OFS, Carolina, and ROOM) feel the warmth of community, the power of place, and the boundless potential that blooms when we come together as one.

"At OFS, we're incredibly excited to embrace the theme 'Grow Together' at NeoCon 2024, said Molly Menke Prior, SVP of Customer Experience. This year, our showroom is more than just a display of innovative products—it's a celebration of our journey and a vision of our future. As you walk through our space, we hope you feel the same excitement and optimism for the endless possibilities that lie ahead. Together, we can create spaces where everyone can thrive."

OFS new product introductions

This year at NeoCon, OFS is proud to introduce a collection of new products and enhancements that embody our commitment to growth and innovation. Each product has been thoughtfully designed to foster connection, creativity, and collaboration within diverse environments. From the transformative private office solution, Ally, to the versatile seating of Elara, our offerings aim to redefine how we interact with our spaces and each other. 

"Our new product lineup at NeoCon 2024 is all about growth—growth in design, growth in connection, and growth in how we envision the future of our spaces," said Andrea Ecret, Director of Brand and Product Marketing. "Each piece is crafted to inspire and support the dynamic evolution of work and living environments. We are excited to showcase innovations that nurture creativity and collaboration, helping our communities and businesses to flourish together."

Humans before hierarchy: OFS takes a new approach to the private office with Ally

Ally’s design journey began with a conversation between Molly Prior, SVP of Customer Experience at OFS, and Brian Graham, Designer and Founder of Graham Designs, as they discussed how to reimagine the private office to foster connections and trust. This innovative solution breaks down traditional hierarchies, transforming managers into mentors and employees into partners. With customizable options including lounge pieces, workstations, and storage, Ally creates a collaborative sanctuary that adapts to the needs of any workplace.

Blush: Chic sophistication meets modern comfort

Step into luxury with the Blush lounge collection, where chic sophistication meets modern comfort. Designed to make you blush with delight, each piece embodies timeless elegance and contemporary charm. From its soft, organic shapes to the inviting warmth of wood accents, it's an expression of refined taste and style. With options for built-in tables, surfaces, and ottomans, Blush offers versatility without compromising on beauty. Whether you're lounging solo or entertaining guests, let Blush be the centerpiece of your space.

Riggs: An adaptable screen collection designed for landscapes of privacy

Meet Riggs, an adaptable screen collection designed to create landscapes of privacy and focus. Just like the name suggests, you can "Rigg" your workspace effortlessly with either straight or curved screens. Designed by Webb Associates, Riggs enables on-site customization to tailor each workspace to individual preferences throughout the hours or days ahead. Also designed for added creativity with options for layering screen textures, heights, and length, choose from upholstered, veneer, laminate, or dry-erase options to best fit your color palette. With Riggs, seamlessly integrate flexible privacy features on any work surface to build an office that best supports the people within.

Ramble: Configurations as endless as your imagination

Introducing Ramble, where the possibilities for workspace configuration are as endless as your imagination. Just like the act of "rambling on," these versatile ganging tables invite you to explore and create, allowing you to configure them into various lengths and heights to suit your needs. Whether you're looking to foster collaboration in a dynamic workplace or adapt to the ever-changing demands of education environments, Ramble offers the flexibility to make it happen. Seamlessly link and unlink the tables to ensure stability and easy reconfiguration. Or, choose from an array of wood finishes and powder coat details to shape a workspace to match your vision.

ROOM: Modular architecture for a flexible world

ROOM has developed a series of soundproof office pods and purpose-built modular architecture that offer companies an affordable, sustainable, and flexible alternative to fixed construction and traditional office design.  Discover our collection of simple and seamless modular office pods that allow teams to shape and reshape their work environment with ease, from Day 1 to Day 2 and beyond. 

Gathr: Create a place to come together

At NeoCon 2024, we are excited to introduce the latest enhancements to Gathr, designed by Webb Associates, which transcend conventional boundaries to transform workspaces into vibrant and collaborative realms. Now featuring upholstered options for seating, Gathr offers unparalleled comfort alongside style. The new centered power with powder-coated face plates, available in any of our 17 powder coat colors, ensures seamless connectivity while adding a pop of color to your space. Additionally, our expanded range of bookcases and table options provide versatile solutions to meet diverse organizational and functional needs. These enhancements make Gathr not just a workspace solution, but a catalyst for productivity, creativity, and a shared sense of purpose.

Carolina Presents Adaptive Healthcare Designs at NeoCon 2024

Carolina invites you to experience our newest vision for modern healthcare spaces in our Neocon 2024 showroom. Immerse yourself in our new products and insights for the latest in healthcare design. Our showroom highlights practical solutions for patient and caregiver areas while leaning into forward-thinking ideas for public spaces. Our flexible designs offer both style and comfort while allowing healthcare spaces to adapt to the ever-changing needs of patients and visitors. 

"NeoCon 2024 is an exciting opportunity for us to unveil our latest innovations in healthcare design. Our new products are tailored to address the unique demands of healthcare environments, providing practical and adaptable solutions for both patients and caregivers, said Stan Gray, VP of Healthcare at Carolina. "We've focused on creating spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly functional, ensuring they can evolve with the needs of those who use them. Our showroom is a testament to our commitment to enhancing the healthcare experience through thoughtful and flexible design."

Carolina new product introductions

At NeoCon 2024, we are proud to introduce our latest advancements in healthcare product design, showcasing a collection that sets new standards for modern healthcare environments. Carolina's innovative products are designed with a deep understanding of the unique needs of healthcare spaces, offering practical solutions for both patient and caregiver areas. As you explore our showroom, you’ll discover how our forward-thinking product designs blend style and functionality, ensuring comfort and adaptability in every setting. 

"Each product has been created to enhance both patient and caregiver experiences, blending innovative functionality with stylish aesthetics, said Lauren Morgan, Brand Manager at Carolina. "Our goal is to create adaptable environments that can meet the evolving needs of healthcare facilities, ensuring comfort, efficiency, and a welcoming atmosphere for everyone. We are dedicated to enhancing the continuum of care by designing products that seamlessly support every stage of the healthcare journey."

Elara: A dynamic seating solution for any environment

Elara, meaning moon in Greek, earned her name from the enveloping curves and wide frame of this dynamic seating solution. Crafted as the perfect solution for behavioral health, senior living, workplace, education, and healthcare, Thijs Smeets designed the product to offer comfort, durability, and cleanability. Choose from a variety of base and material options to shape Elara to match your needs and design vision.

Noé: A versatile and playful way to support a building's interior architecture

Drawing inspiration from the mystical stone circles of Ballynoé, Ireland, the Noé collection of benches offers a versatile and playful way to support a building's interior architecture. With a range of organic shapes and sizes, Thijs Smeets designed Noé to fit seamlessly in almost any environment, from pediatric areas to expansive waiting rooms. Each piece combines an appealing design with functional versatility, making Noé an adaptable choice for modern interior space.

Prologue: A welcoming introduction to any space

Just like the opening chapter of a compelling story, Prologue creates a welcoming introduction to any space. Prologues straightforward design offers a surprisingly broad range of models, options, and features, each designed with today’s facilities in mind. Designer David Dahl’s vision for Prologue was to create an understated collection of seating that solves the needs for practical, flexible public spaces in healthcare and senior living.

Chrys: a unique fusion of comfort, durability, and safety

Chrys guest + dining was inspired by the symbolism of a chrysalis, embodying a journey of transformation and personal growth within healthcare environments. Designed to meet the stringent demands of healthcare spaces, Chrys lounge and dining offers a unique fusion of comfort, durability, and safety. With a soothing color palette and soft, organic lines, Chrys not only ensures superior comfort but also promotes an atmosphere of serenity. Prioritizing safety and security, Chrys features a tamper-resistant design and additional weighting to deter misuse.

Join us at NeoCon 2024 to explore these new products and see how OFS, Carolina, and ROOM are shaping the future of workspaces. Together, we can create environments that empower, enlighten, and inspire. Located in Suite 1132 of the mart, our showroom is a destination for anyone seeking education, inspiration, and meaningful connections to enrich your NeoCon experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to grow with us! 

About OFS 

OFS is a family-owned contract furniture manufacturer dedicated to crafting experiences and products that contribute to places where people want to be. Founded in 1937, OFS provides furniture and logistics solutions for office, healthcare, education, lifestyle, government, and home office markets worldwide, offering seating products, tables, casegoods, and open plan products. OFS is based in Huntingburg, Indiana.

About Carolina 

For over 75 years, Carolina has designed and manufactured quality healthcare furniture for customers around the globe. Founded in 1947, Carolina has constantly evolved their products and expanded their knowledge to meet the needs of tomorrow’s challenges, as well as today’s. Carolina is based in High Point, NC, and was acquired by OFS in 2007. Due to the unique connection to OFS, Carolina can also draw from their full offering of products designed for administrative working spaces.

About ROOM 

ROOM is reshaping the modern workplace to create the offices of the future around the world. Offering modular and creative architectural office solutions that seamlessly transition a stagnant floorplan to one that is adaptive and dynamic, ROOM's series of purpose-built products foster productivity, team collaboration, focused individual work, and everything in between. All without the hassle, expense and negative environmental effects of traditional construction. With over 7,000 unique customers ranging from budding startups to Fortune 500 companies including Google, Samsung, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and NASA, ROOM is inspiring a better way to work for all. ROOM is now part of OFS, one of the largest independent office furniture manufacturers and workspace innovators in the country. 

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