The design industry recognized OFS and Carolina with honors during NeoCon 2023, North America’s largest design exhibition and conference for commercial and healthcare interiors. OFS and Carolina took home 8 total awards with OFS netting two Golds for Rowen Café and Rowen Bench, as well as a Best of NeoCon "Business Impact '' award for Tate.
A highlight for Carolina was the success of the Elara Lounge, receiving four total awards which included two Golds in the "Best of NeoCon" competition. Important to note that Elara won Gold in the "Furniture: Sofas and Lounge" category, which crosses all vertical markets.
OFS Awards from NeoCon 2023
Best of NeoCon (Gold): Furniture, Seating, Benches: Rowen bench
Best of NeoCon (Gold): Furniture, Tables, Café: Rowen Café
Best of NeoCon: Business Impact Award: Tate
"We're truly honored and thrilled by the recognition we've received at NeoCon 2023," said Molly Prior, VP of Workplace at OFS. "The awards validate our commitment to innovative design and redefining workplace experiences. Our winning entries, Rowen Café, Rowen Bench, and Tate, represent a keen understanding of the changing dynamics in the workplace environment. This success is a testament to the dedicated team at OFS and our relentless pursuit of design excellence."
Carolina Awards from NeoCon 2023
Metropolis Likes: Elara Lounge
HiP Award: Health and Wellness Seating: Elara Lounge
Best of NeoCon (Gold): Healthcare Guest and Lounge: Elara Lounge
Best of NeoCon (Gold): Furniture, Sofas and Lounge: Elara Lounge
Best of NeoCon (Silver): Healthcare Guest and Lounge: Blueprint
"These awards underscore the transformative power of our healthcare designs and the impact they have on caregivers, patients, and their families, said Stan Gray, VP of Healthcare at Carolina. "The success of Elara Lounge and Blueprint reaffirms our commitment to creating solutions that prioritize patient comfort, caregiver efficiency, and overall healthcare experiences. We are dedicated to continuing this legacy of innovation and positive impact in healthcare design."
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.
For over 75 years, Carolina has designed and manufactured quality 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 Brands in 2007. Due to the unique connection to OFS, Carolina can also draw from their full offering of products designed for administrative working spaces.
Aaron Estabrook: OFS Media Relations and Director of Digital Marketing