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Get Inspired at NeoCon 2022

NeoCon 2022 starts June 13th! We have gone to NeoCon for many years as an attendee and eventually as an exhibitor. It is absolutely one of our favorite shows. If this is your first time, that's so exciting! We highly recommend doing some prep work before you arrive so you're well prepared. With a little bit of pre-planning, you will be inspired at NeoCon and get the most out of your experience. 5 Tips to Get Inspired at NeoCon Make...

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The NeoCon 2022 Survival Guide

NeoCon is one of the most important events in the commercial interiors industry. Since launching in 1969, it has brought together designers, architects, manufacturers, students, and end-users all under one roof. This year’s event is taking place June 13 – 15 at theMART in Chicago. Anyone who has been to NeoCon before knows this is a small industry and this show can feel a lot like a class reunion. You'll likely be bumping into people from different jobs throughout your...

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Invisible Threads Debuting at NeoCon 2022

“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.” Chinese Proverb Who are the invisible threads running through your life, stretching and tangling, but never breaking? Who are the people whose paths have crossed yours and provided support and inspiration? We all have people in our professional and personal lives with whom we feel a connection. Together, these connections form the tapestry...

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NeoCon 2022, Save the Date!

Design Pool is headed back to Chicago June 13 – 15 for NeoCon 2022. Organizers have announced the theme of this year's event as: DESIGN MAKES A STATEMENT. Last year we had a blast exhibiting at NeoCon for the first time ever. We introduced Design Pool to the commercial interiors market, launched The Cryptology Collection, and won two awards from prestigious national publications. Plus, we got to meet lots of new people and explore beautiful Chicago. What exactly...

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It’s Design Pool’s Third Birthday!

It's hard to believe it, but January marks Design Pool's third birthday! As we look back on the past three years we are feeling proud of all we have accomplished. Especially when we factor in the surprise wrench thrown into our plans (and everyone else's on the planet) back in March 2020. But, we've rolled with it from 2019 – 2021. We adjusted where we had to, pivoted where we could, and learned to take things as they come and...

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Design Pool’s 2021 Highlights

As the year winds down we're spending time reflecting on 2021 and looking forward to 2022. Recently, Kristen and Kristin chatted about the year and thought about the 2021 highlights. Getting a new business off the ground has had a lot of surprises. Yet, we both feel proud of the year we had and want to share our favorite parts of 2021 with you. 2021 Highlights Kristin Crane (left), Kristen Dettoni (right) at NeoCon 2021 NeoCon It was a blast to finally...

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Trends from NeoCon 2021

2021 was definitely an unusual NeoCon. For starters, there were fewer exhibitors and crowds were smaller. This had some benefits, like no lines for the elevators (or bathrooms!) and more time to spend with attendees in our booth. Though there were some exciting new products, it also seemed like a lot of the product launches were more evolutions on familiar themes, than brand new ideas. We speculate a lot of folks are waiting to make a big splash in...

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Special Thanks for Making Our NeoCon Booth!

October sure has been a bit of a whirlwind. We started it at NeoCon in Chicago and are winding down at the HCD Expo + Conference in Cleveland. With NeoCon behind us, we wanted to take a moment to send out a special note of thanks to our partners who helped us make the NeoCon Booth of our dreams. NeoCon was the first in-person event we participated in since Design Pool launched. As someone who attended for many years,...

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We Won a HiP Award & Metropolis Likes

That's a wrap on NeoCon 2021 and it was a productive 3 days for Design Pool. It was so rewarding to introduce Design Pool to interior designers, architects and students in the commercial interior industry. We also won two awards from prestigious national publications, a HiP Award and a Metropolis Likes. We won an Interior Design Magazine HiP Award! Our Knowledge is Power, part of The Cryptology Collections, won a HiP Award for Health + Wellness: Fabrics +...

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NeoCon 2021: Tips for an Inspiring Experience

NeoCon 2021 starts October 4th! We have gone to NeoCon for many years as an attendee and we love it! It is absolutely one of our favorite shows. If this is your first time, we wanted to share our tips for getting the most out of your experience. 5 Tips to Guarantee a Successful NeoCon Make a plan. It is easy to get overwhelmed at events like this. theMART is a big space, and let’s be honest, we’re all a little...

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