If you’ve never attended NeoCon, which takes place each year in the Chicago Merchandise Mart, it’s worth the trip—even if you have no need or desire to explore the latest in interior design and contract furnishings. If nothing else, you can also get a glimpse into what some glass companies are offering up specifically for the interior market.
This year companies such as Gardner Glass Products and Walker Glass are among those featuring some of their newest products. Backpainted glass, acid-etched glass and glass walking surfaces are among those being used frequently in interiors.
Another interesting detail about the Merchandise Mart is that it’s not exactly like walking through the typical exhibit hall. This is where many companies maintain permanent showrooms to feature all of their latest and greatest. Two glass industry companies that have a Merchandise Mart showroom include Joel Berman Glass Studios and Skyline Design.
Many of these product experts will agree: glass continues to be a hot-ticket item in interior design. You can color it, decorate it, print on it, walk on it—and it still maintains it beauty. So the next time you find yourself in Chicago, maybe pay the Merchandise Mart a visit and take a look for yourself what’s new in interiors. You will likely find that glass is playing a big part.