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KI Wins Prestigious Best of NeoCon Awards for Design Excellence and Innovation at NeoCon 2015

June 22, 2015

CHICAGO - KI received multiple awards for design excellence and innovation at the 26 th annual Best of NeoCon® competition, presented byContract magazine at the NeoCon World's Trade Fair 2015. KI was recognized with a Best of NeoCon Gold award for its Evoke Architectural Wall in the Architectural Products category; a Best of NeoCon Silver for its Soltíce Metal Collection in the Healthcare/Guest Lounge Seating category; and a Best of NeoCon Innovation Award for its Sway Lounge Collection in the Seating/Sofas & Lounge and Lounge Furniture Collections categories. 

"KI is incredibly honored to be recognized with three prestigious Best of NeoCon Awards," said Shawn Green, vice president of design and product marketing, KI. "Good design is not about products. It's about what they enable. And it's incredibly exciting to see KI continue to evolve its design philosophy toward simple, long lasting-forms." 

About Evoke Architectural Wall:

The latest advancement in flexible and adaptable wall solutions, Evoke architectural wall offers the ideal replacement for traditional drywall construction. Evoke redefines the architectural wall category with its incredibly clean aesthetics and virtually seamless panel-to-panel reveals. Augmented with a standard STC rating of 50, Evoke offers second-to-none acoustic performance for noticeably quieter spaces, offsetting noise pollution and privacy issues that may stem from today's open-plan approaches. Evoke.

About Soltíce Metal:

With superior attention to detail, award-winning designer Paul James has taken the incomparable durability of steel and refined it to an art form in Soltíce Metal. James' vision with Soltíce Metal was to take the established design of classic Soltíce, with its beautiful, inviting curves, and give it a fresh form. Its streamlined silhouette offers a stunning simplicity and creates a clean and contemporary aesthetic suitable for all environments. 


About Sway Lounge Collection:

The Sway lounge collection is a revolutionary lounge seating solution offering users true freedom of movement. Sway's innovative design is based on a unique, 3D orbital motion and allows users to move freely from front to back, side to side, and everywhere in between. Sway enables users to work, study, think or relax for hours on end with uninterrupted comfort. With an aesthetic that challenges convention, Sway is thoroughly modern yet adaptive enough to be used anywhere. 

Unlike traditional lounge seating, Sway instantly self-adjusts to an individual's preferred seating position and style. Its 180-degree full rotational movement and ease of motion provide infinite adjustability to any position, all while maintaining full cushion and body contact. 1.5

In addition to awards, visitors to KI's NeoCon showroom were also greeted with a wide range of exciting promotions. 

  • #SWAYcation Selfies- New for NeoCon 2015, showroom guests clamored to "Sit. Sway. Vacay." in KI's award-winning Sway lounge seating for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to legendary Lambeau Field to watch the Green Bay Packers play in 2015. Winner to be announced soon. View photos >
  • Pencil It In- Hundreds of NeoCon attendees were given colored pencil sets to create one-of-a-kind color palettes for KI's Doni chair for a chance to win an Apple® Watch, Wrapped stationary and more. Winner to be announced soon.
  • Pallas Nail Art- NeoCon attendees enjoyed their very own Pallas-themed nail appliques featuring Round from the new Topstitch collection.
  • NeoConography- For the fourth year, KI and Pallas Textiles hosted #NeoConography-NeoCon's most successful photography contest designed to showcase the creativity of NeoCon attendees. Nearly 800 photos were shot and tagged with the #NeoConography hashtag and shared with KI and Pallas Textiles on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for the chance to win $100 VISA gift cards. View photos >

KI manufactures innovative furniture and moveable wall system solutions for education, healthcare, government and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique design and manufacturing philosophy. For more information, visit


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