Inventive interior products that prioritize
smart design and improved productivity
Product Innovations is BUILDINGS’ annual award program that recognizes the most effective
and innovative interior products. Exhibitors at NeoCon 2018 were eligible to participate in the
competition by submitting products, and the BUILDINGS editorial team evaluated them on their
merits in performance, sustainability and maintenance. Finalists were judged at NeoCon in June.
We recognized several trends this year:
n The emergence of privacy booths. As open plan offices dominate the modern workplace, employees need spaces where they can get
away from the hustle and bustle that may distract them from phone calls or video conferences. We feature a few privacy booth options
this year (including our Editors’ Choice, Privacy Pod Plus by Emagispace) that give workers a spot to focus.
n Acoustics is always a major focus at NeoCon, and products combatting noise pollution and distraction from poor sound quality were
plentiful. Acoustics no longer needs to get in the way of design. Many products are available to improve sound quality and seamlessly fit
into the office aesthetic.
n Overall, the workplace is more active than before. Products in the workplace need to facilitate lively organizations and people who need
The featured 26 winning products make for more productive and flexible facilities.
Privacy Pod Plus offers employees a quiet
place to focus and be productive in a
high-energy open work environment.
Using Emagispace’s patented EmagiBlock
technology, the pod delivers reliable
performance at a fraction of the cost of
most phone booths. The pod comes with
step-by-step instructions that are easy to
follow and is designed for easy mobility
and flexibility. Can be used for client
calls, video conferencing or as a private
space to concentrate. Full insulation
and sealed double-paned doors provide
sound resistance. PRIVACY POD PLUS by
EMAGISPACE. Circle 170.