Material Love at Philly's NeoCon East

After twelve years in Baltimore, NeoCon East's move north brought a fresh level of energy to the largest contract furniture event on the East Coast.

Attendance was up 15% from the previous year with industry professionals from the neighboring regions making the quick and convenient trip to see the 250+ leading companies and ready to spec products, as well as access timely programming and educational offerings. Exhibitors and visitors alike reported experiencing an exciting, productive show, many calling it one of the best ever.

The Materials Pavilion, organized by Interiors & Sources magazine and Material Intelligence, launched a new concept in Philly, partnering with the contract furniture manufacture Dauphin to create a custom fixture to show a selection of material samples. The innovative Junxion fixture was as big a hit as the samples themselves.

Hundreds of designers from the entire commercial spectrum, as well as many students and educators, visited the Pavilion for inspiration and education. Below, more about what they found there. 


Dauphin Junxion





Junxion is a product line of modular furnishings specifically designed to work together to create multifunctional environments in common areas that are technology- and user-friendly. Junxion includes media and privacy walls, lounge and individual seating, and tables of varying heights to encourage people to use the space for informal conferences, individual work, social meetings, teaching, training and more.


Arborite HPL

With over 60 years of experience in decorative high-pressure laminate manufacturing, Montreal-based Arborite delivers inspired contemporary surfacing solutions.

The company excels in supplying designers, architects, and specifiers with the perfect laminate for any space, allowing them to choose from a range of premium textures and over 200 colors. All Arborite laminates are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified, and over 50% of their product offering is certified by the FSC.

Showcased designs: Cinnamon Twill, Marigold Twill, Olive Twill, Indigo Twill.


Cancos Tile and Stone

Cancos Tile Corp. is a family owned and operated business and has been a ceramic tile, marble and granite agent, importer, distributor and retailer since 1953. We are a Long Island based company whose growth has been strong and steady over those years. We feature 11 designer showrooms, over 200,000 square feet of warehouse capacity, over 400 completely designed and decorated vignettes on display, and a marble and granite fabrication plant on site. With over seven million dollars in inventory, along with state of the art machinery, we can fulfill the needs of any job, tile or stone. Our seven outside salesmen cover the entire United States. We have received the Assopiastrelle award for unique, aesthetical professionalism in the presentation and promotion of Italian ceramic tile in all of North America for the year 2000.


Interlam/Lab Designs Laminates


Interlam™ is the innovator and the leading manufacturer of architectural wall panels and components. We design, produce, and market architectural, carved and decorative wall panels that offer a dramatic alternative to traditional flat walls. The Interlam™ advantage is achieved by assembling unrivalled designs, the best materials, and using them in the most innovative ways.

Lab Design Architectural Laminates are composed of a layer of Melamine impregnated decorative paper bonded to layers of phenolic impregnated Kraft paper. The backside of the laminate is sanded to ensure uniform bonding and consistent thickness.

Lab Designs™ has taken the best patterns available worldwide and combined them with our own fresh new designs, colors and textures to create the first high-end laminate collections without the high-end price. With over 400 patterns available, from abstract, wood, and solid color laminates, there’s plenty of looks to choose from. Lab Designs have the same durability and flexibility in application as other laminates, giving you the opportunity to develop your designs with the very best products, for a great price. Lab Designs Laminate markets its products throughout all corners of the globe.

Lab Designs Laminates are manufactured at our state of the art, international manufacturing facilities exclusively for Lab Designs Laminate.


Moz Designs Decorative Metals


Móz Designs has 5 collections with over 3,000 possible color and pattern combinations, rated for both interior and exterior. Our palettes range from soft neutrals to rich earth tones, metallic hues and radiant primary colors.

In addition to many unique metal collections, we are able to offer custom digital imagery on solid and perforated sheets, for stunning and unique branding opportunities. All selections are also available on our ETA (Easy-to-Assemble) product line that includes ready-to-install column covers, walls, ceilings, fixtures and art.


Onyx Specialty Papers

Imagine unusually rich-textured, visually complex and distinctive looks for floors, walls and counter tops with natural fibers, minerals like shimmery mica, gold flake metalized film, or holographic particles.

Lustralite® by Onyx Specialty Papers incorporates various organic and synthetic materials, it’s an ever-evolving collection of sophisticated papers comprising a new family of high-end, and high-fashion, surfaces. We start with real materials. Our proprietary process creates a sheet, which gives the finished product dimension, depth and sheen.


Shakuff Custom Glass Lighting and Décor 

Whether perched on the hillside overlooking the Sea of Galilee, or listening to the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest cities in Israel, the glass artisans at Shakuff look to the world around for inspiration.

They are masters of their crafts, pushing the boundaries of molten glass to breathe life into a line of custom glass lighting and décor where custom is standard, and you can make each your own.