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WEST ELM WORKSPACE WITH INSCAPE WINS BIG AT NEOCON 2017

6/13/17 7:30 PDT

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BROOKLYN, N.Y.

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"Our residential expertise and research-backed approach distinguishes us as a brand that is positioned to ‘unoffice the office’ with flexible, meaningful and humanizing products."

BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--West Elm Workspace with Inscape, the brand celebrated for bringing residential sensibility to the modern office space, is the recipient of three Best of NeoCon® Awards and a HiP Award. The Best of NeoCon® competition, supported by Contract Magazine, honors new products that are exhibited in Chicago during NeoCon, the leading event for the commercial design industry. West Elm Workspace was recognized by Contract Magazine for its Conduit System designed in collaboration with world-renowned design firm Gensler and West Elm Workspace’s Linear Wood LED Lighting. Interior Design magazine awarded the West Elm Workspace Parasol Meeting Table with a HiP (Honoring Industry People and Products) Award.

Selected from more than 400 entries across 45 categories, West Elm Workspace accepted the following awards:

  • Gold in Furniture Systems: Conduit System designed in collaboration with Gensler, an innovative office system designed to offer flexibility and choice in its reconfigurable solutions, allowing businesses to alternate between a branching system to a traditional benching system with ease.
  • Gold in Lighting- Decorative: Linear Wood LED Lighting Collection, providing energy-efficient lighting using warm materials and modern forms with aesthetic details such as a walnut body and brass-plated accents.
  • Silver in Furniture Benching: Conduit System designed in collaboration with Gensler.

Interior Design magazine’s annual HiP Awards honors commercial industry pioneers and achievement in product applications. West Elm Workspace accepted the award for:

  • HiP Workspace Furniture/Table: Parasol Meeting Table, a flexible, yet focused environment with an integrated dimmable light acting as a community hub and adjunct conference room.

“We are honored to be recognized by the industry for our commitment to designing a collection of innovative products that meet the needs of today’s modern workplaces,” said Catherine Schwartz, senior vice president of West Elm Workspace. “Our residential expertise and research-backed approach distinguishes us as a brand that is positioned to ‘unoffice the office’ with flexible, meaningful and humanizing products.”

In its third NeoCon showing, the 2017 West Elm Workspace product assortment features more than 20 new research-driven products aimed at “unofficing the office.” Each design combines West Elm’s residential sensibility with contract performance and abides by three key values: well-being, residential inspiration and choice. For more information about West Elm Workspace with Inscape and to see the complete suite of award-winning products and solutions introduced at NeoCon 2017, please visit www.westelmworkspace.com and follow @westelmworkspace on Instagram.

About West Elm

Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY since 2002, West Elm opened its first store in DUMBO, the neighborhood it still proudly calls home. With a mission of harnessing the power of design and human connection to enrich lives, everything West Elm does is designed to make an impact in everyday life, from creating unique, affordable designs for modern living and commitment to Fair Trade Certified, from LOCAL and handcrafted products to community-driven collaborations and events. The brand operates 99 retail stores in the United States, Australia, Canada and the UK, ships internationally to customers around the world and operates stores in Mexico, the Middle East and Philippines through unaffiliated franchisees. In addition to home furnishings retail, West Elm operates West Elm Workspace in the commercial furnishings industry and announced its expansion into the travel and hospitality industry with the launch of West Elm Hotels. West Elm publishes the blog Front+Main and is part of an active community on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. West Elm is a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands.

About Inscape

Inscape, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of office furniture, has been initiating change in workspace design for the past 125 years. With an emphasis on quality, innovation, technical design and unparalleled delivery and service, Inscape has been consistently awarded for its design, including 4 Gold and 1 Silver Best of NeoCon Awards at NeoCon 2014, North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. Inscape collaborates with leading European partners and manufactures their designs in North American facilities. Their systems, storage, seating and wall solutions delight users, foster agility and empower technology in the workplace. Flexible and designed for sustainability, Inscape products enable easy customization and readily adapt to keep pace with changing needs in the workplace. For more information visit inscapesolutions.com

Contact:

West Elm
Andrés (Dru) Ortega, 718-780-0452
AOrtega2@wsgc.com
or
Good Word PR
Dania Ahmad, 347-689-9959
dania@goodwordpr.com