izzy+ Custom Nemo Trellis
At last year’s NeoCon, the izzy Nemo Bar and Trellis won the Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Furniture Systems. This year, the izzy Nemo Bar and Trellis was prominently featured in and out of the showroom, anchoring a number of the vignettes. Additionally, the winners of a design challenge to create a cool and customized izzy Nemo Trellis unit were featured along with their full-scale, fabricated concepts.
The winning designers, Lindsey Salazar of Archideas in Chicago and Eda Muco of Dyer Brown & Associates in Boston joined izzy+ during the show, and will be part of a design team that izzy+ will take to Nicaragua in November for a design-focused service project.
Lindsey Salazar's concept for the izzy Nemo Trellis (shown above) blurs the boundaries between outdoor and indoor environments. Eda Muco's entry (shown below) makes the izzy Nemo Trellis more transparent by using perforated metal and translucent acrylic panels.
NeoCon 2013 exhibited the versatility of the izzy Nemo Trellis. The limitless configurations of the unit create spaces perfect for individual and collaborative work – the outside can be used for refreshing meeting places, while the semi-private inner spaces are perfect for teamwork or casual meetings.
About the Manufacturer: While they concede it's important, manufacturer Izzy+'s driving motivation isn't making furniture, but rather recognizing people: "grownups and toddlers, bosses and phone answerers, dog-lovers and cat people, coffee-drinkers and water-guzzlers-they're all important for different reasons, and they're all unique." The company's larger point is that effective interior solutions depend upon knowledge of how we live, how habitual users move through a particular space. This perennial outfitter of offices, schools, hospitals, cafes, and dining rooms doesn't miss a beat when it comes to creating functional furnishings for the ways we live, work, and play: "Our products are designed to support New Work styles-people who are more collaborative, technology-savvy, and on-the-move than ever before."