Dewey 6-top table and Truman lounge, bench and table from izzy+ win Best of NeoCon® awards

Ninth time in 10 years to earn industry honors for product excellence

CHICAGO – June 14, 2010 – At the 2010 Best of NeoCon competition, the Dewey 6-Top Table by Fixtures Furniture won a Best of NeoCon Gold award for education solutions. The Truman lounge chair, bench and table earned a Best of NeoCon Silver award in the seating – sofas and lounge category.

Inspired by the changes in working and learning patterns found in today’s universities, the Dewey 6-Top Table adds a spur-of-the-moment gathering place for up to six people to meet and use technology in the classroom, library or student union. The 6-Top Table brings people closer together for team collaboration by reducing the standard conference table footprint. For extra credit, take notes, sketch or share ideas on the optional marker board surface of this creatively shaped table. Product designers are Joey Ruiter, JRuiter Studio, and Chuck Saylor, izzy+.

The Truman lounge chair, bench and table are designed to do a bit of everything – from helping CEOs make decisions and MBA students study, to welcoming hotel guests and making all types of waiting more enjoyable. Truman easily is the heart of a reception area. But it’s also right at home in places like a break room, open office or unexpected collaboration spaces. Product designers are Joe Ricchio, Ricchio Design and Matt Duncan, Morphix Design.

The 2010 awards for izzy+ mark nine out of 10 years that brands and strategic partners of the izzy+ business have earned honors at NeoCon World’s Trade Fair, the North American exhibition of contract furnishings at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

Since its 2001 launch at NeoCon, izzy+ also has earned the following product awards:

  • 2010: The Office Awards, Dubai World Trade Center, presented a Silver award to Dewey for education solutions; Olivia, a lounge/side chair, earned a Silver award for public seating; and Elliot (now Rylee) height-adjustable table won a Silver award for worksurfaces.
  • 2009: Best of NeoCon Gold Award, Dewey furniture collection by Fixtures Furniture; Best of NeoCon Silver Award, Elliot (now Rylee) height-adjustable worksurface by izzy; both designed by Joey Ruiter
  • 2008: Best of NeoCon Gold Award, HÅG Sideways conference chair from izzy, designed by HÅG and Formel Industrial Design
  • 2007: Best of NeoCon Editors’ Choice Award, Hannah swivel tilt task chair, designed by Dennis Foley and Chuck Saylor; original design by Dennis Foley and Jeffrey Gershune
  • 2006: Best of NeoCon Gold Award, HAG Conventio Wing stacking chair from izzydesign, original design by Peter Opsvik
  • 2005: Best of NeoCon Sliver Award, Calvin and Edison alternative office, designed by Mike Dressendorfer and Chuck Saylor
  • 2004: Best of NeoCon Silver Award, izzySmartScreens (now Evan privacy screens), designed by David Wright
  • 2003: Good Design Award, Maxwell task chair designed by Matt Chrostowski at Designworks USA
  • 2002: Best of NeoCon Silver Award, Jack training table, designed by Chuck Saylor and Dan West
  • 2001: Best of NeoCon, Editors’ Choice Award, Clara furniture collection, designed by Chuck Saylor, Dan West, Tod Babick

About Best of NeoCon

The Best of NeoCon competition is sponsored by Contract Magazine, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.,, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).

About izzy+

The employees of izzy+ ( design, manufacture and market office furniture and seating that solve real problems for real people. The focus is to provide designers with the tools to create inspiring work spaces for forward-thinking customers in home offices and small businesses, in executive offices and board rooms, in hospitals and classrooms. Its award-winning products are marketed under the brand names izzy, HÅG, Harter, Fixtures Furniture, and ABCO Office Furniture. Based in Spring Lake, Mich., U.S., izzy+ is a business of JSJ Corporation of Grand Haven, Michigan.


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