Focus Quiet Rooms Win Gold at Best of NeoCon Awards

Schiavello Furniture have been recognised for the second year in a row at the Best of NeoCon Awards, cementing the brand’s presence on the world stage at the leading commercial interior design event.

Awarded Gold in the Acoustics & Privacy: Work Pods category, the Focus Quiet Room collection of precision engineered rooms was recognised for its ability to deliver more room for any purpose, whilst the versatile Focus Booth took home Silver in the Acoustics & Privacy: Panels/Partitions/Screens/Space Dividers category.

NEXUS, the integrated workplace technology collection also received a Special Mention within the Business Impact Award category.


Previously awarded Silver in the same category in 2023, jurors were presented with the latest evolution of the Focus Quiet Room range within Schiavello’s permanent Chicago showroom at THE MART. Upgrades included a new services panel and lighting system, allowing users to adjust and control lighting and ventilation, customise lighting zone selections and extending light throw.

A new flexible door system meanwhile, allows the option of internal and external swinging doors, as well as inter-room adjoining doors.

Advanced tech integrations with the Nura Space platform allows users to book rooms and schedule services to turn on prior to arrival, with Schiavello offering a full-turn-key solution, rather than aligning with third party providers.

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Admired for their signature warmth and softness through timber and other leading materials and textiles, Schiavello once again illustrated the ability to tailor their Focus Quiet Room range. New finishes taken from the yet-to-be-released ColourLab Volume 4, created in partnership with Italian colour master, Giulio Ridolfo, explores influences from landscape architecture and includes new and unexpected textures and materials.

With sustainability central to the Schiavello business, the Focus Quiet Room range was recently accredited with an updated ‘Red List Approved’ Declare label, the leading environmental accreditation certification.

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Designed by Schiavello’s own Nick Tennant, Focus Booth is admired for its versatility and flexibility. It provides a quiet refuge for a private conversation or solo work time, dampening outside noise and shielding the user from view. Available as a single booth, ottoman combo and over 10 other variations, Focus Booth’s high, curved panels form a shield from the surrounding environment, creating a quiet and intimate place of retreat with dampened acoustics. With various power and data connection options available, Focus can be tailored in a range of finishes, including fabric, leather, veneer, MDF and timber.

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Now in its 34th year, Best of NeoCon is the official awards program for NeoCon, honouring outstanding new products from NeoCon exhibiting companies. Widely regarded as the leading awards program for the commercial interior design industry, Best of NeoCon honours trailblazing solutions that exhibit unparalleled innovation and exceptional design.

The 2024 Awards featured entries across more than 50 product categories, evaluated by a diverse jury of leading architects, designers, specifiers, enterprise clients, facility managers and top business media, all who judged the products on site at THE MART.

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Peter Schiavello, Managing Director of the Schiavello Group says the recognition reaffirms the company’s efforts in entering the US market.

“Being recognised against leading global competitors for the second-year running is testament to our strength in designing and producing innovative products. We firmly believe in our offering and to have that endorsed by the panel of jurors sets us up for what we hope will be another successful event for us.”

To read more about the Best of NeoCon 2023 Winners, visit the official website here.