Huffpost Chicago

Wolf-Gordon's 'Escalator Canopy' On Display At Merchandise Mart For NeoCon (PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated:
Print Article
The
The "Escalator Canopy" on display in Chicago's Merchandise Mart for NeoCon this week.

Attendees of NeoCon, the National Exposition of Contract Furnishings, at Chicago's Merchandise Mart were treated to a colossal surprise upon their arrival at the commercial interiors design trade show: A giant multi-colored, multi-faceted sculpture suspended from the ceiling.

The 30-foot, 1,380-pound sculpture, titled "Escalator Canopy" and created by design company Wolf-Gordon, was installed Sunday at the Merchandise Mart's "town square" ahead of the June 11-13 conference.

"Escalator Canopy," a temporary, site-specific creation, is composed of over 250 sides covered in over 500 yards of various upholstery textiles, mirrors and wallcoverings.

(Scroll down to check out the impressive sculpture.)

NeoCon is no small affair -- it attracts 40,000 attendees each year, features some 700 exhibits and occupies 1 million square-feet of exhibition space spanning 10 floors of the Mart. Among the keynote speakers at this year's convention was former mayor Richard M. Daley.

Also on The Huffington Post

Wolf-Gordon's 'Escalator Canopy'
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

NeoCon shows off newest office furniture trends

Steelcase Receives Five Best of NeoCon Awards at NeoCon 2012

Designs on Chicago: Granddaddy of office furniture shows inspires visitors

Mondo displaying contract rubber flooring at NeoCon 2012

Ergotron's Sit-Stand Solutions Breathe New Life Into Office Design

'Elliptical' chair desk meant to let you work out while you work