From Norfolk to NeoCon

Mantra Inspired Furniture, a commercial furniture manufacturing and design company headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, has been accepted to exhibit at the NeoCon 2021 at theMART in Chicago, IL, October 4-6.


Mantra Inspired Furniture will exhibit at the NeoCon 2021 at theMART in Chicago, IL, October 4-6
Julie Kohl, Vice President of NeoCon Exhibitor Sales, comments, “We are thrilled to welcome Mantra Inspired Furniture as a first-time exhibitor to NeoCon and excited for the debut of their fresh and thoughtfully designed products that will shape the future workplace.”

NeoCon has served as the world’s leading platform for the commercial design industry since 1969. The annual event, postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will take place in October to allow for increased vaccinations and lowered overall case rates.


Participants in NeoCon include the industry’s major manufacturers as well as emerging companies showcasing products and services including furniture, fabrics, flooring, interior building products, interior finishes, and technology. Markets represented at NeoCon range from office/workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public space, and government.


Mantra IF President & CEO Susan Pilato shares, “Our acceptance as an exhibitor for this year’s NeoCon is a game changer for Mantra Inspired Furniture. NeoCon brings innovative and relevant commercial furniture manufacturers, architects, and interior designers together for three days to determine the upcoming trends of our industry. There are not many women-owned manufacturers in our industry, especially from Virginia. We hope our participation at NeoCon 2021 will encourage other women to consider careers in manufacturing and design.”

Mantra Inspired Furniture will present samples of its established running line collection, along with other unique interactive items.


The 2022 edition of NeoCon will take place from June 13-15 at theMART in Chicago, IL.


2021 NeoCon is located in theMart at 222 W Merchandise Mart Place, Chicago, IL