NEON selected to design RIBA Lounge at MIPIM UK
Following a highly successful RIBA Competition, architectural practice NEON has been selected to design the RIBA’s Lounge at MIPIM UK. The inaugural MIPIM UK takes place from 15 – 17 October 2014.
The RIBA Lounge will occupy a large 200m2 area in a prime position in the exhibition hall and will provide a quality, designer space for RIBA members and others to meet and do business.
The lounge will also provide space for the RIBA to showcase the best of British architecture and demonstrate the value that investing in quality design can bring.
Furniture for the lounge will be supplied by Herman Miller. The lounge is sponsored by Equisys and Ordnance Survey.
George King, Partner at NEON said “NEON are thrilled to have been chosen to design the RIBA Lounge at MIPIM UK. The event promises to be a fantastic platform to showcase the best of British architecture and we are excited to be a part of it. We look forward to working with the RIBA to create a space that highlights the exceptional work of its members.”
Peter De Soissons, Sales Director for MIPIM UK, said “We had a great and diverse selection of excellent proposals for the RIBA Visitors Lounge at Mipim UK. We are delighted with the Panels selection of Neon, an exciting and award winning practice that clearly have the expertise to create the Mipim Lounge environment to the brief and were selected also because of their strong creative ability to ‘enliven everyday experiences’ and elicit a more emotional response to the brief in an exciting and engaging way.”
Jeanine Goddard, Senior Interior Designer at Herman Miller said “I was highly impressed with NEON's witty retail installations that are innovative and classy with great attention to detail.”
Emma Stevens, Land & Property Marketing Manager said “Ordnance Survey were delighted to help judge the competition. The standard was very high with Neon standing out for its professionalism and sheer creativity. I am confident that the RIBA lounge will be a striking and energising environment to match our innovative ideas we have for the land and property sector.”
Sean Blair, Equisys Timemaster Account Manager, said “Being a part of the selection process was a unique and eye-opening experience for us; we were overwhelmed by the standard of all of the submissions.
We were particularly impressed with [NEON’s] existing portfolio of work, specifically some of the shop window displays which really visualize how very small spaces can express such innovation and creativity.
Their use of colour, space and materials are what really made this practice stand out; and we are looking forward to seeing some of their design proposals for the RIBA lounge.”
More information about the RIBA’s presence at MIPIM UK, along with a special discount on delegate’s passes, can be found at www.architecture.com/MipimUK
For more about Neon visit www.seeneon.com
Posted on Tuesday 12th August 2014