“Design is Everywhere,” Yetta Starr covers NeoCon for Newcity: Newcity Design

Vintage 1988 promotional area rug by Edward Fields on display at NeoCon50, photo: Yetta Starr

I am thrilled to share an article I authored for Chicago’s local publication Newcity: Newcity Design, Design Is Everywhere: NeoCon Celebrates Fifty Years. Newcity is a magazine I have long appreciated for its honest approach and unique beat on our city’s urban culture and the arts.

As a commercial interior design professional who practically “grew up” in the Mart, it was an honor to report on the 50th edition of NeoCon, North America’s largest contract furnishings exposition. The International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) message “DESIGN IS EVERYWHERE” inspired my article. Check out the impact design is having on education, social equity, mentorship, and the interconnected aspects of our lives.