Our Top 10 Trends from Neocon 2019

This year at Neocon was full of beautiful furniture that blurred the boundaries between work and relaxation. Filter Studio had the chance to visit the vibrant city of Chicago and really dive in to what’s new in the world of furniture. Listed below are the top 10 trends that we observed during our time at Neocon 2019. Enjoy!

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Studio Fiberglass Tutorial

This past week the team set up shop for an afternoon tutorial on fiberglassing. Tim has been building his own custom foil board to take out on the lakes, 3d printing parts and molding plywood to create the foil and fins. Using the Shaper Origin, he was able to etch in the paint-filled inlays adorning the board.

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Lumberman

The Lumberman was inspired from mixing curiosity of old wooden boats and love for being on the Great Lakes...especially kiteboarding.  I took what I learned from two earlier projects (the Mini Craft and Greenland Kayak projects) and applied them to the Lumberman.  I am finally starting to get a solid grasp on epoxy and fiberglass work to where I can get consistent results.

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Shaper Origin

Coming soon to Filter Studio! Hand held CNC machine, yes please!  I am always looking for ways to be more efficient, the Shaper Origin seemed like a no brainer.  I am fairly excited for this new piece of equipment for the studio and workshop.

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Mini Craft

Kiteboarding has many similarities to sailing.  In both wind powered sports you have to have a strong grasp of the weather and your equipment. In kiteboarding, the kite is your sail, so what does that make the board?  

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