Vanerum Collection: Gold at NeoCon

Vanerum strikes Gold Award Education Solutions at annual Best of NeoCon competition for innovative new designs. 

The Best of NeoCon awards – held during NeoCon® World's Trade Fair at Chicago's Merchandise Mart – are the highest honor for commercial furnishings manufacturers.VANERUM participated in the NeoCon competition through StelterPartners, its American distributor based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. StelterPartners presented at NeoCon a selection of VANERUM's product range, which they distribute in the USA under the LearningWorks « VANERUM Collection » label.

Vanerum Collection wins NeoCon Gold Award

The annual Best of NeoCon Awards – presented each year during NeoCon World's Trade Fair at The Merchandise Mart – recognize the most innovative new designs for commercial furnishings and are considered the highest honor commercial furnishings manufacturers can receive. The 2007 edition of this annual awards competition received more than 375 entries in various product categories, and recognized the best new products displayed at NeoCon 2007.

The VANERUM Collection stands for fresh, durable and innovative designs with a strong emphasis on ergonomics and functionality. The prize winners vary from traditional laminated plywood school seating and desking 'with a twist' to technologically advanced avant-gardist 'mix and match' furniture suited to the most particular needs.

"We are very happy with the appreciation of our product line showing from this award," said Gert Van Erum, CEO at VANERUM. "As education evolves, we aim to keep developing products and solutions that meet the new functional and polyvalent needs, yet remain durable, ergonomically correct and pleasing to the eye. All of this of course with environmentally friendly production methods and sustainable entrepreneurship in mind. In short, our goal is to provide our customers with the adequate tools and expertise to develop an educational environment which is right for them."

"Since its introduction in our product range, the VANERUM Collection has proven to be a valuable addition to the LearningWorks line," adds Jim Stelter, CEO at StelterPartners. "As LearningWorks always searches for dynamic solutions and innovative partnerships, we are pleased to see our opinion about Gert Van Erum and his phenomenal team was right. We congratulate VANERUM with this award and are looking forward to keep working with them in the near and not so near future."

The proud Vanerum/Stelter Partners team


With over 35 years of experience, VANERUM has become one of Europe's leading suppliers of integrated environments for learning and visual communication. Every day, VANERUM changes the way people study, work, and communicate visually throughout the world, providing products and solutions for education, corporate and commercial markets.

For years we have consistently pursued new paths in design; for years we have been practicing fair, responsible partnerships.

In 1968, Robert Van Erum formed the foundation of VANERUM. The success story started with the trade in blackboards and continued with a wide product diversification and the offer of total packages.

In 1990, after the take-over and integration of companies such as Elbe, Crahait, Elwe and Comprex, VANERUM was formed as we know it today: the provider of solutions that promote the learning process, the transfer of information, and visual communication.

Moving into the third millennium, VANERUM has developed into a company with a reputation for quality, performance and outstanding service. With over 35 years of experience, VANERUM is changing the way learning places look by consistently pursuing new paths in design, by introducing new and innovative materials and by truly advanced concepts, integrating technology in traditional environments.

With 175 employees, sales offices in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and partners all over Europe, the USA and Asia , VANERUM has become one of Europe's leading suppliers. More information: .