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2016

Teknion Opens Redesigned London Showroom

London showroom incorporates Zones, Studio TK, Luum Textiles and other products displayed at Orgatec.

2016

Zones a Best of Year Awards Winner

Teknion’s Toronto Collaboration Hub a Winner and Teknion Sanna by Pablo Lighting an Honoree in Interior Design magazine’s BoY awards.

2016

New Lightbar Expands Teknion Sanna by Pablo Lighting Collection

Sanna Lightbar provides a high-performance lighting experience through
its shape and angles that transform it from a companion ambient light
to a work-focused task light.

2016

Teknion Recognized with Seven 2016 Good Design Awards

Zones, Teknion Community Table, Tek Pier Monitor/Worksurface, Sanna Lighting, Thesis,
Focus Wall, Around task chair honored.

2016

Teknion Opens Redesigned Edmonton Showroom

Teknion continues to invest in its showrooms,
opening a new showroom in Alberta’s capital.

2016

Studio TK Launches Bankside Lounge Collection

Bankside Lounge Collection designed by Jasper Morrison is part of B&B Italia Project Collection.

2016

Teknion Features Zones Furniture Collection at Orgatec 2016

Designed by PearsonLloyd, Zones transforms the office, challenging convention and changing the way people experience work.

2016

Teknion Brings Healthy Workplace Experiences to IIDEXCanada 2016

Teknion shows how well-designed offices that encourage movement throughout the day, provide access to nature, natural light and views promote employee health and well-being.

2016

Teknion’s Community Table at Orgatec 2016

Designed by Michael Vanderbyl, Teknion Community Table responds to new trend emerging in today’s human-centered workplace.

2016

Teknion Sanna by Pablo Lighting Collection at Orgatec 2016

New workplace lighting collection by Pablo Pardo fashionably expands the language of light in today's workspaces.

2016

Teknion Displays Around Task Chair at Orgatec 2016

Around, with its sleek, sophisticated and minimalist design, shown at Orgatec.

2016

Teknion Partners with Alshaya Enterprises

Teknion partners with dealer Alshaya Enterprises
to further develop and support Teknion’s client
base in Gulf region.

2016

Toronto Mayor John Tory Visits Teknion

Mayor Tory delivers his Economic Update Breakfast
to business leaders at Teknion’s 1150 Flint Road headquarters.

2016

PearsonLloyd Collection Receives Award of Merit

PearsonLloyd Collection for Teknion receives Award
of Merit from Azure magazine in Unbuilt Concepts & Prototypes category

2016

Teknion Celebrates International Launch
of New Brands and
Furniture at Orgatec

Teknion showcases new award-winning workplace products,
plus Studio TK and Luum Textiles introductions.

2016

Teknion to Pursue WELL Certification for Two Showrooms

Teknion announces plans to pursue WELL Certification for its New York and Toronto showrooms.

2016

Two Teknion Showrooms Receive LEED Platinum Certification

Boston and Montreal are first Teknion showrooms to receive LEED Platinum Green Building Certification.

2016

Teknion Sponsors ideacity in Toronto

Teknion again sponsors annual ideacity conference. Billed as Canada’s “Premier meeting of the minds.

2016

Teknion Sponsors Metropolis Think Tank Series, Washington, D.C.

Teknion continues to sponsor Metropolis magazine Think Tanks in cities across the U.S.

2016

Zones and Starting Point Honored with Metropolis Likes Awards

Teknion’s Zones furniture collection and Luum Textiles’ Starting Point receive Metropolis Likes Awards.

2016

David Feldberg Receives Lifetime of HiPness Award

Teknion President & CEO David Feldberg earns Lifetime of HiPness Award in the People category.

2016

Starting Point Collection a HiP Awards Honoree

Luum Textiles’ Starting Point a HiP at NeoCon Honoree.

2016

Teknion Sanna by Pablo a HiP Winner

New lighting collection receives a HiP at NeoCon award.

2016

Teknion Wins Best of Competition, Four Gold Awards and Silver at NeoCon 2016

Zones, Tek Pier and Teknion Sanna by Pablo lighting collection earn Best of NeoCon Awards. Zones named Best of Competition.

2016

Teknion Previews Zones by PearsonLloyd at NeoCon 2016

Breadth of furniture collection across multiple workplace applications
with consistent design language makes Zones unique.

2016

Teknion Features Focus Glass
Wall System at NeoCon 2016

Focus demountable wall system delivers a high level of acoustic performance with a clean, European aesthetic and a broad range of finish options.

2016

Teknion Debuts Tek Pier at NeoCon 2016

Tek Pier the first product of its kind to successfully merge wall-mounted monitors with height-adjustable worksurfaces.

2016

Teknion Previews Around Task Chair at NeoCon 2016

Intelligently designed, simple yet beautiful, Justus Kolberg’s new chair incorporates many hidden innovations.

2016

Teknion’s Community Table Introduced at NeoCon 2016

Table responds to new trend emerging in today’s human-centered workplace.

2016

Teknion Sanna
by Pablo Lighting Collection Unveiled at NeoCon

Collection of LED lamps and task lighting
introduced at NeoCon 2016.

2016

Teknion Redesigns Chicago Showroom

Teknion’s 22,000-square-foot (1860 m²) Merchandise Mart showroom redesigned by Vanderbyl Design for NeoCon 2016.

2016

Luum Textiles Brand Launched

Luum focuses on bringing a creative approach to textiles for the commercial market and setting a new standard in textile design.

2016

Teknion Studio Adopts Studio TK
as Worldwide
Brand Name

Studio TK specifically focuses on social applications
to support today’s evolving workplaces.

2016

Teknion Sponsors Living Future
in Seattle, Washington, in May

Teknion an exhibitor and sponsor of Living Future, a “forum for leading minds in the green building movement.”

2016

Teknion Awarded Three 2016 Green Good Design Awards

upStage desking system and Sabrina task chair, plus Textured Edge collection from Teknion Textiles, honored.

2016

Teknion Sponsors Junior Fellows
at 2016 Applied Brilliance Conference

Teknion hosts a select group of architects and designers under the age of 35 from April 5-8 in Havana, Cuba.

2016

Teknion Textiles Introduces Side by Side Collection

Collection by Suzanne Tick comprising Angulo and Percept inspires fresh and dynamic compositions.

2016

Teknion Opens Redesigned Showroom in Bangalore, India

New showroom reflects Teknion’s international design expertise, regional business competencies and achievements in India.

2016

Teknion Earns Multiple 2015 Good Design Award Honors

Teknion, Teknion Studio and Teknion Textiles collections products honored with 2015 Good Design Awards. upStage workplace furniture system, Infinito Lounge Seating, Qui Seating & Surfaces, Line Language fabrics among the winners.

2016

Teknion Recognized As a Leader in Carbon Emissions Reduction

Teknion ranks among the top three in its industry in Canada, and the world’s top performers, in annual carbon disclosure report.

2015

Four Teknion Workplace Products Earn Green Good Design Awards

Journal casegoods, Livello Counterbalance Height-Adjustable Worktable, Thesis Learning and Library Tables, and Variable Multi-Purpose Seating awarded for their strong sustainable design.

2015

Teknion Unveils Ethonomics Research Paper

New Paper – Ethonomics: Designing for the Principles of the Modern Workplace – outlines role of sustainable design in maximizing employees' well-being and overall productivity.

2015

Teknion Sponsors Junior Fellows
at 2015 Applied Brilliance Conference

Teknion again hosts six architects and designers through the Junior Fellows Sponsorship, which
helps develop young talent under the age of 35.

2015

Teknion Receives Environ-
mental Excellence Award

Teknion honored by Government of Ontario for its strong commitment
to environmental excellence by using innovative approaches and new technologies to protect the environment.

2015

Teknion
Rebranding

Representing the evolution of the Teknion brand,
a proprietary typeface is launched. The clean, sans serif font reinforces Teknion’s presence and mission
to empower people through design.

2015

Redesigned
Website

Teknion launches a new website that uses a
technically advanced platform to provide a true
mobile experience and serve as a rich visual presentation tool. The redesigned site also reflects Teknion’s design-driven brand.

2015

Journal Wood Casegoods

Journal enables private offices to transform quickly and easily
to accommodate more collaborative small team environments.

2015

New Nomads Textiles Collection

New Nomads – consisting of five new fabrics that celebrate the spirit of urban life in the digital age –
was designed by Suzanne Tick for Teknion Textiles.

2015

upStage Workplace Furniture System

upStage connects individual personalities and
personal workstyles by allowing people to manage independently their own preferences for privacy, movement, orientation and storage.

2015

Livello Height-Adjustable Bench

This industry leading sit-stand bench provides
each user with individual control of their work
and environment.

2015

New Laminates Program

This major new finishes program features custom-developed laminate colors and patterns specifically designed for today’s office environments.

2015

Textured Edge Textiles Collection

Textured Edge is a collection of upholstery, panel and wall fabrics from Teknion Textiles designed by Suzanne Tick.

2015

Kogen Wire Tables

Defined by floating horizontal surface planes and
a refined wire base, Kogen tables are ideal in traditional offices, collaborative and public
settings. From Teknion Studio.

2015

Noka Chair

Made from solid timber, this collection from Teknion Studio is both sturdy and lightweight, supporting mobility and constantly shifting environments from individual to collaborative work.

2015

Cavu Tables Collection

Designed for Teknion Studio by Mario Ruiz, the Cavu family of wood tables embraces the needs of workplaces in constant flux while celebrating the beauty and flexibility of wood as a material.

2015

Infinito Lounge
Seating + Masalla Tables

Based on a square modularity, the Infinito + Masalla line creates many different configurations and combinations. Designed for Teknion Studio
by Toan Nguyen.

2015

Cover Seating and Tables Collection

With a high degree of upholstered comfort, Cover creates a light-scale environment ideal for meetings
or individual work. Designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Teknion Studio.

2015

Qui Collection
of Seating and Surfaces

Designed by Monica Armani for Teknion Studio, Qui evolved from the idea of creating a family of products geared towards the theme of versatility to respond
to the new and diverse needs of life and work in the contemporary world.

2015

PearsonLloyd
+ Teknion

Teknion partners with London-based PearsonLloyd studio to bring “a new way of thinking about product design” to the contemporary workplace.

2015

Cisco + Teknion

Teknion and Cisco begin creating new workspaces
that unite modern, adaptable workplace furniture arrangements and Cisco collaboration technology to address the needs of today’s highly mobile, flexible and dynamic workforce.

2014

Form + Structure Textiles Collection

Form + Structure is comprised of nine styles – five upholstery and four panel fabrics – that reference the exaggerated textures, geometric patterns and linear work found in architecture. Designed by Suzanne Tick for Teknion Textiles.

2015

Expanded Veneer Collection

Twelve veneer design options added to the Flintwood veneer collection, building on the recently introduced laminate palette.

2015

Metropolis
Likes Awards

upStage workplace furniture system and Textured
Edge from Teknion Textiles named winners.

2015

HiP Awards
at NeoCon

Winner: Line Language, Ample and Subdivide from Teknion Textiles’ Textured Edge collection.

Honorees: upStage furniture system; and Infinito + Masalla, Qui and Cover from Teknion Studio.

2015

Top Dealers Recognized at Dealer Conference

Teknion honors top U.S. (officeworks – Boston), Canadian (Groupe Focus – Montreal) and international (Conceptos Corporativos SA de CV – Santa Fe, Mexico, and Integrated Design Solutions – Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) dealers.

2015

Teknion Wins Five 2014 Good Design Awards in International Design Competition

Journal casegoods, Variable Multi-Purpose Seating, Thesis Learning and Library Tables, and two Teknion Textiles collections – Duality and Form + Structure – honored.

2014

Duality Textiles Collection

Designed by Suzanne Tick for Teknion Textiles, Duality explores the juxtaposition of textures and lusters within a large range of fabrics
in nine upholstery and two wall fabrics.

2014

Metropolitan ’14 rotating chair

Designed by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia and
offered by Teknion Studio, Metropolitan ’14 is a fully upholstered rotating chair, denoting a flowing design
of surfaces with a fully integrated seat cushion.

2014

Juntura
Guest Seating

Juntura armchairs, chairs and stools with or without back support address a new set of seating demands for different styles and heights of postures. Designed by Mario Ruiz for Teknion Studio.

2014

Pai Compact Lounge

Designed by Mario Ruiz for Teknion Studio, the Pai family of sofas features a compact concept and reduced size, creating a new level of planning
in small spaces.

2014

Lite Wall

This series of lightweight screens by Jeffrey Bernett
for Teknion Studio responds to varying needs of
the open office. Using magnets, Lite Wall easily reconfigures without tools or visible connections.

2014

Variable Multi-Purpose Seating

Designed by Alessandro Piretti, Variable features include a single plastic shell with ergonomic flexibility in the backrest, clean lines and comfortable,
patented, shell.

2014

Sabrina Task Chair

With its sleek design, the Sabrina synchro-tilt mesh task chair is the perfect marriage of classic elegance, performance and ergonomics.

2014

Livello Counterbalance Height-Adjustable Table

Livello Counterbalance adjusts from sit-to-stand in a matter of seconds, quickly fitting the person and the task, without power.

2014

Thesis Learning
& Library Tables

Full line of Thesis learning and library tables designed to address
today’s evolving learning trends on campus, and in the workplace.

2014

Environmental
Excellence Award

Teknion receives a Minster’s Award for Environmental Excellence – fourth environmental award presented by the province to Teknion since 2010.

2014

LEED-CI Platinum for Malaysia Design Center

Teknion’s International Design Center the first showroom in Malaysia to be awarded LEED
Commercial Interiors Platinum.

2014

Two Teknion Products Win 2014 Green Good Design Awards

Sidewise compact, collaborative casegoods and
Projek task seating recognized for their strong sustainable design.

2014

Teknion
Sponsors
ideacity

15th annual one-of-a-kind conference in
Toronto brings together the best and brightest international minds.

2014

Teknion Sponsors 2014 Design Access Summit

“As a founding sponsor of Design Access, Teknion’s generous support enables us to continue advancing the role of architects and designers as changemakers in their own communities.”

2014

Teknion Releases Results of New Higher Learning Research

New research paper in partnership with global design firm Gensler explores how shifts in the student, technology and teaching are impacting higher education and space planning.

2014

Atlanta and Chicago Showrooms Awarded
LEED-CI Gold

Teknion’s Atlanta and Chicago showrooms awarded LEED (Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design) for Commercial Interiors 2.0 Gold
by the United States Green Building Council.

2014

Teknion Collects Gold and Silver Best of NeoCon Awards

Lite Wall from Teknion Studio wins Best of NeoCon Gold; Journal casegoods receives Silver.

2014

Teknion Receives 2014 Category Leader Award from GreenWizard

GreenWizard recognizes Teknion at Greenbuild with award for its "outstanding performance" to "support
a better built environment."

2014

Tech Couture
Textiles Collection

Tech Couture features upholstery and vertical fabrics that provide warmth, comfort and a tactile experience in today’s digital era of slick tech materials. Designed by Suzanne Tick for Teknion Textiles.

2013

Teknion Introduces New Corporate Responsibility Report

Inaugural report documents and shares Teknion’s corporate citizenship responsibility milestones and
key ambitions.

2014

Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Awards

Teknion a Finalist in the 2014 Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Awards – Water Conservation category.

2013

ExxonMobil Architectural
Wall Contract

Altos wall order represents one of the largest architectural wall installations in the contract
furniture industry.

2013

U.S. Air Force Contract

Teknion awarded five-year contract with the U.S. Air Force for systems and demountable walls for over 75 Air Force bases and facilities in the United States.

2013

Teknion Earns Three Good Design Awards

Teknion Studio Collection (Spectrum, Fractals and Keele), Teknion Textiles offering and Details book honored with 2013 Good Design Awards.

2013

Teknion Sponsors GO PRO/NYC Conference for Emerging Interior Designers

Event hosted by the ASID (American Society of
Interior Designers) tailored specifically for young
up-and-coming professionals in the interior
design industry.

2013

Teknion Launches New Desking, Seating and Softspace Furniture Collection in Asia

Interpret desking system, Projek task seating, Mina chair among major new products launched in Asia in conjunction with official opening of redesigned Klang, Malaysia, design center.

2013

Teknion Survey Reveals Lack
of Privacy, Collaborative Spaces in Today’s Office

Lack of lounge space, meeting rooms and quiet
zones negatively impacting employee productivity.

2013

Optos Low Profile, Interpret Desking Win Green Good Design Awards

Teknion is the only contract furniture company in the competition to receive an award, which honors firms at forefront of sustainable design and the environment worldwide.

2013

Teknion Sponsors ideacity

Fifty of the "planet’s brightest minds" converge
in Toronto, Canada, to speak to a highly
engaged audience.

2013

Teknion Wins Two Gold & Two Silver Best of NeoCon Awards

Fractals Seating Group by Teknion Studio and Surface Tension Collection from Teknion Textiles win Gold awards, Interpret desking system and Optos Low Profile walls earn Silver.

2013

Environmental Excellence Award Finalist

Teknion a Finalist in 11th Annual GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence sponsored by GLOBE Foundation.

2013

Teknion Sponsors Design
By Nature Competition

Teknion, as a founding sponsor of Design By Nature at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Canada, continues to support emerging designers working in the realm of sustainability.

2013

Teknion Europe Introduces Several Major New Workplace Product Lines

“Never before has Teknion introduced so many diverse products in so many different office furniture categories to the European market.”

2013

Announces Three Major New Business Partnerships

Teknion announces new Teknion Studio and Teknion Textiles ventures, and an exclusive North American distribution, licensing and manufacturing agreement with B&B Italia for its Project Collection.

2013

Teknion Sponsors Design Access Summit

Presented by Public Architecture, Design Access creates a shared vision among leading decision makers for how to leverage design as a tool for social gain.

2013

No Detail is Small Signature Event

Architects, designers and clients from across Canada attend unveiling of Teknion Studio, Teknion Textiles and B&B Italia Project collection at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Canada.

2013

Surface Tension Textiles Collection

The first Teknion Textiles collection by Suzanne Tick is Surface Tension – innovative upholstery, panel and vertical textiles in clean, architectural structures and fresh, clear colors.

2013

Redesigned Ottawa Showroom

Teknion opens its redesigned Ottawa showroom.

2013

Redesigned, Enlarged Chicago Showroom

The showroom was expanded (22,000 square feet or 2044m²) and redesigned by Vanderbyl Design to showcase the latest from Teknion, Teknion Studio and Teknion Textiles.

2013

B&B Italia
Project Collection

The Project Collection – a portfolio of seating, tables and wood casegoods designed for the contemporary office, fine hotels, restaurants and public settings – is offered by Teknion Studio.

2013

Envita
Lounge Series

The Envita series of lounge chairs and occasional tables is an elegant synthesis of European and North American approaches to furniture design. Created by Mario Ruiz for Teknion Studio.

2013

Keele Lounge Chair

Keele was designed to complement the Spectrum Lounge Series and Fractals Seating Group, all created by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk for Teknion Studio.

2013

Fractals
Seating Group

Designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk
for Teknion Studio, Fractals includes three simple pieces: a lounge chair, an ottoman/bench, and a settee with a lower or an optional higher back that creates a degree of surround and privacy.

2013

Spectrum Lounge Series and Tables

Spectrum meets traditional office needs, but also covers new ground in planning, problem-solving and aesthetics. Designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk for Teknion Studio.

2013

Interpret Desking System

Adaptable and scalable, the innovative core structure of this contemporary desking system can easily be installed, built upon, extended or fully reconfigured to adapt to new demands, changing demographics, advances in technology and evolving work patterns.

2013

Versity Seating
and Tables

Versity is a visually and ergonomically appealing range of single-, double- and three-seat sofas and complementary tables designed by David Fox for Teknion Europe.

2013

MAST Monitor Support Arm

MAST is the first monitor support arm on the market designed specifically to support today’s workplace requirements while anticipating the next level of technology. Designed by Carl Gustav Magnusson.

2013

Projek Seating

Designed for today’s workplace where shared workspaces are increasingly common, Projek’s ease and range of adjustment fits the majority of people
in a dynamic and diverse workplace.

2013

CLUBtalk Collaborative Technology Hub

CLUBtalk consists of a cart, table and technology, integrating people, technology and furniture
to provide more opportunities for effective
collaboration.

2013

Teknion Opens Redesigned Showroom in New York City

New 22,000-square-foot space transformed to feature Teknion Studio, Teknion Textiles and B&B Italia Project Collection, and demonstrate new and emerging ways of work.

2013

RBT Synchro-Tilt Task Chair

RBT (Responsive Back Technology) delivers superior fit, comfort and support. Its articulating, highly dynamic back automatically flexes to respond to the shape of the user's back. Designed by Zooey Chu.

2012

Transparency

Teknion selected for New Health Product Declaration Pilot Program.

2012

GOLD ONTARIO WASTE MINIMIZATION AWARD

Teknion wins Gold Ontario Waste Minimization Award.

2012

Design by Nature

Teknion sponsors Design by Nature exhibit at the Evergreen Brick Works.

2012

Atlanta Showroom

In keeping with Teknion’s achievements in sustainability, the new Atlanta showroom targets LEED-CI Gold.

2012

LEED

Teknion’s Washington, D.C. showroom earns LEED-CI Gold.

2012

MAST

Designed by Carl Gustav Magnusson, Teknion’s MAST monitor support arm earns a Green Good Design Award.

2012

Level 2 Certification

Teknion’s Montreal showroom has been registered with the Canadian Green Building Council with the certification goal of LEED-CI Platinum.

2012

LEED-CI Platinum

Teknion’s Montreal Showroom has been registered with the Canadian Green Building Council with the certification goal of LEED-CI Platinum.

2012

NeoCon Silver

Interpret, Sidewise and Expansion Casegoods earn Silver awards.

2012

IDSA

The IDSA presents an IDEA International Design Excellence Award for the MAST monitor support arm.

2012

MAST

Teknion’s MAST product, designed by Carl Gustav Magnusson, wins
a Green Good Design Award.

2012

Phonebooths & Mailboxes

Teknion explores planning and design for an office
transformed by mobile technology.

2011

Good Design

Dossier and MAST win Good Design awards
from the Chicago Athenaeum.

2011

ANEW

Teknion partners with ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide) to reduce environmental impacts.

2011

GOLD SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIER AWARD

presented to Teknion by Citi Realty Services, Latin America.

2011

Level 1 Certification

All major furniture products are level 1 certified by NSF International to conform to the e3 BIFMA sustainability standard.

2011

CoCreate

The hardbound book explores design concepts for the collaborative office.

2011

GREEN DESIGN

Conflux LED Lighting wins Green Good Design Award.

2011

PHOENIX
OF THE ENVIRONMENT AWARD

Quebec Ministry of the Environment honors Roy & Breton for efforts to mitigate climate change.

2010

District

wins Gold in the Sustainable Product or Service category sponsored by the Recycling Council of Ontario.

2010

OPTOS

Chicago Athenaeum grants Optos
Curved Wall a Good Design award.

2010

W/R/S

Teknion’s W/R/S Wall Rail System
wins Good Design award.

2010

WASTE MINIMIZATION AWARD

received from the Recycling Council
of Ontario in the Business category.

2010

NeoCon

Teknion dna modular lounge seating and tables win Best of NeoCon Gold award.

2010

NeoCon

Conflux LED Lighting Collection, designed by Carl Gustav Magnusson, takes home Best of NeoCon Gold award.

2010

IIDEX

Conflux LED Lighting named
Best of Show at IIDEX/ NeoCon Canada.

2010

Design Does Matter

Teknion publishes its third edition of Design Does Matter. The hardbound collection of essays receives a Good Design award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

2010

Innovation Award

Bestowed by the Interior Designers of Canada in the Energy Management category.

2009

TEKNION AWARDED AN EVERGREEN AWARD

(for environmental stewardship) from the U.S. Government’s General Services Administration (GSA).

2009

Powermat

Teknion, in partnership with Powermat, wins Best of NeoCon in the Technology Support category.

2009

SUSTAINABILITY RECOGNITION

University of Ottawa presents Sustainability Recognition award to Teknion.

2009

LEED

Teknion’s Santa Monica and Boston showrooms attain LEED-CI Gold and Silver certifications.

2009

CCME AWARD

Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment honors Teknion with Pollution Prevention Award.

2009

IIDEX

Teknion dna lounge seating and tables win Gold award.

2009

Marketplace

Teknion’s Marketplace worktable wins International Forum (iF) product design award.

2008

LEED Silver

New Ottawa showroom achieves LEED-CI Canada Silver certification.

2008

SYNAPSE

Teknion debuts eco-friendly
Synapse wood guest chair.

2008

NeoCon

Environmentally friendly Synapse chair wins
Gold award in the Seating category.

2008

Green Stars

The Synapse guest chair receives an Interior Design Green Stars award at NeoCon.

2008

Recycling Award

Teknion receives Platinum
award from Recycling Council
of Ontario.

2008

Neocon

District wins Best of NeoCon Gold award. Synapse chair wins Best of NeoCon Gold award.

2008

25TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK

wins Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture
and Design.

2008

Workplace ONE

Teknion introduces the WorkplaceOne
office planning and design concept.

2008

Good Design

District, Marketplace worktable and Metrix chair receive Good Design awards from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

2007

District

Inspired by mid-century modern classics, Teknion introduces District furniture.

2007

Optos

Teknion debuts the Optos seamless glass wall system.

2007

MARKETPLACE

Carl Gustav Magnusson collaborates with the Teknion design team to create the Marketplace worktable.

2007

FITZ TASK SEATING

is introduced to meet stringent international ergonomic seating requirements and accommodates 95 percent of the world’s office population.

2007

Best of Year

District receives a Best of Year award
from Interior Design magazine.

2007

IIDEX

Teknion collects four Gold Innovation awards for District, Marketplace, Fitz seating and the Teknion booth.

2007

Recycling Award

The Recycling Council of Ontario honors Teknion
with a Gold award for Waste Minimization.

2007

Globe Award

Teknion receives the Globe Foundation Award for Environmental Competitiveness.

2007

GREENGUARD

Teknion became the first major office manufacturer
to achieve GREENGUARD® Children & Schools Certification for Indoor Air Quality for its major systems furniture and seating products.

2007

FSC

Certification to the FSC Controlled Wood program (100 percent mixed sources) awarded to Teknion.

2007

LEED Gold

Teknion’s new San Francisco showroom achieves LEED-CI Gold.

2007

SMALL MOVES.
BIG SHIFT.

Teknion issues a marketing book that encapsulates
its sustainability message in the title, “Small Moves.
Big Shift.”

2006

ACIDO

The Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario (ACIDO) honors John Hellwig, VP, Design and Innovation.

2006

Eco-Friendly Textiles

Teknion introduces fabrics made of 100 percent recycled polyester fiber.

2005

Major Contracts

include the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, International Monetary Fund and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

2005

Folio

Teknion presents Folio, a selection of furniture that includes
the Contessa chair, Aegis lounge seating and ie desking.

2005

CIPEC

(Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation) bestows Industrial Energy Innovators Award on Teknion.

2005

India

A showroom opens in Bangalore, India.

2005

Massive Change

Teknion sponsors designer Bruce Mau’s Massive Change exhibition during its Toronto engagement.

2005

Folio

This elegant marketing book earns a Good Design Award in the competition sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

2005

Integrated Design

Infinite possibilities. This concept
expresses Teknion’s emphasis on
integrated product design.

2005

ECP

Teknion is the first office furniture manufacturer
to have all major product lines certified to the Environmental Choice Program.

2004

Optimism

For NeoCon ’04, Teknion develops imagery based on the premise that “Optimism” is a measure of corporate strength.

2004

IIDEX

Halcon’s Stria collection, the Nami stacking chair and biodegradable Spiral and Speckle panel fabrics win Gold awards.

2004

FSC® Certification

Teknion achieves Forest Stewardship® Council Chain-of-Custody certification.

2004

Work Better Tech

Teknion introduces the Complements Ergonomic and Accessories program.

2004

Nami Stacking Chair

Inspired by the beauty of a cresting wave, the Nami stacking chair is introduced at IIDEX/NeoCon and
wins a Gold Award.

2004

IDSA/BUSINESS WEEK

The Contessa chair receives a Gold IDEA award
in the Industrial Design Excellence Awards.

2004

Best of Show

The Teknion booth wins both a Gold and Best of Show
award at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada.

2003

ISO 14001

Teknion is the first office furniture manufacturer to attain ISO 14001 certification.

2003

Arido

The Association of Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) names David and Saul Feldberg
as Honorary Members.

2003

LEED

Teknion aligns its product portfolio to support the LEED rating and certification program.

2003

GREENGUARD

Teknion is the first office furniture manufacturer
to attain GREENGUARD® certification for all major product lines.

2003

EXCEL

Teknion joins EXCEL (Excellence in Corporate Environmental Leadership), a partnership of major Canadian corporations.

2002

Sustainability Statement

Teknion issues "Sustainability... One World,
One Environment".

2002

Orgatec

Teknion unveils ie, a furniture system that enlarges the compass of planning possibilities.

2002

Hong Kong

Teknion becomes a founding sponsor of the Hong Kong Design Centre.

2002

PDMA Award

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) presents Teknion with an Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) award.

2002

ie

Unveiled at Orgatec, ie wins accolades from the European design community.

2002

IIDEX

The Teknion booth wins Gold
and Best of Show awards.

2001

NeoCon

The Chicago showroom wins Best of Show
and Creative Excellence award.

2001

Gold Award

At IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, the Teknion booth
wins both a Gold award and Best of Show.

2001

Moma

Advanced Concepts’ Spandrobe and Flexible Workstation are displayed at MoMA’s Workspheres exhibit in New York.

2001

New Products

Teknion introduces Ledger and Expansion.

2001

Design
Does
Matter

Teknion issues its first collection
of thought-provoking essays.

2001

Showrooms

In Dallas and Atlanta, Teknion opens new
showrooms designed by Vanderbyl Design.

2000

Synaptek

Teknion’s Advanced Concepts floor surface adjusts energy usage to the habits of building inhabitants.

2000

Tete
A Tete

The Advanced Concepts Tete a Tete workstation employs eco-friendly materials and techniques.

2000

Custom Wood Furniture

Teknion inaugurates Teknion Solutions Custom Woodwork in Calgary.

2000

Advanced Concepts

Teknion's Advanced Concepts program
explores the boundaries of workplace design.

2000

ISO 14001

Teknion achieves ISO 14001 certfication, an international
standard for environmental management (EMS)

1999

Roy & Breton

Teknion acquires Roy & Breton, a manufacturer of freestanding laminate office furniture.

1999

The Leverage Panel System

is launched to provide an affordable product that allows customer to specify the desired level of features.

1999

Altos

The Altos architectural wall system
is unveiled at NeoCon '99.

1999

I.D. Forty

I.D. magazine names Teknion
to the I.D. Forty, the first for
a furniture company.

1999

Greenworks

Team Teknion forms a team focused on environmental responsibility.

1998

NeoCon

Altos architectural walls receive
a Best of NeoCon Gold award.

1998

IIDEX

Teknion takes home four design awards
at IIDEX/ NeoCon Canada.

1998

NeoCon

Ability+ earns a
Most Innovative award.

1998

(E)Motion

To support the launch of Ability+ mobile furniture, Teknion creates the (e)motion marketing campaign.

1998

Vancouver

An expanded 4,000-square-foot showroom
opens up in downtown Vancouver.

1998

Montreal

A new 7,000-square-foot showroom
opens up in downtown Montreal.

1998

Ability+

I.D. Magazine honors Ability+ with a Design Distinction award.

1997

Ability

Teknion launches a large-scale marketing program
to support the debut of Ability mobile furniture.

1997

Teknion Identity

"What will the day after tomorrow look like?" theme
is introduced for NeoCon.

1997

Apex

Teknion’s Ability mobile furniture product
earns an APEX award from the IIDA.

1997

Neocon

In Chicago, Ability wins the Gold award,
Best New Product.

1997

Grand Prize

Designed by Vanderbyl Design, a new Chicago showroom receives the IIDA’s Grand Prize.

1997

IIDEX

Ability earns a Gold award at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada.

1996

CISCO Systems

Cisco designates Teknion its "Supplier of the Year".

1996

Water-Based Glue

An early step towards sustainable practices. Teknion begins using water-based glues.

1995

Lifetime Product Warranty

is introduced.

1995

Malaysia

Teknion opens a 35,000-square-foot
production facility in Malaysia.

1994

Now Offices,
No Offices, New Offices

by Michael Brill is published
by Teknion.

1994

San Francisco

Vanderbyl Design creates a new San Francisco showroom.

1994

Deloitte

names Teknion one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Private Companies.

1994

Amicus

Teknion launches the
Amicus task chair.

1994

Silicon Valley

Teknion opens a 1,000-square-foot showroom in the
heart of the booming high-tech industry.

1994

Design Exchange

Teknion is a founding sponsor of North America’s
first Design Exchange in Toronto.

1993

ISO 9001

Teknion receives ISO 9001 Quality Management registration.

1993

U.S. Headquarters

opens in New Jersey.

1993

David Feldberg

becomes company President and CEO.

1992

Dharma

Teknion launches its first seating product, the Dharma task chair.

1992

Boeing

Teknion installs 7,700 T/O/S workstations in the landmark
award of the Boeing Twin Towers project.

1992

Transit

Teknion introduces Transit, an off-modular,
panel-based system.

1991

Teknion U.K.

The company extends its international
reach with U.K. office.

1991

London Showroom

opens in central London.

1990

Sales

Teknion posts year-over year sales growth of 44 percent in the first 9 months of fiscal 1990.

1990

ISO 9002

Teknion receives ISO 9002 Quality Management registration.

1988

Unisys Award

Teknion is the first furniture manufacturer to be honored
with the Unisys Supplier Excellence award.

1987

IDSA

Teknion exhibits for the first
time at the IDSA Conference
in Toronto.

1987

MIlan

For the first time, Teknion exhibits at the Milan Fair

1987

Showrooms

Teknion opens showrooms in Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal.

1986

Teknion Headquarters

Work begins at 1150 Flint Road, Toronto.

1984

Neocon

Teknion exhibits for the first time at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

1984

David Feldberg

joins Teknion as Director.

1983

T/O/S

Teknion introduces its first product to the contract market: the Teknion Office System (T/O/S).

1983

Founded

by Saul Feldberg. Teknion is established as Teknion Furniture Systems, Inc.