June 21, 2017
Teknion Corporation today announced that multiple new workplace products from its Teknion, Studio TK and Luum Textiles collections received prestigious recognition at NeoCon 2017, held June 12-14 at The Mart in Chicago.
Three of the honors were Best of NeoCon awards. The Altos Landscape wall collection and its height-adjustable Altos Desk won Gold in the Architectural Products category. Altos Landscape is a horizontally planned wall collection with wall-integrated furniture that provides layered off-module planning applications to maximize space and minimize cost. A key feature of the collection is the Altos Desk – the first height-adjustable desk to market that is integrated into a standard 4-inch-thick wall.
Expansion Cityline won Best of NeoCon Silver in the Furniture Systems category. With a unique beam framework and robust accessories program, Expansion Cityline creates connected workstations, collaborative spaces and mixed-use areas in which people can feel comfortable and empowered. The Zones furniture collection was introduced as an alternative to the traditional office at NeoCon 2016, where it earned multiple awards including the show’s top honor – Best of Competition. Several new pieces have been introduced to the collection to enable new planning paradigms. This year, Zones won Best of NeoCon Silver in the Office Accessories category for new easels, storage carts, food trolley and accessories. Zones was designed by PearsonLloyd in conjunction with Teknion.
Teknion, Studio TK and Luum Textiles were well represented at the HiP Awards, sponsored by Interior Design magazine, which honor industry leaders and innovative products. Expansion Cityline was the Winner of the Workplace: Systems category. Studio TK’s Dual Lounge designed by Toan Nguyen was the Winner of the Workplace: Lounge Seating category. Honorees included Zones Modular Seating in the Workplace: Modular Seating category and Zones Screens in the Workplace: Standing Partitions category. The Nuova Contessa task chair was an Honoree in the Workplace: Task Seating category. Designed by Suzanne Tick, Luum Textiles’ Focus In collection was an Honoree in the Workplace: Fabric & Textiles category.
Each year, Metropolis editors seek out the top designs in a viral awards program known as Metropolis Likes. Two of this year’s 35 Likes awards went to Studio TK and Luum Textiles, including Bevy – a dynamic new table platform designed by Mario Ruiz – and the Focus In collection from Luum.
“Winning these awards at NeoCon would not have been possible without the incredible talent of all the designers that we have been fortunate enough to work closely with over the years,” said David Feldberg, Teknion President & CEO. “This year, Toan Nguyen, Mario Ruiz, Suzanne Tick, Tom Lloyd, Luke Pearson, everyone working behind the scenes at their respective studios and our own in-house design teams created some outstanding new products for our industry. I would like to thank the judges and editors for recognizing our talented group of designers with these awards.”