The striking interior design of the Tower Companies’ new office offers a perfect
example of eco-conscious design that is equally elegant. The client wanted
no compromise. Specializing in “eco-progressive real estate that transcends
traditional approaches”, this forward-thinking property development and
management company set an ambitious goal—to achieve LEED® Platinum
certification, create a carbon-neutral building and furnish its headquarters with
a sophisticated furniture product aligned with that sustainable model. After
comparing the aesthetic qualities and the “green” attributes of other products,
Tower selected District workstations, along with storage and Contessa seating.
The Challenges The Tower Companies’ mandate — eco-friendly furniture with a sleek, modern, high design look — presented a unique opportunity for the project’s designers, dealers and product manufacturers. Tower wanted innovative solutions and straightforward answers to specific questions posed about materials and finishes, manufacturing processes and supply sources. The Teknion team ably answered those questions and when Tower stipulated the use of FSC® certified wood veneers, was able to fulfill that specification – an important point of differentiation. Teknion’s solution offered proof that a focus on environmental responsibility does not preclude aesthetic quality or affordability.