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Teknion Previews Responsive Back Technology Task Chair at NeoCon 2012
RBT™ task seating represents an evolutionary leap in seated comfort and support for a diversity of body types

June 11, 2012 – Teknion Corporation today announced that it will be showing its new RBT Task Chair with Responsive Back Technology at NeoCon, June 11 -13, at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Designed by Zooey Chu and Gary Bacon of Synergy Product Development, RBT task chairs are on display in Teknion’s tenth-floor showroom, #1048.

“RBT represents an evolutionary leap in seated comfort and support for people of varying shapes and sizes,” said Zooey Chu, President and Principal of Synergy Product Development. “With responsive back technology, RBT is a significantly different task chair both visually and technically. RBT is visually distinct with a silhouette reminiscent of the human body, communicating ergonomic expression at the foundation of the chair’s design. With the functionality and adjustability of a fully featured synchro-tilt task chair, its articulating, highly dynamic and responsive back adds superior comfort to task seating."

Responsive back technology encourages proper posture, promotes dynamic movement and continuously supports changes in posture. The chair back comfortably, automatically and harmoniously responds and conforms to the back shape and size of the user. The chair back consists of an aluminum support structure and a user back interface comprising a set of ribs and linkages. RBT automatically flexes to respond to
the shape of the user’s back and supports continuous changes in posture. The concept of fit is central to the chair’s design as it mirrors the shape of the spine across the range of seated postures. RBT works in harmony with the body, continually adjusting to the user and encouraging continuous posture changes throughout the workday.

RBT is GREENGUARD Certified for Indoor Air Quality, contributes to LEED credits and is compliant with BIFMA e3 level 2. It is manufactured from over 50 percent recycled material and uses 100 percent recyclable materials. In addition, it meets pertinent strength, safety and durability standards such as ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 and ergonomic guidelines such as BIFMA G1, EN1335, ANSI/HFES and CGSB44-232.

About Synergy Product Development
Synergy Product Development Inc., an industrial design, engineering, manufacturing and prototype development company, has been serving the office furniture, medical equipment and consumer products industries with award-winning products for more than 20 years. Synergy is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zooey Chu is the principal designer and owner of the company. For more information on Synergy please visit www.synergyproduct.com.

In addition to RBT, some of the other new products that Teknion will be showing include the Interpret worldwide desking system, Sidewise compact casegoods workstation, CLUBtalk technology-furniture hub, Projek synchro-tilt task and guest chair, and the LOGIQ energy management system that monitors and improves electrical consumption.

NeoCon, North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, runs from June 11 -13, 2012, at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Visit Teknion’s tenth-floor showroom, #1048. Download Teknion’s Chicago Showroom app (eSHOW CHI) from the Apple store to get a digital showroom tour experience with an innovative view.

Teknion Corporation is an award-winning international designer, manufacturer and marketer of office systems and office furniture products. Innovating for over 25 years, Teknion connects people, technology and spaces. With headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, offices and facilities are located in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Russia and Malaysia. Clients are served through a network of authorized dealers worldwide. Visit Teknion at teknion.com and join Teknion at facebook.com/teknioncre8 and teknioncre8.com for hot trends, cool designs and more.