WHAT'S NEW

 
 

around task chair

Teknion introduces Around, a new task chair designed by Justus Kolberg. Around was conceived to express two different looks – upholstered and mesh – executed in a uniform sculptural frame. Hidden innovations optimize function and comfort.

wrapped back design

Around was inspired by the architecture of modern stadiums – open structures sheathed in a thin, organic-looking skin that creates an open volume or space. The
design intent was to keep the chair simple, yet offer different style variations that enable the chair to function individually or as a collection.

This concept translates into the Around wrapped back design – one frame structure executed in either upholstery or mesh style, each with a unique tactile experience.

From the front, both models appear similar.  Turning the chair, the wrapped back edge reveals and expresses two distinct styles. The upholstered chair features a characteristic hex-back insert, while the mesh version offers a more neutral aesthetic. 

The curated choice of a Gris or Ebony frame provides a consistent element that works with both neutral and contrasting colors.

hidden innovations

Around is remarkably comfortable and easy to use. Hidden innovations are intelligently integrated in the chair: 

  • Hex Suspension System – the hex-back insert of the upholstered chair flexes with the body to provide comfort and support. Adjustable lumbar elements are cleverly integrated into the design, each side independently controlled for asymmetrical positioning
  • Cushioned Mesh Textile – a mesh back is also applied to the uniform frame structure for an alternate style within the same design expression. Featuring a dual-textured weave, the mesh is breathable and provides user back support
  • FlexAround Seat Pan – an integrated FlexAround Seat Pan offers an advanced degree of comfort, support and ventilation in a sleek profile
  • Tension Control – the weight-balancing synchro-tilt mechanism automatically adjusts back tension to suit each individual, while a tension comfort control allows users to fine-tune with one simple rotation
  • Responsive Armrests – width, depth and pivot movements are inherently designed in the 2D and 4D armrest pads, delivering immediate adjustment while performing tasks. Arm height is simply adjusted with an easy-to-locate control
  • Quick-Snap Assembly – Around is available fully assembled or knocked-down in only six components. It features a unique back and arm Quick-Snap Assembly (one-way fastening) performed on-site without tools

Around is warranted for 24/7 application and designed and tested to meet a 300-pound (136 kg) weight capacity. Around is exclusive to Teknion and available worldwide.


Around was conceived to express two different looks – upholstered and mesh – executed in a uniform sculptural frame.

 
 

seamless color

Five colors have been added to the Teknion Seamless palette. Seamless colors are opaque paints for coating wood-based materials. These paints wrap “seamlessly” over contoured surfaces, especially around worksurface edges that may be profiled to offer a softer expression and ergonomic support.

There are two grade categories within the Seamless finish offering. Group 1 is coordinated to address extra durability for worksurface application. Group 2 is for all other surfaces.

This launch completes a two-step introduction to refresh and enhance the Seamless palette. In October 2016, colors were added to support the Zones launch. This introduction fills out the Group 2 palette.  It includes cross-palette coordinates of Earth and Slate, as well as a Zones coordinate of Greystone, and two new color introductions – Clay and Atrium White. Clay is a mid-grey. Atrium White is a bright white that is slightly ivory, and provides new and interesting furniture cross-finish links with recent Teknion wood and laminate introductions.


Seamless colors are opaque paints for coating wood-based materials. These paints wrap “seamlessly” over contoured surfaces, especially around worksurface edges that may be profiled to offer a softer expression and ergonomic support.

 
 

education: the changing landscape

On the 21st century campus, learning happens anywhere. Learning has become more collaborative and participatory, often enhanced by the use of personal digital tools. The evolution of learning – and teaching – presents schools with an opportunity to enrich the educational experience through dynamic, engaging and purposeful spaces.

Education: The Changing Landscape demonstrates how Teknion’s comprehensive furniture portfolio supports the goals of educational institutions and the learning practices of students across multiple campus spaces and applications. 

This new marketing piece focuses on four major campus areas – the office, common spaces, classroom and library.

THE OFFICE

Campus office staff require a mix of private and shared offices, open work areas, formal meeting rooms and multi-functional spaces. Furnishings must support focused work, interaction and meetings. 

common spaces
Common spaces include student lounges, cafes and coffee bars, lobbies and in-between spaces furnished to create break-out areas in campus buildings.

classroom
Today’s active and collaborative learning styles require classroom space that is highly flexible. Mobile, reconfigurable seating, tables and whiteboard screens must allow for quick transitions while supporting technology.

library
Modern academic libraries are designed to provide privacy and quiet to support single student reading and study, as well as open and enclosed spaces that serve a range of group activities.

Education: The Changing Landscape complements Teknion’s Higher Education book and is available online at teknion.com

The evolution of learning – and teaching – presents schools with an opportunity to enrich the educational experience through dynamic, engaging and purposeful spaces.

 
 

height-adjustable category - new pricing

All pricing for height-adjustable tables and bench frames in Complements, Journal and Height-Adjustable Bench catalogs has decreased by an average of 13 percent. Revised pricing is the result of significant investments in new manufacturing tooling and processes and completing many design engineering advances. These reductions to each mechanism and product line provide very competitive price positioning in every feature category.

The Livello collection offers simple, efficient height-adjustability and a clean, linear aesthetic inspired by modern European design. Complements height-adjustable tables are available as a complete table or as a base only that can be easily customized.  hiSpace features a height-adjustable table with a universal telescopic frame and square profile leg. 

interpret - new pricing

Teknion is introducing frame and worksurface price reductions, plus a new wire management option, to the Interpret desking system. Cost-reduced products include the popular Double-Sided, 120-Degree and Return Interpret frames, and Source Laminate worksurfaces.

A new Power Channel enables the routing of both power and data along the Interpret frame in a double-sided application. The Power Channel eliminates the need to specify separate power and data trays, resulting in significant wire management cost savings.

Specifying the new Power Channel in combination with lower-priced frames provides a cost reduction of up to eight percent on a basic Interpret workstation.

In addition, a new Accommodation Kit is available for those who prefer a simpler, lighter version of Interpret assembled in a cantilevered application.

New Pricing for both,
Height-Adjustable Category
and Interpret.

 
 

new marketing materials

Since the May 2016 Launch, Teknion has introduced many new marketing materials to support an expanding product portfolio. Be inspired with new photography across all major product lines and finishes.

Photography highlights will help you visualize updated planning applications, new fabrics and finishes, illustrate the integration of the finishes, plus the integration of new Teknion furniture lines. Look for new District, Leverage, Ledger, Ledger Plus, seating, and more at teknion.com.

You will also find several new brochures at teknion.com, showing not only new products but new ways of product planning and product integration in a multitude of architectural settings. Teknion has recently launched new brochures for District, Expansion Casegoods, Expansion Desking, Interpret, Journal, Leverage, upStage, Storage, Altos/Optos, Tables & Collaborative  Spaces, and Thesis.

In addition to new brochures, specialized marketing pieces and tabloids include:

  • Zones 
  • Education: The Changing Landscape
  • Teknion branding – a visually expressive piece illustrating design that works wherever you work; showing how Teknion products function in diverse architectural spaces and cultural settings

A number of additional tools are also available at teknion.com to help you spec and plan:

  • Videos higlighting Around, Sanna Lightbar and Zones
  • Animations demonstrating Zones planning, Thesis and Expansion capabilities
  • New Revit symbols for Studio TK products – Qui and Bankside
  • Planning tool layouts for Zones, Thesis and Filing Storage

Teknion has introduced many new marketing materials to support an expanding product portfolio. Be inspired with new photography across all major product lines and finishes.