May 19, 2016
Teknion Corporation announced today that two of its new workplace products – the upStage desking system and Sabrina task chair – and the Textured Edge collection from Teknion Textiles have been awarded 2016 Green Good Design Awards. The annual competition is sponsored by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
"Green Good Design identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design and develops public awareness about which global companies are doing the best job towards ecological and sustainable design for our world environments," said Ioannis Karalias, Director, The Chicago Athenaeum. "For 2016, we received hundreds of submissions from around the world. Members of The European Centre’s International Advisory Committee – worldwide leaders in the design industry – served as the jury and selected over 100 products, programs, people, environmental planning and architecture as outstanding examples of Green Design from 22 nations."
"We have the privilege of working with some of the most innovative companies in the world. Their vision of the future of work combined with our capabilities and knowledge of sustainability has driven us to design and manufacture workplace products that set a precedent for a better way forward," said Scott Deugo, Teknion’s Chief Sales and Sustainability Officer. "We have come far but there is still much work to be done. These Green Good Design Awards affirm our progress."
upStage Desking System
upStage is based on a simple platform or stage that frees users from the constraints of a benching frame or panel, allowing them to build along horizontal or vertical planes to create layered worksurfaces and multi-story volumes. The innovative structural staging unit integrates a full complement of desks, height-adjustable tables, cabinets, shelves, cubbies and screens. upStage was created by Teknion’s in-house design team.
Sabrina Task Chair
Sabrina was designed by Giugiaro Design and a philosophy based on the structure of the human body, symbolizing the infinite interconnection of comfort and design. Sabrina features an innovative inner ring structure, organic frame design and mesh backrest. The iconic inner ring provides support and backwards bending while the outer frame allows torsional flexing.
Textured Edge is a collection of upholstery, panel and wall fabrics designed by Suzanne Tick, Creative Director, Teknion Textiles. The collection highlights elements of artistic production in two larger-scale graphic upholsteries, and five wall and panel fabrics that explore texture in all its forms.
About Green Good Design
Architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning projects, product, packaging and graphic designs from over 20 nations were awarded with Green Good Design 2016, representing the world’s most important manufacturers and design firms and leading FORTUNE 500 corporations that are forwarding a new emphasis on a more sustainable design and environment worldwide. This is the eighth year of Green Good Design, a specialized edition of the original Good Design program, which was founded in Chicago in 1950. For more information, visit: www.europeanarch.eu