June 13, 2016
Teknion Corporation today announced the preview of its Zones furniture collection at NeoCon, the commercial interiors industry’s major annual trade show running June 13-15 at The Mart in Chicago.
Zones is a comprehensive series of furniture that transforms the office, challenging convention and changing the way people experience work. The collection is comprised of seating, tables, screens, easels and semi-private enclosures which can be used as either intimate collaborative settings or a place of retreat for privacy. In addition to furniture settings, Zones encompasses lighting and accessories. The attention to macro and micro makes the collection distinctive.
"We designed Zones to address change in the office landscape from the fixed and formal settings common today to the informal and flexible settings of the future," said Tom Lloyd, PearsonLloyd. "Zones is a comprehensive series of furniture products that addresses the needs for focus, collaborative and workshop areas within the office environment. It includes new products, applications and settings for contemporary workstyles ranging from creative intimate collaborative settings to places of retreat. Zones also addresses the growing importance of hospitality spaces as a new form of workplace."
With Zones, create open or semi-enclosed collaborative settings that are lounge or table-based, and designed for sitting or standing. Tables in a variety of sizes and shapes serve meetings for two to half-a-dozen people. Simple chairs, benches, sofas and stools provide practical support and comfort in the spaces between the less flexible geometry of private offices, formal conference rooms and high-density workstations, or across a footprint. Screens can be positioned to lightly define a semi-private space to support teams.
"We have reintroduced Beech as an engineering material which formed the foundation for mass produced furniture in the early 20th century Europe. Beech is an incredible material bringing precision, form, craft and tactility into the office landscape," said Luke Pearson, PearsonLloyd. "Authenticity of build becomes increasingly important in a world of hyper mass production. Warmth, humanity and simplicity within Zones provides a platform for focus and relaxation, for activity and contemplation."
Most seating, tables and accessories can be used in the context of Zones settings, integrated with other Teknion product lines, with technology or on their own.
In addition to Zones, Teknion will be showing the Focus glass wall system, Tek Pier integrated, height-adjustable, wall-mounted worksurface and monitor, Around task chair, Teknion Community Table, Teknion Sanna by Pablo light collection and the Starting Point textiles collection designed by Suzanne Tick from Luum. Visit Teknion’s redesigned tenth-floor showroom #1048 during NeoCon 2016, one of the most recognized and attended trade shows in the commercial interiors industry.