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Essa, Designed for Teknion by PearsonLloyd: 2021 Green Good Design Product Winner.


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Essa takes cues from a classic club chair, emphasizing simplicity, elegance and softness

For more information in Canada

Jeff Ball

Director of Corporate Marketing

416.661.1577, Ext. 2624


For more information in U.S.

Oona Walsh

Director of Marketing

Teknion LLC



May 3, 2021

In its 13th year, the Green GOOD DESIGN program identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design and generates awareness around which global companies are doing the best job with ecological and sustainable design for our world environments.

“At Teknion we take a holistic approach to advance sustainable practices and it’s an honor when one of our new products is recognized for sustainable design,” said Maxine Mann, Chief Sustainability Officer, World Markets. “Essa is a new type of work chair that responds to changes we see in seating demand as offices move toward a more relaxed and comfortable aesthetic. We’ve been working closely with PearsonLloyd for several years. Their design work on Essa certainly breaks new ground in the task seating category.”

Given the move towards an office with a softer edge, the need for a light, less technical task chair has emerged. Essa combines elegance with ergonomics, providing just the right amount of support through curves and contours rather than multiple adjustment mechanisms. Promoting natural shifts in position, Essa is ideal for various applications, including mobile work and active work settings. Essa is modern, yet inviting. The elegant full sweep of the back is echoed by the fluid line of molded armrests. With a name derived from the word essence, Essa captures a pure, sculptural shape within a pared-down scale.

Essa is available with or without armrests in both fixed or height adjustable formats. Three fully-dipped finish options provide a seamless look that maintains a unified form. A signature flowing fixed arm offers a soft yet strong look and feel, while a five-star base with casters provides stability and ease of movement. 

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