June 9, 2014
Teknion Corporation today announced the introduction of the Livello Counterbalance Workstation Table at NeoCon, North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, June 9-11 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
An emerging strategy to maintain health and comfort at work is to alternate between sitting and standing, shifting one’s posture at frequent intervals. The Livello Counterbalance table adjusts from sit-to-stand in a matter of seconds, quickly fitting the person and the task. "The workplace continues to evolve,
and technology continues to advance at a rapid pace," said Dannion Smith, Director, Ergonomic Initiatives. "However, the defining trend is to provide a positive, engaging and healthy user experience, which is what we have done with Livello."
Livello Counterbalance offers a height adjustment range of 20 inches (51 cm) up/down and a load-balancing range up to 150 pounds (including worksurface). Like Teknion’s other Quick Shift and Complements counterbalance sit-to-stand height-adjustable tables, the new table does not require electrical power. Instead, it employs a spring to counteract the weight on the worksurface. This proprietary mechanism – like no other load-balancing table on the market – affords a consistent user experience independent of the weight on the table. As long as the table is balanced, the same amount of force is required to lift or lower the table.
The wire management system eliminates the visual clutter of unmanaged wires, promoting safety. An optional e-Chain for flexible vertical wire management is offered for all height-adjustable tables.
Designed to fit any person, task or space, Livello tables can be applied within the workstation and the private office, as well as in small meeting rooms, touch-down areas and open spaces.
"When introduced by Teknion over 20 years ago, the counterbalance height-adjustable table quickly became an industry leader," said Smith. "Gone is the common lower support brace, which increases knee clearance to exceed current industry standards. The new Livello Counterbalance table continues this tradition, while maintaining the clean, linear aesthetics that allows the Livello line to easily integrate with all Teknion systems furniture."
The Livello height-adjustable table line meets the ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-2014 standard for Desk/Table Products and is certified to the CAN/CGSB 44.227-2008 Freestanding Office Desk Products and Components standard. Livello is GREENGUARD Certified for indoor air quality, complies with BIFMA e3 and is manufactured in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities. FSC®-certified worksurfaces are an option.
In addition to Livello Counterbalance, Teknion will be showing Journal casegoods, Thesis learning and library tables, Sabrina task chair and Variable multi-purpose seating. New products from Teknion Studio include the Pai compact lounge, Periodic sofa, Noka chair, Juntura wood guest chair and bar stool, Kogen wire table and Lite Wall. New from Suzanne Tick and the Teknion Textiles division are the Duality and Form + Structure collections. Visit Teknion’s redesigned tenth-floor showroom #1048 during NeoCon 2014.