May 11, 2020
Teknion Corporation today announced that two of its workplace products – Teknion Bene Box, designed in collaboration with Bene, and Tek Booth − were honored with Green Good Design Awards in the program’s 2020 edition. The annual, international award is jointly sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
“Teknion provides full transparency when it comes to sustainability, ensuring all workplace products follow a strict set of environmentally responsible guidelines,” said Scott Deugo, Teknion’s Chief Sales and Sustainability Officer. “Our products are designed and developed in accordance with Design for the Environment (DfE) standards and protocols; feature recycled content and are recyclable; wood materials are sourced from sustainable forests; manufactured in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities; have received Indoor Advantage Gold and BIFMA e3 level 3 certification; and support various LEED and WELL credits. We’re continuing to push not just the narrative, but also the reality of sustainability forward.”
Teknion Bene Box
Teknion Bene Box is the result of a new collaboration with Bene, a major market player in Europe, and an international leader in design and furnishing modern office and working environments. The collection comprises simple building blocks that flexibly shape work environments to support multiple team tasks that encourage lively group dynamics and creativity. It’s the ideal multi-functional modular furnishing system, combining desks, tables, stools, benches, lecterns, platforms, shelving units, storage tower and more.
Tek Booth is ideal for occasional, short-duration privacy from the open office floor plan. The technologically-equipped space is suitable for phone or video calls, as well as periods of focused work. The booth adds value by reducing distraction in the open plan and provides an escape when privacy is required. Equipped with a motion sensor that activates a dimmable task light and ventilation fan, its fine-tuned interior creates a comfortable space users want to be in. With endless finish and material combinations, Tek Booth can be specified to accommodate any environment or aesthetic.
About Good Design
Green Good Design identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design. For the 2020 competition, hundreds of submissions were received from around the world. Members of The European Center’s International Advisory Committee − worldwide leaders in the design industry − served as the jury and selected over 100 new products, programs, people, environmental planning and architecture as outstanding examples of green design from 20 nations. All awards are posted at the European Centre’s website at http://www.europeanarch.eu.