June 10, 2019
Teknion Corporation announced today that, in a new partnership with German office furniture manufacturer Wilkhahn, it is previewing the Wilkhahn AT ergonomic, upholstered task chair and Wilkhahn Occo collection of multi-purpose chairs at Teknion’s tenth-floor showroom, #1048, during NeoCon, June 10-12, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago.
“We are delighted to partner with Teknion and are confident that this will bring great opportunities to both brands with wider exposure in new areas,” said Dr. Jochen Hahne, CEO, Wilkhahn. “Teknion and Wilkhahn is a very good, natural fit, as both companies have a strong heritage and share the same values of iconic design, trail-blazing innovation, long-lasting quality and a strong commitment for sustainability. Together we will add even more value in many great architectural projects.”
“Wilkhahn’s pioneering office seating is internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For Teknion, this new venture enables us to bring two of Wilkhahn’s new innovative, dynamic seating designs to our clients,” said David Feldberg, President & CEO, Teknion. “It’s also an honor for us to partner with a company that, like us, places a great emphasis on design innovation, ergonomic excellence and sustainability.”
Wilkhahn AT Task Chair
“The most noticeable attribute of the Wilkhahn AT Chair is its beautiful, sculpted design,” said Steve Delfino, Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Product Management. “Design simplicity makes this upholstered task chair human and approachable. Its high-performance ergonomic capabilities are a discovery experience for users who require a comfortable chair for long-term use.”
Wilkhahn AT embraces intuitive Free-2-move capability with integrated, synchronously supporting 3D kinematics called Trimension®. The self-centering suspension of the seat shell is combined with automatic weight adjustment. Trimension activates the natural range of motion that the human pelvis is capable of and matches the way joints function − flexing, extending, leaning sideways or rotating the pelvis. It encourages natural and fluid motion in all directions so that users immediately benefit.
Standard features such as seat-depth adjustment, lumbar-height adjustment and 4D arms further enhance movement and ergonomic comfort. The chair is BIFMA tested, has a 300-pound (136kg) weight capacity and is available with a Black or White frame finish.
Wilkhahn Occo Multi-Purpose Seating
Occo, whose name suggests inviting, curvilinear and open forms, is a collection of casual multi-purpose chairs perfect for cafés to informal places for meet-ups, to use in conference rooms. The chair’s flexing plastic shell with cut-out form and varying material thicknesses ensures comfort.
Designed by Jehs+Laub, the collection combines versatility and a selection of design options with a clear and immediately identifiable design language. Chair base options include four metal legs or a dynamic five-star base on casters. Legs are finished in Black, Cool Grey or White. Optional plastic shell colors and an optional upholstered seat pad or fully upholstered shell interior are available.
Wilkhahn AT and Wilkhahn Occo are licensed to Teknion in North America by Wilkhahn.
Teknion will also be featuring at NeoCon the Just-Us Chair designed by Justus Kolberg, the Sprout Stool & Table Collection designed by Thomas Pedersen and Laru Wood Guest Chair by Studio Tolvanen. Other new products include the Emote Private Office and C+D Conference Table designed by Mario Ruiz, Teknion Bene Box, Tek Booth, Teknion Reception Desk Program and Naava Healthtech Green Wall. Visit us at #1048.