September 20, 2018
Teknion Corporation today announced that its Expansion Cityline furniture system has been selected as a Gold winner in this year's International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Expansion Cityline earned Gold in the Office & Accessories category and is among 145 winners in “one of the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competitions.” IDEA is sponsored annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
“To win a Gold award in this premier international design competition that recognizes design excellence across a wide range of industries and disciplines is an outstanding honor for our internal design team,” said Martin Chenette, Industrial Design Manager, Teknion Roy & Breton. “We are excited that Expansion Cityline ranks amongst what IDEA’s esteemed design jury deems to be the best new designs for 2018.”
Expansion Cityline is a furniture system based on the concept of planning for a workplace as diverse and dynamic as a modern city. With a unique beam framework and robust accessories program, Expansion Cityline creates workstations, collaborative spaces and mixed-use areas where people feel comfortable and empowered as they pursue individual and collective goals. It offers a highly active setting that allows people to move, to gather and to disperse when privacy and focus is desired. Expansion Cityline provides the unique ability to go from a full, freestanding workstation to a simple, casual beam and fence-like application that integrates gathering areas. Its breadth of offering delivers a wide range of flexibility for designing office spaces, from playful to elegant and sophisticated environments.
Expansion Cityline has won several awards since its NeoCon 2017 debut, including a Silver Best of NeoCon at the Chicago trade fair. By year-end it had also won a Best of Canada Award in the competition sponsored by Canadian Interiors magazine, and a Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. Most recently, Expansion Cityline earned an Honorable Mention in the Workplace category in Fast Company’s 2018 Innovation by Design Awards.
About the International Design Excellence Awards
IDEA has 20 competition categories and demonstrates the expansive nature of industrial design and its impact on daily life. The span of categories is a reflection of the magnitude of modern human need and a designer's remarkable ability to respond to challenges through creative thinking and thoughtful design. IDEA is so much more than a competition in styling or trends. It is an enduring mark of ingenuity that has been championing the best and brightest designers for decades. For more information on the awards, please visit: http://www.idsa.org/IDEA