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Teknion Launches Essa, Designed for Teknion by PearsonLloyd


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

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Jeff Ball

Director of Corporate Marketing

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Oona Walsh

Director of Marketing

Teknion LLC



September 28, 2020

Teknion Corporation today announced the launch of Essa, a light task chair designed by PearsonLloyd for Teknion. With a name derived from the word essence, Essa captures a pure, sculptural shape within a pared-down scale.

“Essa combines elegance with ergonomics,” says Dannion Smith, Director, Product Management, Seating & Ergonomic Products at Teknion. “Comfortable, with intuitive integrated features, Essa’s simplicity is universally welcoming. Curves and contours, rather than multiple adjustment mechanisms, provide just the right amount of support.”

As offices gravitate toward a more relaxed and comfortable aesthetic, the demand for a light and less technical task chair has emerged. Promoting natural shifts in position, Essa is ideal for an array of applications including, mobile work and active work settings.

Essa is modern, refined, and receptive. The sweep of its back is echoed by the fluid line of molded armrests. The chair is offered fully upholstered or upholstered with plastic back options. Visual and tactile richness is added with Luum Textiles that encase the seat and curved backrest.

“The forms are essentially derived from where you need material and support and everything else is taken away,” says Luke Pearson, PearsonLlyod. “As space becomes ever more precious, the fluid soft curves and compact form not only give great comfort but make the chair pleasurable to navigate and to move around.” “We wanted to design a new type of work chair that moves effortlessly between different spaces to support an ever changing landscape of work styles and cultures,” says Tom Loyd, PearsonLloyd. “Merging agility and informality, Essa is friendly and comfortable to use. Compact in scale with discrete controls and a friendly aspect, Essa is also a perfect home office compliment.”

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 provides a soft yet strong look and feel, while a five-star base with casters provides stability and ease of movement. For additional product information, please visit our Essa product page.

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