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Teknion Previews Around Task Chair by Justus Kolberg at NeoCon 2016


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Intelligently Designed, Simple Yet Beautiful, Around Incorporates Many Hidden Innovations

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Mark Harris

Manager, Media Relations

Teknion Corporation

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Mary Ellen Magee

Director, Marketing Communications

Teknion LLC



June ​13, 201​6

Teknion Corporation today announced the preview of the Around Task Chair with its sleek, sophisticated and minimalist design at NeoCon from June 13-15 at The Mart in Chicago.

"My main inspiration for the structure of Teknion’s new Around chair is the architecture of modern stadiums," said Justus Kolberg, industrial designer. "Today’s stadiums are often open structures covered by a thin, organic-looking skin that creates an open volume or space as opposed to more traditional building with walls and a closed roof. Around translates this concept into a fluid form wrapped in mesh or fabric, from front to back, and without an exposed frame to create a hard edge. The result is a sculpted profile with a light, dynamic look and a tactile experience that’s in sync with the character of contemporary work cultures."

Around’s innovation is further shown in its synthesis of minimalist design, unique mechanism and flexible membrane seat pan, which offers the seated user an advanced degree of comfort in a slim profile. The optional lumbar element on the upholstered chair works behind the back-wrap to provide easy to control, non-traditional lumbar and thoracic support. The seat back and arms have been cleverly designed utilizing a Quick-Snap concept. This enables the chair to be shipped knocked down, providing options for efficiently shipping product worldwide, then quickly attaching the seat back and arms at the job site.

Contemporary and comfortable, Around can be built up with the features – and price – required depending on users’ needs. Optional features including seat depth adjustment and lumbar element serve for focused task work but can be omitted for short-term use. With simple, easy-to-use operations and weight-balancing synchro-tilt mechanism, Around is appropriate for use around the office, from workstation and desking environments to meeting rooms, training rooms and touchdown settings.

Around has been tested to ANSI/BIFMA standards, meets DfE (Design for the Environment) guidelines, meets Greenguard and BIFMA e3 level 2 standards and meets a user weight capacity rating of 300 lbs.

In addition to Around, Teknion will be showing the Zones furniture collection, Focus architectural wall, Tek Pier integrated, height-adjustable, wall-mounted worksurface and monitor, Teknion Community Table, Sanna light collection and new Starting Point textiles collection designed by Suzanne Tick from Luum. Visit Teknion’s redesigned tenth-floor showroom #1048 during NeoCon 2016, one of the most recognized and attended trade shows in the commercial interiors industry.

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