March 28, 2019
Teknion Corporation today announced that two of its new workplace products – the tn Storage & Accessories Collection designed by Toan Nguyen, and Swerv Monitor Arm − were honored with Green Good Design Awards in the 2019 competition. The annual award is jointly sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
“From a green standpoint, tn and Swerv are typical of all Teknion workplace products,” 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, are manufactured in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities, have received Indoor Advantage Gold and BIFMA e3 level 2 certification, and support various LEED and WELL credits. Although we are proud of these Green Good Design Awards and our sustainability achievements to date, we realize that there is more work to be done.”
tn Storage & Accessories
tn Storage & Accessories addresses new needs for personal storage and organization in the modern workstation. The need for storage within the workstation has changed over the past decade as the type of storage has shifted from paper filing to personal items and casual use. The traditional pedestal or lateral filing cabinet has become a place for personal items and open organization. tn is a series of universal desktop accessories and freestanding storage items that addresses these new needs for storage and organization in today’s workstation. The collection provides new and unique ways to solve a common, everyday problem.
Swerv Monitor Arm
The Swerv Monitor Arm is a fully adjustable, spring-assisted dynamic arm designed to support today's technology demands and changing workstyles. Swerv features a new patent-pending, weight-balancing mechanism similar to Teknion’s patented Navigate Counterbalance weight-balancing mechanism. This innovation enables 98 percent of monitor weights on the market (5 to 12 lbs. or 2.27 to 5.4 kg) to be balanced and adjusted with little effort. With monitors getting larger and lighter, Swerv can be reconfigured to support all monitor sizes – typically all screen sizes under 32 inches (81 cm) – within the weight limit.
About Good Design
Green Good Design identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design. For the 2019 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 www.europeanarch.eu.