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Teknion Partners With PearsonLloyd on New Workplace Designs at NeoCon 2015


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PearsonLloyd collaboration brings "a new way of thinking about product design" to the contemporary workplace

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Mark Harris

Manager, Media Relations

Teknion Corporation

416.661.1577, Ext. 2258

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Mary Ellen Magee

Director, Marketing Communications

Teknion LLC



J​UNE ​​15, 2015

Teknion Corporation today announced a new partnership with PearsonLloyd studio and the unveiling of the first workplace projects from the collaboration at NeoCon, – the commercial interiors industry’s most important annual event – June 15-17 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The London-based design studio established by Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd works across the workplace, aviation, urban design and healthcare sectors with a goal to identify and respond to the shifting patterns of behavior in contemporary life.

"Luke and Tom bring a new way of thinking about product design for the contemporary workplace to Teknion," said David Feldberg, Teknion President & CEO. "Their first designs for Teknion represent an artistically crafted collection of objects for the workplace, including a coat stand, love seat, high table and a range of accessories. The collection, which celebrates Teknion's materials palette and manufacturing capabilities, stands completely on its own, but also forms the conceptual foundation for more product development to come." 

Among the simplest objects in the office, the Hat Rack expresses the idea of mobility, that people are moving through a space and across the landscape of the workplace and need a place to hang a coat, a hat or a backpack. The hat rack is a light, minimal structure made of three bent wood components fitted together to create a branched form of poetic simplicity.

The Love Seat creates an intimate space for conversation, one that enables users to make eye contact and facilitates engagement through physical proximity. The love seat only fulfills its function when more than one person is using it.

Conceived as an antidote to high-density systems furniture, the High Table bundles a table, seat and coat rack, creating a simple touchdown space for a single worker to concentrate. Executed in beechwood, it not only does more with less, but also reveals the beauty of honest materials and the intrinsic worth of well-conceived and well-crafted furniture.

Designed for use in a private office, meeting room or shared workspace, the Nest includes a blown glass water flask, timber iPad stand, marble fruit bowl and polished brass tray.  The design explores ways of integrating well-being into the workplace, expressing ideas proposed in Teknion’s Ethonomics paper, available for download here: http://teknion.com/inspiration/ethonomics/the-rise-of-ethonomics

“Teknion’s new partnership with PearsonLloyd encompasses more than simply furniture,” adds Feldberg. “It’s a reflection of our role to share knowledge and ideas, and to inspire clients and designers to envision what the future of office design could be and the role design plays in creating contemporary workplaces.”

In addition to the PearsonLloyd designs, Teknion will be showing the upStage workplace furniture system, Livello Height-Adjustable Bench, Variable HybrED seating, and an extensive new laminates program. New lounge seating and tables from Teknion Studio include Cover, Cavu, Qui, and Infinito + Massalla. New from Teknion Textiles is Textured Edge by Suzanne Tick. Visit Teknion’s redesigned tenth-floor showroom #1048 during NeoCon 2015.
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