October 25, 2016
Teknion Corporation today announced the preview of the Around Task Chair with its sleek, sophisticated and minimalist design at ORGATEC from October 25-29 in Cologne, Germany.
“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 136 kg (300 lbs.)
In addition to Around, Teknion will be showing the Zones furniture collection, Teknion Community Table, Teknion Sanna by Pablo Lighting Collection, Highspace Sit/Stand Counterbalance Bench and Variable seating at its stand designed by Vanderbyl Design. Additionally, new brands Studio TK and Luum Textiles will make their worldwide debut. Studio TK will be introducing a number of new and enhanced products to its Cover, Fractals, Keele, Lite Wall, Qui and Spectrum collections, and Luum will be introducing its new Starting Point textiles collection designed by Suzanne Tick.
Held bi-annually, ORGATEC is the commercial industry’s leading international trade fair for the modern working environment.