February 11, 2020
Teknion Corporation today announced that a pair of its new workplace products – the Emote Private Office and Teknion Reception Desk Program − received Good Design Awards in the 2019 international competition. Teknion Reception and Emote were winners in the Furniture category. The award program is organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.
“It’s an honor for Teknion to once again be recognized with Good Design Awards,” said Joe Regan, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Corporate Marketing and Design. “Congratulations to Emote designer and long-time collaborator Mario Ruiz, and to our own in-house design studio that created Teknion Reception.”
As the function of reception desks and the act of receiving guests evolves, so do reception needs of different businesses. A reception desk can function as the boundary of public to private space, providing security and privacy. In other applications, reception space is a communal shared experience and may not require a traditional desk. In any scenario involving greeting people, creating a positive first impression is as important as ever.
Teknion Reception takes an innovative design approach − from classic to communal − in addressing these evolving requirements, while addressing how public and private spaces are blending. To encourage customization, the program offers five distinct starting points of unique desks, a communal bar and storage console, and classic desk with L return.
Emote Private Office
Emote transforms the private office into the creative office. Components offer a new take on traditional private office furniture. Small in scale, Thought Boards that are both functional and artistically expressive are offered in fabric, back-painted glass and wood finishes. The Work Cabinet is a unique alternative to a height-adjustable table, encouraging individuals to move within the space and change posture. The cabinet is elevated by a base and has an extendable worksurface above its storage to allow a laptop to be plugged in while working comfortably in a standing position. Desk options include height-adjustable base or with solid wood legs. Personal Desk Accessories organize and store objects, and include trays with integrated power.
Emote transforms the private office into the creative office. This collection of distinct furniture elements brings an expressive quality to the workspace through a palette of new paint colors applied to wood that provides nearly endless combinations of finish options. Lighter in scale and well-suited to today’s smaller spaces, Emote is simple, easy to understand and puts the user in control of their space.
About Good Design
Founded in Chicago in 1950, Good Design remains the world’s oldest and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. Good Design covers new consumer products, graphics and packaging designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America. For 2019, over 900 new products and graphic designs were selected from over 47 countries from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Awarded corporations represent some of the world’s most visionary Fortune 500 and private companies. Winning 2019 products and graphics can be viewed at: www.gooddesign.org