Teknion Wins Two Good Design Awards in International Competition

January 9, 2013
– Teknion Corporation today announced that its new Interpret desking system and Phonebooths and Mailboxes book were honored with 2012 Good Design Awards – The World’s Most Prestigious Global Awards for New Product Design and Graphics. The Good Design competition is sponsored annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

“Over the years, Teknion has continued to win Good Design Awards, an accomplishment that we are all very proud of. Competing in the Good Design Awards brings us up against the world’s leading designers and their clients, including many working for Fortune 500 companies,” said Steve Verbeek, VP, Design & Innovation.

Interpret Desking System
Interpret is a comprehensive desking system that works for virtually any person, any task, anywhere in the world. It is based on an innovative core platform frame and concise set of reconfigurable components that enables the user to make the office their own. Adaptable and scalable, the core structure can easily be installed, built upon, extended or fully reconfigured to adapt to new demands – changing demographics, advances in technology and evolving work patterns. Interpret was designed by Teknion’s in-house design team.

Phonebooths and Mailboxes Book
Phonebooths and Mailboxes – Teknion’s 2012 marketing theme and supporting book – explores the pervasive use of technology in the workplace. The book’s design engages the reader and clarifies the concepts set forth in the text. It employs whimsical illustrations that recall the witty style of The New Yorker magazine, bringing lightness and humor to the subject – an approach often overlooked as a means of enriching serious content. Phonebooths and Mailboxes was written and researched by Teknion, designed by Vanderbyl Design and illustrated by Ric Carrasquillo. A digital version is available for downloading free of charge at www.teknion.com/ebooks

Teknion has now won 17 Good Design Awards in the product and graphics categories in less than a decade. Good Design award winners that are now part of Teknion’s extensive product portfolio include the District furniture system, Marketplace worktable, Dossier executive furniture, MAST monitor arm and accessories, Teknion dna modular lounge seating, Optos Curved Wall, W/R/S wall rail system, three seating lines and PolyBamboo polyester-bamboo panel fabrics.

About Good Design
Good Design is the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Good Design covers new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. In 2012, over 700 cutting-edge products and graphic designs from design firms from over 38 nations were selected and awarded.

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Teknion Awarded Architectural Wall Contract by ExxonMobil

 

January 17, 2013 – Teknion Corporation today announced that it has officially been awarded the architectural wall contract at ExxonMobil’s new campus currently under construction near Houston, Texas. The campus will house 10,000 employees and is located in north Houston.
“This contract represents not only one of the largest architectural wall installations for Teknion, but one of the largest in the contract furniture industry,” said Maxine Mann, President of Teknion’s U.S. operations. “In today’s highly competitive market we are pleased that ExxonMobil chose our Altos full-height, demountable walls. We were thoroughly evaluated on the product’s design and aesthetics, acoustics and technology integration, and the flexibility, ease of disassembly and future use capabilities resulting from its prefabricated assembly.”
For the new ExxonMobil campus project, Teknion will install over 98,000 linear feet (29,870 meters) of Altos beginning the third quarter of 2013. Altos will be used throughout the project to define individual offices, collaborative workspaces and meeting areas.

For more information Contact: TOTAL OFFICEPlanning Services – Professional Delivery & Installation 420 Banks Road Kelowna, B.C. V1X 6A3 Tel:250.717.1626 / Cell:250.869.5304 Toll Free:1.800.558.DESK (3375) E: info@TotalOfficeBC.caW:  http://www.totalofficebc.ca/