Horizon Takes FX Award for Lighting Products

Humanscale’s Horizon has earned top honors in the Lighting Product category of the FX International Interior Design Awards. Hailed for huge technological and aesthetic advances in an energy-efficient light source, Horizon topped six other finalists for the top slot.
The prestigious FX International Interior Design Awards evaluate the very best in interior products and projects from both British and international design talent. Organized by FX magazine and judged by an independent panel of design experts, the FX Awards consider notable points of design, material content, and the success of the solution, among other criteria.
Adhering to Humanscale’s design philosophy that good design achieves more with less, Horizon was designed for uncomplicated use, maximum comfort, a long serviceable life and a minimal environmental footprint. The first task light to utilize Thin Film LED Technology, Horizon produces an ultra-wide footprint of warm, glare-free 3000K light—excellent for ergonomic illumination and beautiful light in any environment. Its built-in dimmer control offers seven levels of adjustable illumination to allow the user to customize intensity according to each task. Engineered for incredible energy efficiency and a long life of service, Horizon consumes only 11 watts of power and is rated for 50,000 to 60,000 hours of use.
Created by award-winning designers Peter Stathis and Michael McCoy, Horizon’s minimalist design complements a wide range of interiors and features few moving parts, ensuring years of maintenance-free use. With no exposed wiring or mechanical fasteners, there is nothing to distract from the luminous quality. Horizon seamlessly balances performance and style to satisfy the focused lighting needs of any environment.
Horizon adds the FX award to its growing collection of accolades, which includes a NeoCon East People’s Choice Award, a Bronze IIDEX Award, a Buildings magazine Citation of Excellence, and a Best of Boutique Award.

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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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