Like the opposite of a migratory bird, NeoCon apparently goes north as the weather gets cooler. Teknion is one of the major furniture manufacturers who trekked up to Toronto this September to participate in the IIDEX/NeoCon Canada show. This move paid off with some very nice prizes (including a nod for one of the best booth designs). Innovation was the deciding factor in selecting winners. The company took home a total of 4 awards – 3 silver and 1 bronze. Here are some highlights of the winning items:
This executive furniture collection has a distinctly Scandinavian look with its wood finish and trimmed down, straight lines. The modular nature of this line ensures that components can be combined to fit any office space without looking shoehorned into place. It definitely gives off an air of quality without being even a little bit ostentatious.
This synchro-tilt executive task chair features a range of adjustment features from seat height to tilt tension and lock. But it does this without having lots of knobs and twiddly bits messing with the streamlined aesthetic of the chair. The arms, base, and cradle supporting the chair come in glossy aluminum or ebony to fit a shiny or somber office theme. The back can be finished with upholstery or mesh depending on whether you are going for cushy or austere.
Teknion advertises this collection as having more than 26,000 components. That’s about as expansive as you can get. At the same time, the company claims that the uniform product platform simplifies planning since you can use the same collection to furnish so many different office spaces from workstations to meeting rooms. This definitely sounds like a situation where you need to tell your office space consultant what you want to accomplish and let him put together your order to make sure no components are missing!