June 16, 2016
by Canadian Architect
Photo courtesy of Teknion
Teknion Corporation today announced that it won six awards at NeoCon 2016.
Zones, a comprehensive series of furniture that transforms the office, earned three awards including the show’s top honour – Best of Competition. The Zones Collection received a Gold Best of NeoCon in the Furniture Collections for Collaboration category. Zones benches won a Gold Best of NeoCon in the Seating: Benches category, and Zones tables earned Silver in the Conference Room Furniture category.
The Teknion Sanna by Pablo lighting collection designed by Pablo Pardo collected a Gold Best of NeoCon award in the Lighting: Task/Desktop/Furniture-Integrated category. The Tek Pier integrated, height-adjustable, wall-mounted worksurface and monitor earned Gold in the Technology-Integrated Solutions category.
“Winning five Best of NeoCon awards plus the Best of Competition is incredibly rewarding in light of the record number of product entries this year and their overall design excellence,” said David Feldberg, president & CEO. “We share these honours with Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson whose design team, working in conjunction with our own designers, has done an exceptional job with Zones. We also share these awards with Pablo Pardo for Sanna, and our talented in-house design team for their work on Tek Pier and all of the other outstanding products we exhibited at NeoCon.”
Zones is a comprehensive series of furniture that transforms the office, challenging convention and changing the way people experience work. The collection is comprised of seating, tables, screens, easels and semi-private enclosures, which can be used as either intimate collaborative settings or a place of retreat for privacy. In addition to furniture settings, Zones encompasses lighting and accessories.
In addition to the Best of NeoCon and Best of Competition awards, Zones was a HiP Awards Honoree in the Workplace: Seating, Lounge, Collection category in Interior Design magazine’s annual recognition program. Zones was also presented a Metropolis Likes, which recognizes emerging design trends through the magazine’s social media-based award program.
Teknion received three other HiP Awards for new products. Teknion Sanna by Pablo lighting was the winner in the Lighting category. Focus Wall, and the Around Task Chair designed by Justus Kolberg, were Honorees in their respective categories. In the People category, David Feldberg won a Lifetime of HiPness Award.
Ninety-three awards were distributed in the Best of NeoCon 2016 competition of contract furnishing products during NeoCon, June 13-15, at theMART in Chicago. A total of 423 products were entered in 43 product and furnishing categories in the competition, sponsored by Contract magazine, NeoCon, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and The McMorrow Reports for Facilities Management.