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Teknion Earns Multiple Good Design Awards

February 7, 2016
by Canadian Architect

Multiple products from Teknion, Teknion Studio and Teknion Textiles collections have been honored with 2015 Good Design Awards. The annual award celebrates the most innovative industrial, product and graphic designs around the world. The Good Design Awards program is presented annually by The Chicago Athenaeum.

Teknion's upStage workplace furnishings system

Teknion’s upStage workplace furnishings system

The upStage workplace furniture system, Livello Height-Adjustable Bench, Qui collection of seating and surfaces designed by Monica Armani, and Infinito + Masalla lounge seating and tables by Toan Nguyen were all winners. Bandeau, Presse, Boucle Grid and Lustrado, plus Line Language – all from Suzanne Tick’s new Textured Edge collection for Teknion Textiles – were also honored.

Teknion's Infinito and Masalla lounge seating and tables

Teknion’s Infinito and Masalla lounge seating and tables

“Good Design celebrates the most innovative products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing excellence in the world marketplace,” said David Feldberg, Teknion President & CEO. “We proudly share these six prestigious awards with our many talented designers – Monica Armani, Toan Nguyen, Suzanne Tick and members of our own in-house design team.”

Teknion's Livello adjustable height bench

Teknion’s Livello adjustable height bench

Teknion’s upStage workplace furniture system connects individual personalities and workstyles by allowing people to independently manage their preferences for visual privacy, movement, orientation and storage. The Livello Height-Adjustable Bench is an industry leading sit-stand bench that provides each user with individual control of their work and environment.

Teknion's Qui collection of furnishings

Teknion’s Qui collection of furnishings

The Qui collection of seating and surfaces encourages creativity to design highly functional, collaborative scenarios. Infinito + Masalla lounge seating and tables embody the traditional applications of a lounge group while adding verve and functionality to any environment. Both collections are from Teknion Studio.

The award-winning LIne Language from Teknion's textile collections

The award-winning LIne Language from Teknion’s textile collections

Line Language is an upholstery fabric that is reminiscent of the act of drawing and painting. Bandeau, Presse, Boucle Grid and Lustrado are a group of textural solids created from weave structures. All are part of Textured Edge, a new collection of upholstery, panel and wall fabrics that pay homage to the action of creating art.

Founded in Chicago in 1950, Good Design remains the world’s oldest and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. For 2015, The Chicago Athenaeum received submissions from several thousand industrial and graphic design firms from over 47 countries representing the most important corporations in the design industry worldwide. In November, juries met in New York and selected over 900 product designs and graphics from over 38 nations worthy of the Good Design Award for their design excellence. All awards are posted at and

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