May 27, 2016
by Canadian Architect
upStage desking system, Sabrina task chair and Textured Edge fabrics recognized as “outstanding examples of Green Design”
Teknion Corporation has announced that two of its new workplace products – the upStage desking system, Sabrina task chair and Textured Edge collection from Teknion Textiles – have been awarded 2016 Green Good Design Awards. The annual competition is sponsored by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
“Green Good Design identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design and develops public awareness about which global companies are doing the best job towards ecological and sustainable design for our world environments,” said Ioannis Karalias, director, The Chicago Athenaeum. “For 2016, we received hundreds of submissions from around the world. Members of The European Centre’s International Advisory Committee served as the jury and selected over 100 products, programs, people, environmental planning and architecture as outstanding examples of Green Design from 22 nations.”
upStage Desking System
upStage is based on a simple platform or stage that frees users from the constraints of a benching frame or panel, allowing them to build along horizontal or vertical planes to create layered worksurfaces and multi-story volumes. The innovative structural staging unit integrates a full complement of desks, height-adjustable tables, cabinets, shelves, cubbies and screens. upStage was created by Teknion’s in-house design team.
upStage Desking System. Photo courtesy of Teknion
Sabrina Task Chair
Sabrina was inspired by Giugiaro Design’s philosophy based on the structure of the human body, and symbolizes the infinite interconnection of comfort and design. It features an innovative inner ring structure, organic frame design and mesh backrest. The iconic inner ring provides support and backwards bending while the outer frame allows torsional flexing.
Sabrina Task Chair. Photo courtesy of Teknion
Textured Edge is a collection of upholstery, panel and wall fabrics designed by Suzanne Tick, Creative Director, Teknion Textiles. The collection highlights elements of artistic production in two larger-scale graphic upholsteries, and five wall and panel fabrics that explore texture in all its forms.
Textured Edge. Photo courtesy of Teknion