Teknion receives two Good Design Awards in international competition

Teknion Corporation recently announced that its new Interpret desking system and Phonebooths and Mailboxes book were honoured 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.

The Interpret Desking System 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 – 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.