Four new workplace products from Teknion Corporation – Zones Modular Seating, Banqs seating collection, Swerv Monitor Arm and tn Storage & Accessories – were honoured with 2018 Good Design Awards. Zones Modular Seating and Banqs were both winners in the Furniture category, while Swerv and tn won in the Office Products category.
Good Design, which was founded in 1950 and is one of the world’s oldest and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide, covers new consumer products, graphics and packaging designed and manufactured in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The program is organized on an annual basis by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.
“Winning Good Design Awards alongside the top designers and manufacturers worldwide is quite an honour and achievement,” said David Feldberg, Teknion’s president and CEO, in a press release. “We share these Good Design Awards with Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson of PearsonLloyd for their collaboration on the Zones Modular Seating and Banqs projects, with Toan Nguyen for his work with tn, and with our own in-house design studio.”
Zones Modular Seating is a lounge collection within the Zones furniture line. It includes fully upholstered straight or curved bench modules, plus accessories. When combined, the units create anything from straight runs to open-serpentine planning, which can be enhanced by mixing high-back, low-back or backless units and varying their direction, height and material finishes.
Banqs is a seating collection designed to accommodate multi-purpose settings, from focused work to informal meetings and social gatherings. The collection includes sofas, screens, tables and accessories that create linear seating, hubs and booths for corporate, educational and public spaces.
The tn Storage & Accessories line is a series of universal desktop accessories and freestanding storage items that address new needs for storage and organization in the modern workspace.
Swerv Monitor Arm is a fully adjustable, spring-assisted dynamic arm designed to support evolving technology demands and changing workstations. The product features a new patent-pending, weight-balancing mechanism that can support 98 per cent of monitor weights on the market to be balanced and adjusted with little effort.
The 2018 Good Design Jury was held in New York and Los Angeles and was comprised of renowned international specialists with an extensive design experience. Products were selected for demonstrating innovation, functional impact and ecological impact of each product selected.