Teknion Corporation has opened the doors to its new Los Angeles showroom. Designed by Vanderbyl Design with NXT Design Studio named as Architect of Record, the showroom, located on the 41st floor of the Ernst & Young Plaza, provides clients with an accessible location in the city’s flourishing downtown.
“Our Los Angeles showroom is designed to reflect our latest vision of the workplace,” said Maxine Mann, president of Teknion’s U.S. operations, in a press release. “The space is also designed to reflect the changing character of the workplace and to reinforce the Teknion brand – a design-focused company that brings bold creative thinking and intelligent innovation to the international contract furniture market.”
The showroom features expansive windows on three sides of the space, providing plenty of natural light in a space that is free of columns. The 8,650-square-foot space provides panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline and the Pacific Ocean.
The showroom’s entrance features a spacious lounge bisected by the Teknion Community Table, creating a central gathering space that is enhanced by natural wood flooring and millwork. On either side of the central table are different ideas of office space.
On the south side of the showroom is a more casual, modern office layout featuring a playful colour palette and a variety of Teknion products in an open, fluid landscape. On the north side of the showroom, a more formal office space can be found, plus a lounge area with built-in video display. Teknion’s architectural glass wall systems separate offices and conference rooms but maintain a sense of transparency and accessibility.
“Our warm, welcoming showroom effectively showcases Teknion’s diverse product offering in ways that clients can easily translate into creative and viable solutions for their own interior design projects,” said Mann. “At the same time, the space is a three-dimensional representation of the Teknion brand and the company’s mission – to provide tools, systems and space that empower people through design.”
Teknion has registered its new Los Angeles showroom with the U.S. Green Building Council with the goal of achieving LEED-CI Platinum certification. The Ernst & Young Plaza has already been certified LEED Platinum.