Showing off

In November, Teknion officially opened its revamped New York City showroom. San Francisco– based Vanderbyl Design, a long-time collaborator with the company, created the design. The space features innovative new items from Teknion’s integrated product portfolio that support new ways of work while creating healthy, productive environments.

Says Maxine Mann, president of Teknion’s U.S. operations, “Our New York showroom was planned to show architects and designers our latest workplace design sensibilities and best applications of Teknion products as they relate to today’s emerging workplace trends.” She describes the showroom as making a strong design statement, with minimal environmental impact.

The 22,000-square-foot second-story loft’s original exterior walls were left in place, while most perimeter walls have been replaced with Teknion’s Altos and Optos architectural products, allowing natural light to penetrate deep into the space. The main open area of the showroom is defined by large, suspended, black-and-white photographic panels depicting a natural birch forest and houses series of workstations typical of today’s open and collaborative workplaces.

The furniture is displayed in various combinations of Storm White and Dark Olive veneer finishes, with glass, anodized aluminum and Platinum accents, creating a dramatic but restrained look.