Teknion enters joint venture with Toronto’s Gus* Design Group
Teknion Corporation has announced that it has entered into an alliance with Gus* Design Group, a Toronto-based designer and maker of Gus* Modern contemporary residential furnishings suited to contract settings.
“This new business alliance with Gus* Design Group will be a great fit for Teknion and our Studio TK brands,” said David Feldberg, Teknion President & CEO. “Gus* Modern furnishings complement our brand portfolios, and provide Teknion customers with an expanded offering of the increasingly popular ancillary products so important to the success of today’s more relaxed, collaborative work environments.”
“This new collaboration is a great opportunity for us to work with Teknion and further extend and enrich planning possibilities for architects, designers and facilities managers in the contemporary workplace,” said Matt Parass, Managing Partner at Gus* Design Group.
Gus* Design Group designs and makes “soft-contract” furnishings – modern residential furniture suited to contract settings. Formed by Partners Amanda Schuler, Matt Parass and David Podsiadlo in 2001, Gus* Design Group creates original modern furniture and home accessories inspired by mid-century classics and simple, everyday forms. The company’s signature mid-century modern upholstered seating, accents and accessories, are defined by simplicity, elegance and classic forms.
Through Teknion’s collaboration with Gus*, customers now have easy access to a curated selection of sofas, chairs, ottomans and occasional tables through Teknion’s North American dealer distribution network.
“Teknion believes that soft-contract furnishings bring balance to the workplace, acting as a counterpoint to the rigor of high-performance work tools and supporting work cultures that prioritize human needs and desires,” concluded Steve Delfino, VP Corporate Marketing & Product Management. “Gus* Modern furnishings, in concert with Teknion and Studio TK furniture, align with Teknion’s research-based philosophy that ‘the true measure of a space is how it makes us feel.’”