Studio TK’s Borough & Cesto celebrated at Good Design Awards
Studio TK today announced that two of its latest furniture designs for social spaces – the Borough Collection of Modular Lounge Seating, Tables & Screens by Christophe Pillet, and the Cesto Seating & Table Elements Collection by Khodi Feiz – earned 2018 Good Design Awards. Borough and Cesto were both winners in the Furniture category. Good Design covers new consumer products, graphics and packaging designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America. The program is organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.
“We share the honour and prestige of winning these important Good Design Awards with Borough designer Christophe Pillet and Cesto designer Khodi Feiz,” said Charlie Bell, President, Studio TK. “Christophe and Khodi join the growing team of internationally claimed designers that Studio TK has had the pleasure of working with. Together, with our exclusive focus on social applications, we are creating spaces that are responsive to all the ways we work and all that our work demands.”
Borough is a collection of hospitality-oriented elements that exudes elegance with refined textures and finishes. The modular lounge seating’s visual floating platform imparts a sense of hovering above the floor. With soft, residential elements, Borough lends itself well to commercial planning abilities. Borough tables enrich the seating collection, serving as a place to set your bag or cup of coffee, or charge your device. The warmth of the wood table series adds an element of the comfort found in the home. Borough screens also complement the seating collection as elements that bring the emotional qualities of outdoor furniture to the office landscape. Natural rattan screens add a level of elegance to the materiality of the seating.
Cesto, Spanish for “basket,” is a collection of interactive seating and table elements designed to address the dynamic collaborative and social behaviors typical of today’s work environment. The Cesto family is composed of an upholstered base element and a variety of different functional tops. The lower “basket” can be finished in a knit mesh or fabric, offering a contrast in textures and colours. Numerous colourways also enable extensive personalization.
Tabletop surfaces are also available in a range of different materials facilitating easy customization. This simple collection of tables offers a comprehensive family of furnishings for the new social office landscape. Cesto stools encourage quick touchdown collaboration at traditional 29-inch-high tables. Bench seating – with or without backs – and poufs are designed for more social spaces, and enable collaborative work at 26-inch-high tables.
Alongside Studio TK’s success, Teknion also won a total of four awards at this year’s Good Design Awards.