Three Teknion Products Receive Green Good Design Awards

Two of Teknion’s new workplace products – the tn Storage & Accessories Collection designed by Toan Nguyen, and Swerv Monitor Arm − were honored with Green Good Design Awards in the 2019 competition. The annual award is jointly sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

“From a green standpoint, tn and Swerv are typical of all Teknion workplace products,” said Scott Deugo, Teknion’s Chief Sales and Sustainability Officer. “Our products are designed and developed in accordance with Design for the Environment (DfE) standards and protocols, feature recycled content and are recyclable, are manufactured in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities, have received Indoor Advantage Gold and BIFMA e3 level 2 certification, and support various LEED and WELL credits. Although we are proud of these Green Good Design Awards and our sustainability achievements to date, we realize that there is more work to be done.”

tn Storage is a series of universal desktop accessories and freestanding storage items that addresses these new needs for storage and organization in today’s workstation.

The Swerv Monitor Arm is a fully adjustable, spring-assisted dynamic arm designed to support 98 percent of monitor weights on the market (5 to 12 lbs. or 2.27 to 5.4 kg), and that can be balanced and adjusted with little effort.

In addition, the Cesto collection of interactive seating and table elements by Studio TK earned a 2019 Green Good Design Award. Cesto, Spanish for “basket,” was designed by Khodi Feiz to address the dynamic collaborative and social behaviors typical of today’s work environment.

“It is very gratifying for us to have our new Cesto collection recognized with a Green Good Design Award – one of only 100 awards presented to recipients in 20 nations in this year’s competition,” said Charlie Bell, President, Studio TK. “The international award acknowledges the many diverse sustainability initiatives undertaken by our employees, and the sustainable design inherent in Cesto as demonstrated by its designer, Khodi Feiz.”

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 colors. Numerous colorway possibilities enable extensive personalization. Tabletop surfaces are also available in a range of different materials facilitating easy customization.