Teknion, Studio TK and Luum receive 2020 Green Good Design Awards
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have honored Teknion, Studio TK, and Luum with this year’s Green Good Design Awards.
Each year, Green Good Design identifies important examples of sustainable design. The program’s goal is to bestow international recognition to outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions with products that inspire progress toward a healthier universe.
Teknion’s Bene Box is the result of a new collaboration with Bene. The collection comprises simple building blocks that flexibly shape work environments to support multiple team tasks that encourage lively group dynamics and creativity. It’s the ideal multi-functional modular furnishing system, combining desks, tables, stools, benches, lecterns, platforms, shelving units, storage tower and more.
Tek Booth is ideal for occasional, short-duration privacy from the open office floor plan. The technologically-equipped space is suitable for phone or video calls, as well as periods of focused work. Equipped with a motion sensor that activates a dimmable task light and ventilation fan, its fine-tuned interior creates a comfortable space.
“Teknion provides full transparency when it comes to sustainability, ensuring all workplace products follow a strict set of environmentally responsible guidelines,” 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; wood materials are sourced from sustainable forests; manufactured in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities; have received Indoor Advantage Gold and BIFMA e3 level 3 certification; and support various LEED and WELL credits. We’re continuing to push not just the narrative, but also the reality of sustainability forward.”
Studio TK’s Freehand Occasional Tables by by PearsonLloyd is a multi-purpose system designed for commercial interiors including lobbies, offices, and retail settings. Its adaptable nature and variety of shape and size options allow for the collection to fit any space, serving as a side table or coffee table depending on the layout of the area it occupies.
Composed of an aluminum base, Freehand is assembled through a series of clips and removable tops. Consequently, at the end of the product’s life, the aluminum parts can be easily recycled over and over again in a true closed loop.
Tilt Shift is part of Luum Textiles’ Future Tense Collection, which highlights the company’s progressive approach to textile design with an emphasis on super scale and the duality of materials.
Tilt Shift’s linear design and use of recycled matter encourages users to shift values toward sustainability. Using post- industrial and post-consumer cotton from apparel waste, the pieces are sorted by colour, shredded, and spun into yarn. The colour palette combines neutrals with accents of bold bright hues. This juxtaposition of colour signifies the contrast of artificial and natural components found within the fabric.
“We are honored to be among this year’s winners,” said Suzanne Tick, Creative Director, Luum Textiles. “When creating collections for Luum, I always look to nature for inspiration and am always searching for more innovative manufacturing solutions that elevate our products both at the fiber level but also within the context of their overall environmental impact. Tilt Shift uses post-industrial and post-consumer cotton from apparel waste, showcasing how discarded products can have a second life and create a beautiful and rich new textile.”