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Studio TK and Luum Textiles claim Best of NeoCon awards


Adding to Teknion’s two Best of NeoCon wins, Studio TK announced today that two of its new product introductions earned awards at NeoCon, North America’s most important commercial design show held annually in Chicago. Borough won a Silver Best of NeoCon Award in the Lounge Furniture Collections category, and was named Winner of the Workplace: Modular Sofa category in the HiP Awards sponsored by Interior Design magazine. Another Studio TK product introduction, the Cesto interactive collection of seating and table elements designed by Khodi Feiz, was selected as one of only 33 new products to receive a Metropolis Likes NeoCon Award, sponsored by Metropolis magazine. Cesto was also a Finalist in the HiP Awards Workplace: Bench/Stool category.

Studio TK, Cesto, Best of NeoCon

Cesto by Studio TK.

Luum Textiles also announced that its new Tactility Collection was honoured with two awards and was recognized as a HiP Awards finalist at NeoCon, North America’s most important commercial design show held annually in Chicago. Tactility earned Silver in the Best of NeoCon Awards, Textiles: Upholstery category. The collection was also named a Winner in the Metropolis Likes NeoCon Awards.

Luum Textiles, Best of NeoCon

Tactility by Luum Textiles.

“Studio TK had a terrific NeoCon,” said Charlie Bell, President, Studio TK. “We had a consistently overwhelming response to our new tenth-floor showroom. Just prior to the show we announced a partnership with Artifort and exhibited four of their collections in our space. And now these prestigious awards for our new Borough and Cesto products, which pay tribute to the exceptional design capabilities that Christophe Pillet and Khodi Feiz bring to our product portfolio.”

Studio TK, Cesto, Best of NeoCon

Borough by Studio TK.

Borough is a collection of hospitality oriented elements set to enhance our daily experience as we journey between our destinations. “Thoughtful public spaces enhance our daily experience as we journey between our destinations. They are brand touchpoints expressing an organization’s personality and grace toward employees and visitors alike;” said Christophe Pillet. “I designed Borough to create excitement in a space. To be welcoming and comfortable for people meeting and talking for extended periods of time. And to create an experience – a feeling, a touch, an emotion.”

Studio TK, Cesto, Best of NeoCon

Borough by Studio TK.

Cesto, Spanish for “basket,” is a collection of interactive seating and table elements designed to address the dynamic collaborative and social behaviours typical of today’s work environment. “For me, Cesto is all about freedom and flexibility,” said Khodi Feiz. “The flexibility to gather and collaborate spontaneously. Freely reconfiguring and morphing into settings depending on your needs throughout the day. Creating a dynamic and effective layout reflective of today’s social work. This freedom also extends into the different functional typologies, into the colouring and material choices and their compositions.”

Studio TK, Cesto, Best of NeoCon

Cesto by Studio TK.

Meanwhile, Luum Textiles’ Tactility was recognized as a Finalist in the Workplace: Fabric & Textiles category of the HiP Product Awards sponsored by Interior Design magazine. Suzanne Tick, Creative Director, Luum Textiles, was honoured with a HiP People Award at NeoCon, which honours commercial industry pioneers. Tick was named Winner of the Manufacturer: Leader category.

Luum Textiles, Best of NeoCon

Tactility by Luum Textiles.

“We are truly honored to be presented with these prestigious NeoCon awards in recognition of our new

Tactility Collection,” said Dave White, Vice President of Luum Textiles. “These awards are a testament to the outstanding creative process and performance inherent in all of Luum’s integrated collections, and to the remarkable vision of our Creative Director, Suzanne Tick, and her team.”

Tactility explores textural and dimensional surfaces that influence the way we experience touch, sight and sound. Through multi-purpose and multi-directional fabrics that respond to both our logical and intuitive needs, Tactility embodies emotional design thinking expressed through a comprehensive color palette.


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