On July 12, 2014, the announcement was made that Teknion collects Best of NeoCon 2014 prestigious awards for its new Lite Wall and Journal case goods products.  NeoCon is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, held June 9-11 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

Teknion Litewall

In the Architectural Products category, Lite Wall earned Gold, while Journal was recognized with Silver in the Casegoods category. Lite Wall is a series of lightweight screens that are ideal for an open office layout.  It utilizes magnets to eliminate the need for any tools or noticeable connections that may take away from the sleek, modern look.  The screens are easily reconfigurable with varying heights to accommodate multiple office landscapes.  Lite Wall integrates with standing, sitting, lounge and many other office orientations, making it a versatile new addition to open office designs.

“Winning a pair of coveted Best of NeoCon Awards in a year that saw a record number of new product entries is a remarkable accomplishment,” said David Feldberg, Teknion President & CEO. “These two prestigious awards are testaments to exceptional design work achieved by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk for Lite Wall, and by Chris Wright and Steve Tsai for Journal.

Lite Wall is one of several 2014 additions to the Teknion Studio portfolio of sofas and lounge seating, guest seating, tables and screens. Teknion Studio products are designed in response to the new demands for open areas and group workspaces in today’s evolving work environment.

Teknion Journal casegoodsThe Journal casegoods line enables the executive office to retain the privacy needed for more individual, concentrated work, yet can easily be transformed to accommodate more collaborative work environments geared toward teamwork.

Sliding storage doors conceal effects in the private office, and enable visuals to reveal whether the space is being used as a private office or a group area.  When the sliding doors are open, they reveal mounted screens for group work, aiding the transformation to a collaborative space.  Features such as height-adjustable tables, a pivoting bench, wire management options and a wealth of finishes contribute to product and application flexibility. With Journal, the space designed for a single user now has the ability to be used by a whole team.

The 25th Best of NeoCon winners were announced June 10 at the annual Best of NeoCon breakfast.  The competition received 416 entries, which is the highest number ever and the first time surpassing 370 entries.  Best of NeoCon sponsors include Contract magazine, the IIDA (International Interior Design Association), IFMA (International Facility Management Association), Merchandise Mart Properties and The McMorrow Reports for Facilities Management.

Source: Teknion Website.