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January 10, 2018

Three Teknion workplace products receive 2017 Good Design Awards

Teknion Corporation today announced that three of its workplace furniture products – the Expansion Cityline furniture system, Altos Landscape wall collection and height-adjustable desk, and Nuova Contessa task chair – have been recognized with 2017 Good Design Awards. The annual international competition is presented by The Chicago Athenaeum, together with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

“This year’s historic 67th Good Design program,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum, “recognizes the work of thousands of designers and manufacturers worldwide who have successfully undertaken the design challenge to produce the best and most outstanding design products across the globe to our large and expanding global consumers.”

“It’s a great honor to have three of our latest workplace products recognized alongside the world’s most outstanding product designs with Good Design Awards,” said David Feldberg, Teknion President & CEO. “These awards are a testament to the excellence of our design-driven workplace products and their ability to meet our clients’ needs for evolving work environments.”

The Expansion Cityline furniture system is based on the concept of planning for a workplace as vibrant and dynamic as a modern city. With a unique beam framework and robust accessories program, Expansion Cityline creates workstations, collaborative spaces and mixed-use areas where people feel comfortable and empowered as they pursue individual and collective goals. Expansion Cityline offers a highly active setting that allows people to move, to gather and to disperse when privacy and focus is desired.

Altos Landscape is a wall collection that is horizontally planned with a functional collection of wall-integrated furniture. This unique combination gives opportunity for layered off-module planning applications that maximize the usable space in an environment, and minimize the necessary cost of architectural product on the floorplate. The collection includes both height-adjustable and fixed-height desks, a task light, storage options, a shelving program and significantly enhanced acoustic fascia program with both soft and hard fascia materials.

Nuova Contessa is a redesigned and enhanced version of Teknion’s popular Contessa synchro-tilt task chair. It honors the beautiful signature, sweeping line of Contessa’s structural frame, while offering significantly upgraded seating functions and increased strength. The chair has been redesigned to meet current demands for uncompromised seating comfort for diverse body types.

About Good Design

Founded in Chicago in 1950, Good Design remains the world’s oldest and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. Good Design covers new consumer products, graphics and packaging designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. For 2017, over 900 new products and graphic designs were selected from over 48 countries. Awarded corporations represent some of the world’s most visionary Fortune 500 companies. All awards are posted at: and


Teknion creates furniture that empowers people through design. Dedicated to innovative and sustainable design, Teknion provides a diverse portfolio of office furnishings, seating, ergonomic accessories and architectural products. The company’s versatile and integrated furniture collections support workplace wellness, responding to essential human needs and behaviors. Clients are served through a worldwide network of facilities, showrooms and authorized dealers. To learn more about Teknion, please visit and join Teknion at