Teknion Corp. announced that its 15,514 square foot New York City showroom located at 641 Avenue of the Americas has achieved WELL Gold certification from The International WELL Building Institute and LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The New York property is Teknion’s fourth to achieve WELL certification, and its second showroom this year. The New York showroom is also Teknion’s twelfth LEED certified showroom.
The Teknion New York showroom is a warm, engaging space designed to showcases the diverse Teknion portfolio, and exemplifies thinking about work and the modern workplace. Designed by Vanderbyl Design, the showroom features a building architecture with spacious tall ceilings and an open plan ordered by a rigorous grid of Classical columns. The design provides more definition to the open plan through two architectural interventions. The first are three pavilions inserted into the space offering a point of focus. Upon entering the showroom, visitors are welcomed by a hearth space offering a subtly residential sensibility. The casual meeting area defined by a generous Teknion Community Table encourages conversation and collaboration. The pavilions also integrate a library lounge while a third pavilion houses the main conference room.
The furniture that populates the showroom floor replicates a contemporary office landscape of shared spaces that encourages informal interaction and addresses various modes of collaboration. Private offices at the edge of the showroom are defined by Teknion’s architectural wall systems, used to provide full-height space division and maintain a sense of spaciousness while allowing an abundance of natural light to penetrate the space.
Designed to effectively present Teknion’s diverse product offering, including the Luum Textiles and Studio TK brands, this warm, welcoming space also reflects the changing character of the contemporary workplace and reinforces the Teknion brand − a design-focused company that brings bold creative thinking and intelligent innovation to the international contract furniture market.
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