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Canadian producer of professional furniture Teknion announced that its Sidewise casegoods workstation and Projek task seating have received 2014 Green Good Design Awards.
Now in its sixth year, the Green Good Design competition is sponsored by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
“Green Good Design Awards are a significant recognition of our companies’ efforts to deliver design that respects the environment,” said David Feldberg, Teknion President & CEO.
“We proudly share these awards with the two highly respected design firms with which we partnered to bring Sidewise and Projek to market – figure3 and Orangebox Limited, respectively – who share our commitment to sustainable development.”
Sidewise is a new style of compact, collaborative casegoods workstation. Designed by Chris Wright, Design Principal at figure3, it was developed in accordance with Design for the Environment (DfE) standards and protocols, and to comply with BIFMA e3 level 2.
It has attained GREENGUARD® Gold Certification – formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification. Sidewise is manufactured in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified sites. FSC wood is a finish option.
Projek Seating Family
Projek addresses the market need to have a project chair that is next generation with a mesh back, has a neutral style and is easy to use. Projek is 98 percent recyclable and is made of 18 percent recycled content.
It has attained GREENGUARD® Gold Certification and is certified to BIFMA e3 level 2. Its modular design eases the replacement of parts, thereby extending the chair’s life cycle. Major resin components are discreetly identified to aid in recycling or disposal.
About the Green Good Design Awards
GOOD DESIGN™ was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. to promote and foster a greater public understanding and acceptance for Modern Design.
Both institutions haven’t posted the winners on their own websites yet.