Dramatic new downtown showroom by Vanderbyl Design and Kiva Design
presents latest workplace insights with French flair
TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Teknion Corporation today announced the
official opening of its redesigned Montreal showroom. The
7,000-square-foot showroom has been registered with the Canadian Green
Building Council with the certification goal of LEED-CI Platinum.
"Our striking new Montreal showroom brings something new and dynamic to
the region. It's a great place for local architects, designers,
facility managers, students and businesses to come together and share
innovative ideas," said David Feldberg, President & CEO. "Teknion takes
great pride in its long-standing presence in the Province of Quebec,
with more than 800 employees working in five facilities."
The redesigned showroom is a vibrant, light-filled space which reflects
the French culture of Montreal. This was achieved symbolically by
taking a traditional French brocade pattern and creating a modern
interpretation through manipulation into a high-tech modern dot pattern
for use in the feature screen walls. These patterned walls are reverse
stencil cut out of ¼-inch-thick aluminum panels, then finished in
white. To further enhance the reflection of natural light, walls were
removed to open up the space and a white, light material palette
The overall palette creates a neutral stage to highlight Teknion's
diverse product offering, while at the same time avoiding visual
clutter. Echoing the products, the showroom design emphasizes the
intelligent use of space, light and material resources. Environmentally
sensitive materials were used throughout, as well as sustainable wood
and wall finishes. The renovated showroom makes a strong design
statement with minimal environmental impact.
Teknion's full-height Altos® and Optos® architectural products were used
to develop a boardroom, conference room, kitchen and private offices,
and to create the exterior demising walls delineating the building's
common floor area and the Teknion showroom space. Recent award-winning
products Sidewise™, LOGIQ™ and MAST™ are showcased in this new space,
along with Dossier™, Expansion® Desking and Teknion's new synchro-tilt
task chair Projek™. All Teknion office furniture is made with materials
and finishing methods resulting in products that are certified to
GREENGUARD® indoor air quality standards, with many products certified to
GREENGUARD Children & Schools.
Teknion's showroom is located at 1010 Sainte-Catherine Street West in
The Dominion Square Building, a landmark structure situated in downtown
Montreal. Completed between 1928 and 1930 in the Beaux Arts style, the
Dominion Square Building is a commercial office tower. It is located
across from Dorchester Square, a large urban square inaugurated in 1872
that forms the focal point for pedestrain traffic in the city.
The showroom was designed by Vanderbyl Design. Established in San
Francisco in 1973, this multi-disciplinary studio has expertise in
identity, print and digital communications, interiors, furniture and
product design. Kiva Design - a local firm with over 18 years'
experience in planning, architecture, interior and sustainable design
experience - was the architect of record. Tours of the showroom can be arranged by calling 514.875.2630. The
showroom experience and products will also be enhanced digitally by an
iPad app downloadable from the Apple Store at the end of September.
For high-res showroom images contact Mark Harris via the contact info
Teknion Corporation is an award-winning international designer,
manufacturer and marketer of office systems and office furniture
products. Innovating for over 25 years, Teknion connects people,
technology and spaces. With headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, offices
and facilities are located in Canada, the United States, the United
Kingdom, India, Russia and Malaysia. Clients are served through a
network of authorized dealers worldwide. Visit Teknion at teknion.com and join Teknion at facebook.com/Teknion and teknioncre8.com for hot trends, cool designs and more.
Image with caption: "Teknion opened its redesigned Montreal showroom today. The showroom features an extensive array of Teknion's latest contract workplace furnishings, including the Marketplace worktable with District storage options shown here. Echoing the products, the showroom design emphasizes the intelligent use of space, light and material resources. (CNW Group/Teknion Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120913_C6199_PHOTO_EN_17831.jpg
Image with caption: "Teknion opened its redesigned Montreal showroom today. Located in the the landmark Dominion Square Building, the showroom has been registered with the Canadian Green Building Council with the certification goal of LEED-CI Platinum. The showroom was designed by Vanderbyl Design. Kiva Design is the architect of record. (CNW Group/Teknion Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120913_C6199_PHOTO_EN_17832.jpg
SOURCE: Teknion Corporation
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