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Teknion New York showroom gains green certification

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