Client: Teknion Corp, Canada

Contessa is the next step-or leap-in mesh seating. By incorporating materials with low chemical emissions and making Contessa 95 percent recyclable, Teknion has created an environmentally responsible chair that is as ergonomically superior as its predecessors and even more beautiful.

  • Modular design allows for easy replacement parts, prolonging the life of the chair
  • Research revealed complaints with mesh that inspired the development of a new, patented process to manufacture a softer, colorful and more inviting mesh fabric
  • Consumer has a choice of leather, fabric, mesh or the customer's own material
  • Further design research indicated that knobs are intimidating, so each control was designed to be intuitive, the shape indicating whether it should be pulled, pushed or turned.

"No detail has been overlooked in this ergonomic, recyclable and fully customizable chair. This stunning piece raises the bar for office seating." - Kap Malik, IDSA, Vice President, Gensler

Contact: Anna Arsenault,
Teknion, Canada
416.661.1577 x2616,

Credit: Guigaro Design, Italy

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