Teknion’s commitment to sustainable business practices encompasses the design, development and manufacture of all its products. These same principles inform our design choices for the new 2009 IIDEX exhibit. To address the exhibit’s modest size (1200 square feet), the IIDEX booth was constructed with a 16’ high surround that is suspended off the floor 1”-6”. This “floating” wall creates an appropriate enclosure that directs the visitor’s attention to the product, while also creating an illusion of spaciousness as the floor extends visually well past the wall-defined space. Keeping responsible use of materials in mind, exhibit walls are fabricated of fully recyclable aluminum and spandex and carpeting has been reused from last year’s IIDEX booth. The nature-inspired graphics printed on the spandex interior offer vivid symbols of Teknion’s commitment to the natural environment. As a showcase for Teknion’s latest products, the exhibit highlights ACER, a new line developed in partnership with ACER Design A/S of Bogense, Denmark. The first new offerings include a collaborative lounge seating system and mobile worktables, which are used in the booth to create an inviting space for conversation about Teknion’s WorkplaceOne concept. To facilitate dialogue further, two large video screens offer a multimedia presentation of the ideas that animate WorkplaceOne. Beyond the multimedia display, laptop computers placed on the ACER product illustrate its functionality and also allow visitors to view a visual fly-through of the WorkplaceOne concept. Like Teknion’s thoughtfully designed products, and the new WorkplaceOne concept, the 2009 IIDEX exhibit stresses the intelligent use of resources—space, light and materials—to sustain a healthy, productive workplace.