This product line was meant to challenge the norms of Teknion storage design by fusing traditional laminate construction with sheet metal. This series complements the  Zones  collection, which Pearson Lloyd has developed a year prior. This collection won a Silver award at  Neocon  2017.
 The range included 5 units of varying dimensions to serve difference needs: from a television credenza, to food service counter, to a taller mobile unit.
 A line of accessories were also developed to be used with the storage units. Ranging from a bag organizer, to drawer organizers, to cable management.
 Early concepts explored different construction methods to achieve different aesthetic qualities. We balanced feasibility of manufacturing while pushing the boundaries of what Teknion was comfortable manufacturing.
 Once a construction methodology was determined, I developed prototypes to properly access ergonomics and conduct user testing.
 The counter height storage unit was raised slightly for better ergonomics.
 I used light prototyping techniques to quickly iterate mock-ups for testing. Then, I created prototypes out of sheet metal for further testing.
 I worked with our engineering team and scrutinized early prototypes to get all the details right. We had initially included a garbage recepticle in the product offering, but later removed it for more universal usage.
 This rendering shows the credenza in context with other Zones products. This was used in a gate presentation for Teknion
 What is successful about this product is how simply the details have been resolved. And the achievable colour combinations allow this product to be versatile to systems outside of the Zones system.
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