Teknion Brings Festival of Trees to Dallas

L-R: Ben Gaar (Teknion), Katlyn Byrnes (Teknion), Claire Gilmore (Children’s Health), Aaron Christine (Teknion) – Photos by Madi McGraw (madimcgraw.com

The Festival of Trees spreads holiday cheer throughout the local Dallas community

After five years of national success, Teknion expanded its Festival of Trees holiday event to Dallas for the first annual Dallas Festival of Trees. Fourteen of some of Dallas’ most talented designers gathered with Teknion in a competition to transform the Dallas Teknion showroom into a festive forest of trees. Teknion donated all fourteen trees in conjunction with the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Deck the Halls program to bring the magic to Children’s Health℠.

“The Dallas team has been inspired by the success of the Festival of Trees in cities like New York City and Philadelphia,” said Ben Gaar, Regional Vice President, South Central Region at Teknion. “We are so happy to bring this incredible Teknion event to Dallas and spread holiday cheer throughout our community.”

Each team received a $100 budget and the theme “holiday movies” to adorn a tree however they saw fit. After hours of designing, planning, and sourcing material, the results were crowned. This friendly competition named Perkins&Will the Best in Show. SmithGroup swept Miss Congeniality and Entos brought home the Best Theme Representation tree.

This event occurred on Thursday, December 8, in the Dallas Teknion Showroom. Participants included teams from Gensler, Corgan, HKS, Interior Architects, SmithGroup, Entos, Boka Powell, GFF, OTJ, HOK, CallisonRTKL, Perkins&Will, Interprise, and Workplace Solutions.