Living Tomorrow is an impressive project, offering people a glimpse into the future of life, health, technology and economy. Thanks to a new cooperation with Bene, Living Tomorrow now also presents the future world of work.
The concept of "Living Tomorrow" is unique in the world. Located in Brussels, Living Tomorrow provides a hub for innovative enterprises where visitors can experience products and services that could vastly improve the quality of our future life, home and workplace. Thanks to a new cooperation with Bene, Living Tomorrow now also presents the future world of work. According to the philosophy of Bene, the office is a living space, with different zones and areas to support various activities like collaboration and communication; but also focused work or ideation processes. Bene offered its expertise in the field to create a working environment that is a perfect fit for the project team of Living Tomorrow. The office features modern solutions for concentrated work as well as space for meetings, teamwork and retreat.
The Bene New Year card is something quite special and new every year. Read the story behind this season’s card in our magazine.
Architecture office AllesWird- Gut (in English, all will be well) has been undertaking visionary and creative work since 1997, without losing sight of the necessary pragmatism. The projects developed for Vienna and Munich range from housing and office buildings to the magdas HOTEL, a Caritas social business project. We talked to Herwig Spiegl, who cofounded AllesWirdGut, about visions, work processes and redesigning the skies.
When does Alles Wird Gut (in English, all will be well) find a project to be visionary?
Herwig Spiegl: We find a project visionary when it is possible to stand one’s ground against the argument of “it has always been like that”.
Many of your buildings are built for companies. Does an innovative space promote success?
HS: An innovative space does encourage you to think about things in a different way. It stimulates the senses and the imagination, creating a good basis for success.
It took only 17 days to build the Office of the Future. In this period, no concrete needed to be mixed, and not a single wood chip fell to the ground. The building was printed with a 6 meter high and 46 meter long 3-D printer. Fully functioning and equipped with electricity, water, telecommunications and air conditioning, it is the first office in the world to be built in this manner.
2A Magazine is the Middle East regional source for information regarding architecture, design, and art. ‘2A’ intends to establish a polyphonic relationship with the professional, international audience and should therefore focus on structures that make this relationship possible within its most comprehensive form. As part of its expanding activities 2A is now organizing the 2A Asia Architecture Award (2AAA).This event takes place annually to highlight and celebrate regional and Asian achievements in architecture.
The award is a critical effort to recognize and acknowledge architects who have engaged in creating and designing buildings and cities in Asia originating from their specific cultural and geographical localities and possess specific quality and characteristics attributable to their local origins.
NO MORE BLAH BLAH – MORE IDEAS
Our flagship store in Cologne is turning into a Pop Up Lab for Orgatec Week. Discover the importance of space in generating ideas. In line with the slogan "NO MORE BLAH BLAH", we won't just be talking about this – instead, we invite you to our 90-minute live sessions, in which you can actively participate.
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No more blah blah... MORE IDEAS! Bene takes a stand against the dull routine of everyday office life.
To celebrate the opening night of this year’s Orgatec, we thought we'd organise something special. Our Cologne flagship showroom will be transformed into a „Playground for Creativity“, and we invite all free thinkers and creative minds to join us there!
After a successful third edition of the Wroclove Design Festival, Wroclaw was recognised as a capital of European Design and Applied Arts. At this year’s event dozens of companies presented their latest innovations and experience in the field of functional design, demonstrating the modernity and attractiveness of products that have been created for everyday use. This year’s participants included the Austrian furniture manufacturer Bene, a leading player in the European market for innovative office concepts.
The Wroclove Design Festival is an International Festival that celebrates “good pro-jects” and is a common initiative of the charitable foundation Open Mind and Grupa-kreatywni.pl. Running from 18th to 22nd May 2016 at Aleja Bielany, Poland’s largest shopping centre, a variety of furniture and interior design products were presented to provide an insight into the significance of design in today’s world and in accordance with the festival’s motto - FOR SALE: DESIGN.
During the event, Bene - an expert in the field of interior office space design, presented a range of work space solutions for meeting and teamwork areas as part of a special exhibition entitled ‘Austrian Design Explosion’. The exhibition, organised and supported by the Austrian Embassy, aimed to highlight how the work of designers, technologists and researchers has helped to create a better and more beautiful world, from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution right up to today’s digital age. These changes have also been applied to the office, which has transformed from a purely functional space to one that is required to support our daily work, as well as the company in its pursuit of business success.
At the invitation of the Dubai government, Bene will furnish the world’s first ever 3D-printed office building with innovative furniture and a future-oriented innovation area, the Bene IDEA LAB. The “Office of the Future” is expected to open in the spring of 2016.
The “Office of the Future” is the first major project of the Dubai Futures Foundation, a government initiative aimed at promoting pioneering and innovative projects and partnerships. The project forms part of a comprehensive strategy that presents innovative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century. The future of real estate, construction, and design is a recurring theme.
Bene was chosen as an interior design partner for this ambitious building, providing a design concept that is future-oriented and promotes innovation.
The design for the space and the furnishing will be tailored to meet the needs of tomorrow’s working environment. The space has an open and flexible design and is suitable for a wide variety of potential applications and team sizes. The aim is for the building to become an established cultural centre in the region, through a mix of public and private events.
Things we are in the office: busy, active, creative, sometimes tired, sometimes happy. The new "I AM Bene" wallpapers help you to express your current state of mind on your computer screen.
The I AM Bene Wallpaper edition is now available for download in different solutions, optimized for desktop, tablet and mobile:
HD Screen / Desktop version 1920 x 1080px
Tablet version / iPad 2048x1536px
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