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From 23 to 25 June 2019, Bene opened its first exhibition space in Israel, with over 100 guests, customers and friends in attendance. In 120 m² at the showroom of its local partner Global in Tel Aviv, the international office expert is presenting future-oriented office solutions for communication and exchanges as well as for management and team work in the modern office. Bene and its innovative office solutions fit Israel perfectly, as the country has positioned itself as a hub for start-ups, innovative companies, and international tech giants.
Approaching the end of a very successful first half of 2019 for Bene Switzerland, the long-established, Austrian-based company last week held the Bene Open Days in the Wallisellen showroom, from 25 to 27 June, presenting a selection of classic lines and new products. Over 100 interior architects, architects, designers, change managers and customers attended as guests of the international office furniture expert, and were clearly delighted by the innovative working environments on display, and the inspiring keynote presentations.
Last week at DENFAIR Melbourne, Australia’s largest furniture and design fair, Bene presented its multiple award-winning furniture ranges PIXEL and STUDIO by Bene and a Think Tank for the first time in Australia. In this fifth instance of DENFAIR Melbourne from 20 to 22 June, international companies and high-end brands introduced their current innovations and ideas for the home to over 8,000 visitors. This was the first year in which office furniture was also included.
The Economic Chamber of Lower Austrian (WKNÖ) honoured the best training programmes in the state at the end of May, and awarded Bene the special trophy for 2019 for having the most victorious trainees in competitions. With two first-place and one second-place finish in the State Trainee Competition 2019 in Pöchlarn, the international office furniture specialist’s next generation also had a successful start in the 2019 competition season.
The redesigned Ars Electronica Center in Linz opened to the public once again on 27 May 2019 following extensive renovation work. With a creative installation made up of more than 500 Bene PIXEL boxes, the exhibition organisers have designed an innovative Lab using the flexible modules from Bene’s PIXEL furniture range.
To celebrate Clerkenwell Design Week in London, from 21 to 23 May the Bene showroom at the beating heart of London’s design district will be transformed for three days into a creative PIXEL workshop and meeting point for members of the international architecture and design scene. It will also showcase the Backboard – from the multi-award-winning range STUDIO by Bene – fresh from its much-applauded appearance at the Salone del Mobile.Milano. For the 10th anniversary year of the UK’s greatest design festival, more than 300 exhibitors will present their latest innovations and ideas for the future.
The shelving system from the STUDIO by Bene furniture line has just received the Austrian Interior Design Award 2019. The product line, which has already won many international awards, thus also convinced the jury of the Furniture and Timber Construction Cluster of Business Upper Austria, the business agency of the Upper Austrian government.
Bene’s harbourfront showroom in Hamburg has been completely redesigned. Bene is the leading international specialist in the design and furnishing of inspiring office and working environments, and their new concept showroom, with a display area of 480 m², presents their future-thinking solutions for office communication and exchange of ideas, management areas and teamwork. In addition to the Hamburg location, Bene also has its own showrooms in several other cities in Germany, including Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne and Munich.
For the eighth time, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA is presenting a prestigious collection of the latest designer products from Austria at the 2019 furniture fair in Milan. STUDIO by Bene was chosen by the expert jury as one of the exclusive design exhibits for the exhibition.
Bene improved its sales by 12% to EUR 151.4 million and even increased the EBIT at an above-average rate of 27% to EUR 9.3 million in the 2018 financial year. The office furniture expert seamlessly continued this positive trend in the first quarter of 2019 and set a solid foundation for continuing its steady growth in the coming year by executing international framework agreements.