Bene, the international expert in future-oriented office worlds, is now launching its successful executive furniture line AL with new materials, entirely in sophisticated black. AL stands for aluminium and celebrates – in anodised black – puristic design, elegance and understatement.
Design: Kai Stania
"No matter what you produce from aluminium – high-tech devices, fast cars or precise components for space travel – you can sense the allure of this material," explains designer Kai Stania. “After the redesign of AL in 2012, which was primarily devoted to details and technical refinements, AL is now also available as a Selection of the most sophisticated options."
The first impression of AL Selection is compelling, with exclusive materials and great attention to detail - all presented in timeless black. AL Selection combines aluminium with premium heavyweight leather or oak and glass. The visual and tactile qualities of these materials are unusual in this combination - the silky surface of the anodised aluminium, the sensual warmth of the leather and the cool elegance of black glass. AL Selection furniture also meets the highest technical standards in media integration and functionality.
AL is not just the name of the comprehensive Bene range, it is also the chemical symbol for aluminium which, as a material, defines the product line. The fact that it is low weight and yet highly stable makes aluminium an ideal material for complex constructions and for use in premium sectors. Thanks to the innovative frame structure, "Space Frames", the tables can span lengths of up to eight metres. Their 45 degree slant and their elliptical cross-section give the table legs a slim profile.
The table top slides to allow the necessary equipment, power sockets and docking station to be placed in the compartment underneath, keeping the work surface free and ensuring clarity and a good overview. The laterally movable leather writing surface also hides a compartment specifically for a Notebook. In addition, the executive tables have a private storage compartment which can be locked electronically. The AL range also includes a height-adjustable free desk, sideboards and credenzas.
These days, work is increasingly taking place in teams and projects. Anyone who uses their office as a communicative hub needs a space that gives clarity and allows them to focus on the important things. This is exactly what Bene's executive furniture range stands for - competence without weightiness, communication instead of hierarchy. AL's extraordinary design and innovation have already received prestigious design awards (Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Red Dot Design Award, iF Award).
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