Tara Catriona Bichler
Corporate Communications Manager
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Bene has recently been honoured with this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, and can now be counted among the prize winners of this renowned design label. The prize was awarded for the upholstery line SETTLE, released in early 2016. Having won more than 130 awards in recent years, the international office furniture specialists continue to impress year after year with their flair for design and innovation. The iF DESIGN AWARD is presented annually by the Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, Germany’s oldest independent design institution.
On the evening of the ORGATEC opening, the international furniture manufacturer Bene presented its new product lines DELTA, T-PANEL and PIXEL for the first time. These innovations are a direct follow-up on the product ranges that the Austrian company introduced in the spring – FRAME_S, NOOXS Think Tanks and SETTLE – and underline its strong position as a visionary in the industry. With its new solu-tions, Bene creates room for allowing creative processes to unfurl in companies and brings colour and a homely atmosphere into the office. At the presentation in Cologne last night, the international industry audience was very enthusiastic.
The Bene Group cleans up at the German Design Award 2017, winning not one but two of the renowned premium prizes awarded by the German Design Council. NOOXS Think Tank, Bene’s modular and flexible room system, was named a Winner while SETTLE, the upholstered furniture line, was honoured with a Special Mention. Winning these latest design awards is just one more confirmation of the quality and strength of design at Bene, the international expert in forward-looking office furniture.
The boundaries between fixed workstations and communal areas are becoming increasingly blurred, with focused work and communicative exchange now more seamlessly blended. Office furnishings in this respect need to be more multifunctional than ever before. As a pioneer in workspace design, Bene has helped to shape this trend, developing numerous new products in recent years and successfully introducing them to the market. Today Bene is launching three new innovative product lines: FRAME_S, NOOXS Think Tank and SETTLE. These latest products support teamwork and can make an essential contribution to internal corporate communications, and therefore the company’s success.
RIYA wins another award: The Bene swivel chair, designed by PearsonLloyd, wins silver at Focus Open 2014. Focus Open is the international design prize awarded by the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The swivel chair, which has already won numerous prizes, scores with its unique design and intuitive handling. RIYA adapts to the user’s body and encourages movement around the different zones and areas of the open office.
The best ideas don’t come about from working alone – complex tasks and interdisciplinary projects require teamwork. But what does good teamwork require? How are ideas turned to innovation(s)? And what can office spaces bring to the table? As part of this year’s VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, international experts representing a variety of fields explored these and other related themes at the “CO-CREATING TOMORROW” expert talk, held at Bene’s flagship store in Vienna.