THE CORE by Bene

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again significantly changed the way we at Bene see the office. Uncertainty is increasing significantly, both in our personal lives and our professional environment, and the future is less predictable. We ask ourselves: How does an office need to look to make it through the pandemic – and even more importantly: How will the office work after the pandemic?


ONLINE EXPERT TALKS RECORDING: Open Collaboration – The Human Factor

An online expert talk with three leading workplace experts: neuropsychologist Elke Geraerts, designer Tom Lloyd and digital champion Saskia van Uffelen.


ONLINE EXPERT TALKS: Open Collaboration – The Human Factor

Bene invites you to an online expert talk with three leading workplace experts: neuropsychologist Elke Geraerts, designer Tom Lloyd and digital champion Saskia van Uffelen.


Expert talk recording: Luke Pearson & Tom Lloyd: The world is changing. Lead together

Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson impressively demonstrate time and time again what it is that distinguishes high-quality industrial design – being able to take knowledge about the continually changing nature of the ways we work, possibilities offered by production methods and the conditions in which we live and then intelligently applying this to new products and utilisation concepts.

In this webinar recording, designers Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd talk about the development of PORTS and the future of leadership.


LEAD TOGETHER – Interview with Pearson Lloyd

Time and again, the two design partners from London impressively demonstrate what high-quality industrial design is all about, namely cleverly transposing changing ways of working and life situations to new products and usage concepts. 10 years after the joint development of the PARCS product series, the London design studio PearsonLloyd has once again developed an innovative office concept together with Bene: PORTS.

We spoke to Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson about developing PORTS as “New Leadership Environments”.


Pearson Lloyd on “New Leadership”

Leadership and good decisions will become more precious as time and economic pressure continue to impose restrictions on business. Getting the best out of people and making environments that support natural behaviour has been key to the studio’s work for the last 20 years. In new leadership a greater up-flow of information and ideas takes place. This doesn’t diminish the need for leadership, but it makes the process more inclusive and therefore more rigorous.

We spoke to Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson about the evolution from “New Working Environments” to “New Leadership Environments”. Read for yourself:


The planning of the right distance

To efficiently implement the return to the office, existing office structures need to be analysed and adapted. The right harmony between distance and proximity influences the planning.


The harmony of the right distance

Step by step we are moving into a new normal. The most important new game rule for collaboration is: SOCIAL DISTANCING. We at Bene say: PHYSICAL DISTANCING to stay social. The right distance, has always been essential to interact efficiently as a community, team, or group to proactively shape our future and our goals together.


Longing to get back to the Office

The boundary between the home and the office has become more fluid. Against the backdrop of the current global crisis, we are experiencing a stress test for the home office. It turns out that working from home works in principle, but are also realising the benefits of working in the office too. This will have an impact on the use concepts and design of office space in the future.


RECHARGE NOW: Meditation Session #3 – Breathing

Serenity and focus are essential sources of inspiration and creativity. At Bene, we also want to support this in your everyday life and provide you with a series of meditation sessions: Session #3 – Breathing.