In the PARCS collection, PearsonLloyd wanted to give people a real choice of space and experience, so that they were not dictating how or where people should work. They did not want to presume that they knew what would be comfortable for a particular type or length of meeting. It was more that they wanted to facilitate a different type of use, a different type of interaction, a different type of communication.
In 2009 a new kind of furniture was launched: PARCS inspired unconventional office layouts, breaking out from established formats and routines. Jointly developed by the London design duo PearsonLloyd, it defined a new style of office interaction – informal, inspirational and communicative. We celebrate 10 years of PARCS and revisit the background to this success story.
A kaleidoscope shows us beautiful designs made from many different shapes. Constantly shifting components and creating something new. The same is true for varied product ranges such as STUDIO, PIXEL and the WORKPLACE Portfolio.
Pioneering concepts for the working environment of the future: As never before, rapid change is affecting every aspect of our society, politics, economy and consequently also our working lives. As part of a large-scale study, Bene conducted interviews and discussions with more than 40 international experts in order to identify current trends, summarise them, and present an overview of their potential impact on working environments. The results of this research project have just been published by Bene as the Future of Work Report 2018, now available online at http://futureofwork.bene.com/.
08. March 2018 | Bikini Berlin, 2. OG | Budapester Straße 38-50
You are cordially invited to the presentation of our new design line STUDIO by Bene at our showroom in Berlin.
1st March 2018 | Seamen’s Hall at Somerset House, Strand London WC2R 1LA
The STUDIO Party presented by Bene & Dezeen for those who live and work by their own rules.
22nd March 2018 | Living Tomorrow | Indringingsweg 1, 1800 Vilvoorde, Belgium | Tel. +32-2-421 41 80 | OFFICE@BENE.COM
As a leading international designer and furnisher of modern office and working environments, our mission is to anticipate and understand changes that affect the future of work, in order to provide new and intelligent solutions for our customers as soon as possible.
The world's largest design fair took place between 4–9 April: the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Major brands and up-and-coming international designers presented the trends of tomorrow. PIXEL by Bene obviously had to take part.
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile has been the centrepiece of the international scene every spring for 56 years now. Around 2,000 companies presented the latest design trends over approx. 200,000 m2 of exhibition space. More than 3,000 visitors came in search of inspiration this year. The six days also included around 1,300 different events. The Salone Ufficio takes place every two years as part of the Salone Internazionale. This year’s "International Biennial Workspace Exhibition", originally established in 1982, was devoted to the theme "Workplace 3.0". Around 120 exhibitors presented their solutions for the working environment over approx. 10,000 m2 of exhibition space.
Innovation is not a trend, but a critical component if you want to really set yourself apart. As a business within a highly competitive market. As a group within our society. And as an individual, at home and in the workplace.
Bene and Interface are proud to announce their new partner ship with the permanent innovation platform LIVING TOMORROW. What will the future be like? Discover the answer at our inauguration event!
The Bene New Year card is something quite special and new every year. Read the story behind this season’s card in our magazine.