After a successful third edition of the Wroclove Design Festival, Wroclaw was recognised as a capital of European Design and Applied Arts. At this year’s event dozens of companies presented their latest innovations and experience in the field of functional design, demonstrating the modernity and attractiveness of products that have been created for everyday use. This year’s participants included the Austrian furniture manufacturer Bene, a leading player in the European market for innovative office concepts.
The Wroclove Design Festival is an International Festival that celebrates “good pro-jects” and is a common initiative of the charitable foundation Open Mind and Grupa-kreatywni.pl. Running from 18th to 22nd May 2016 at Aleja Bielany, Poland’s largest shopping centre, a variety of furniture and interior design products were presented to provide an insight into the significance of design in today’s world and in accordance with the festival’s motto - FOR SALE: DESIGN.
During the event, Bene - an expert in the field of interior office space design, presented a range of work space solutions for meeting and teamwork areas as part of a special exhibition entitled ‘Austrian Design Explosion’. The exhibition, organised and supported by the Austrian Embassy, aimed to highlight how the work of designers, technologists and researchers has helped to create a better and more beautiful world, from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution right up to today’s digital age. These changes have also been applied to the office, which has transformed from a purely functional space to one that is required to support our daily work, as well as the company in its pursuit of business success.
At the invitation of the Dubai government, Bene will furnish the world’s first ever 3D-printed office building with innovative furniture and a future-oriented innovation area, the Bene IDEA LAB. The “Office of the Future” is expected to open in the spring of 2016.
The “Office of the Future” is the first major project of the Dubai Futures Foundation, a government initiative aimed at promoting pioneering and innovative projects and partnerships. The project forms part of a comprehensive strategy that presents innovative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century. The future of real estate, construction, and design is a recurring theme.
Bene was chosen as an interior design partner for this ambitious building, providing a design concept that is future-oriented and promotes innovation.
The design for the space and the furnishing will be tailored to meet the needs of tomorrow’s working environment. The space has an open and flexible design and is suitable for a wide variety of potential applications and team sizes. The aim is for the building to become an established cultural centre in the region, through a mix of public and private events.
Things we are in the office: busy, active, creative, sometimes tired, sometimes happy. The new "I AM Bene" wallpapers help you to express your current state of mind on your computer screen.
The I AM Bene Wallpaper edition is now available for download in different solutions, optimized for desktop, tablet and mobile:
HD Screen / Desktop version 1920 x 1080px
Tablet version / iPad 2048x1536px
Mobile version / iPhone 1136 x 640px
On May 29th, leading corporate representatives, innovation experts and startups came together for the 2nd True Economy Forum. Amidst them: VerVieVas @ the Bene Nice Wall!
Once again we had the chance to accompany inspiring keynotes by amazing speakers live on stage with Graphic Recording on our continuous frameless interactive Wall.
The True Economy Forum 2015 transformed the top floor of the Vienna imperial palace into an executive academy for corporate-startup-collaboration. And that is exactly what the agenda was all about: Amazing keynotes, interesting workshops and various networking opportunities brought startups and established companies together! In order to capture all the profound experience of the speakers, a VerVieVas creative-team (Alexandra Brenner & Fridolin Brandl) accompanied them throughout the day with graphic recordings on the Bene Nice Wall live on stage.
Office Trends, Inspiration, New Working Environments, Communication, Creativity, Innovation
Thank you for visiting the Bene London showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week. It was great to see you!
With so many new products, trends and ideas being presented this year, there’s bound to have been something that you missed. That’s why Bene have teamed up with graphic facilitators Scriberia; to capture some of the festival’s key themes on the Nice Wall powered by We-inspire.
Throughout the week, Scriberia created a rich and evolving digital tapestry of the festival experience - incorporating visitor suggestions, insights and quotes. Download the full mural here to see their results.
Bene is publishing an innovative online tool to design office environments: The Bene Office Maker (officemaker.bene.com) is a new online application that makes the design of office spaces delightfully easy.
When you start planning an office space, you may quickly find that it’s much harder than you initially thought it would be. What does a modern office actually do? What needs to be considered? And how can an office space perfectly support a company’s culture and processes?”
This is why Bene developed the Office Maker, a handy online tool to offer support in the initial phases of office space design. The Bene Office Maker is a digital tool that enables a conveniently easy visualisation of office settings. The online application just asks a few simple questions about the user’s company, work methods and workflows.
Schiavello is the leading Australian designer and manufacturer of interior office environments, specialising in high-quality, dynamic office solutions. The company sets the bar extremely high in terms of design and workplace research, making them the ideal partner for Bene. "Bene is known all over the world as an expert in office design, and its solutions meet the varied requirements of its customers optimally", says Belinda Joyce, Partnership Manager at Schiavello. "We are convinced that with our outstanding customer service and Bene's extensive product range we can create decisive added value for our customers."
As a trendsetter in the sector, the Bene brand stands for continuous development and top-quality office design. In the fall of 2014, Bene restructured its sales organisation into three channels (‘direct selling', ‘project business' and ‘dealer business'), and since then it has concentrated on selected international markets with above-average growth potential. The focus of the sales activities is on innovative, brand-driven customer groups.
Once more Bene's design quality and innovation power has been endorsed with this design award. The workstation program CUBE_S received the German Design Award 2015 Special Mention by the German Council for Design. Form and function convinced the jury. This is already the third design award for CUBE_S. Last year, the program received the red dot design award and the Interior Innovation Award.
The German Design Award is the international premium prize given by the German Council for Design. Awards go to high quality products and projects in product and communication design as well as to design personalities and young designers who are in pioneering in their field within the German and international design landscape. The aim of the award is to recognise, present and award unique design trends. A competition that moves the design scene forward and highlights great design skills of the participants. The German Design Award is also highly regarded by the business world and the public. This is due to the renown of the organiser, the Council for Design, which has represented German design for the past 60 years and supports the business world skilfully and vigorously in all design aspects.
The high calibre international jury evaluated a total of 2,250 submissions. The workstation program CUBE_S by Bene received the Special Mention award for particular design quality. This prize honours work with especially successful design aspects or that offers great solutions.
"Bene Daily"; starting from today Bene's new blog will give readers a daily easy-to-cook recipe for making a simple lunch or a healthy snack to quell hunger pangs in the workplace. This "Bene Lunchtime" feature will be supplemented by "Bene Fit" - simple training exercises to bring a little more movement into the office place.
It forms the focus of the working day, it's the fulcrum and hub of everyday goings-on in the office. They will help you to switch off and replenish your reserves during the stressful working day. They will help you interact with colleagues and bring a welcome change even on those days when you're "in the flow” and the work seems to get done almost automatically. What we're talking about here - you've probably guessed it already - is the midday break.
The office as a living space has well organised spaces in which workers can also relax during these breaks. There is nothing more pitiful than having lunch at the work desk (known in the parlance as a “sad desk lunch"). One element that is at least equally important to the lunch break is of course the actual food itself. Whether it be the company canteen, a sandwich, a take-out or yesterday's left-overs - the possible options are as varied as the tastes to be enjoyed.
Bene Belgium turns 10! In order to properly celebrate this anniversary, we are pleased to invite you to the Bene Expert Talk «Co-Creating Tomorrow», taking place at the brand new headquarters of our partner Potiez-Deman.
Co-Creating Tomorrow: cooperation and creative collaboration enable innovation and encourage companies to grow and develop. In a Bene Expert Talk, international consultants, designers and entrepreneurs will discuss how teamwork can make your company successful and the part that office design plays in this process.