ICONIC AWARDS 2017
The shower of accolades for Bene continues –
Bene wins the iF DESIGN AWARD
Waidhofen an der Ybbs, 13 March 2017: 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.
Following numerous awards in 2016, such as the Identity Design Award 2016, the ICONIC Award 2017, the 2A Asia Architecture Award 2016, and the German Design Award 2017, the shower of accolades shows no sign of stopping in 2017.
And the office furniture specialists have now been honoured with the internationally renowned iF DESIGN AWARD. Bene won over a jury of 58 independent international experts with its innovative upholstery line SETTLE, thereby bringing this coveted hallmark of excellence to Austria. The competition was tough. The judges had to choose between 5,575 entries from 59 different countries.
With SETTLE, Bene has created a sleek and versatile range of upholstered furniture in the distinctive design language of PearsonLloyd. SETTLE creates an anchor for communication in the office environment and inspires new solutions. Soft shapes and high-quality materials bring a cosy and inviting atmosphere into the office, and encourage team discussion. SETTLE is suitable for both communal spaces and more exclusive areas.
The iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 is only the most recent in a long line of awards that Bene has received. The full list of design prizes awarded to Bene is much longer. Bene has won over 130 awards in recent years, underlining its impressive flair for design and innovation, and demonstrating the international office furniture specialist to be one of the most-awarded companies in the industry.
The iF DESIGN AWARD has been an internationally recognised trademark for outstanding design for over 60 years. The iF brand is established internationally as a symbol for outstanding design performance. The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. It recognises design achievements in all disciplines: product design, packaging design, communication design, service design, architecture, interior design, and professional concepts.
About Bene The international office expert is a specialist in the design and furnishing of office and working environments. Bene defines the office as a living space, and its concepts, products, and services turn this philosophy into a reality. The Bene Group is a globally active company with its head office and production facilities in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria. Development, design, and production, along with consulting and sales, are thereby united under one Austrian roof. As a significant market player in Europe, Bene stands for innovative concepts, inspiring offices and high-quality design. Bene develops and produces customised solutions for all company sizes – from one-person companies to SMEs and global corporations.
Bene received ICONIC AWARDS 2017: Interior Innovation prize
Waidhofen an der Ybbs, 10.01.2017: Bene’s FRAME_S product has been awarded the ICONIC AWARDS 2017: Interior Innovation – Winner by the German Design Council. Bene has already won a number of big prizes this year, such as the German Design Award and the International Identity Design Award. Now, Bene has once again come out ahead of its international competitors as an international expert in pioneering office furniture thanks to the quality and strength of its designs. The Interior Innovation award will be presented at the imm cologne 2017 in Cologne in January. The award-winning Bene product will be unveiled to the broader public as part of a special exhibition at the imm cologne.
The ICONIC AWARDS: The Interior Innovation prize honours companies in the interior design and interior architecture branches that shape our living environment with their products and repeatedly come up with innovative solutions. This prestigious award was created by the German Design Council, one of the leading centres of excellence in the world for communication transfer and knowledge exchange in the field of design.
Within the frame of the ICONIC AWARDS 2017: Interior Innovation the international jury recently awarded the winning prize for Interior Innovation to FRAME_S from Bene and also decided to present the product at the exhibition of the Cologne Art Society during the imm cologne 2017.
The members of the jury gave the award to FRAME_S as a product that creates a perfect working environment in open office structures. At a time when office layouts are becoming ever more varied and yet are also having to cater to individual requirements, FRAME_S both creates possibilities for people to find a space of their own and also helps promote teamwork. As a free-standing unit, FRAME_S is extremely flexible and combines the elements of storage space and dividing wall. This can be used to create offices with a high degree of privacy and personal organisation options. FRAME_S also creates small intimate spaces that offer shielded team areas for three to six people. With additional functions such as a standing meeting area or a comfortable seating area for a team, the furniture will add value to workflow in every day office life.
“This award once again proves that Bene is a pioneer and trendsetter in the industry. With our product innovations such as PARCS, NOOXS Think Tanks, SETTLE and FRAME_S, which has just received this award, we have played a significant role every year in helping to shape the development of the market and provide the freedom for creative processes to blossom within companies,” says Michael Fried, Bene’s Managing Director for Sales, Marketing and Innovation, highlighting Bene’s high level of innovation and strength in design.
The international office expert is a specialist in the design and furnishing of office and working environments. Bene defines the office as a living space, and its concepts, products, and services turn this philosophy into a reality. The Bene Group is a globally active company with its head office and production facilities in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria. Development, design, and production, along with consulting and sales, are thereby united under one Austrian roof. As a significant market player in Europe, Bene stands for innovative concepts, inspiring offices and high-quality design. Bene develops and produces customised solutions for all company sizes – from one-person companies to SMEs and global corporations.