Austria-based office furniture manufacturer Bene has received the 2013 red dot design award for three new products named as DOCKLANDS, CUBE_S and BAY Chair, which demonstrate expertise in design.
DOCKLANDS from Bene is an alternative workspace furniture, designed by the London-based design studio PearsonLloyd for temporary activities. With clever partitioning of space and effective acoustics, the product supports concentrated and focused work. The Dock-In Bays are the centrepiece of the new product family, which is designed by PearsonLloyd as an anchor point in everyday office life for employees and visitors.
Designed by PearsonLloyd for collaboration and shared use, the BAY chair can be used for teamwork, meetings, informal get-togethers and temporary focused work. The Bay Chair adapts to changing users, and is an ideal response to flexible work styles. Exhibiting a soft design in its appearance, it brings a human touch and emotion into the office.
Bringing a striking new quality to the permanent workplace, the CUBE_S is an intelligent workspace and storage module from Bene, which is designed by the Viennese designer Christian Horner. It provides a new structure to the office space and offers sufficient scope for individuals to arrange their own working environment. Designed to include necessary tools and documents within, the CUBE_S system, which is a combination of desk and storage space, allows the users to work as if they were in a cockpit.
The red dot design award is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. The awards will be presented by Designzentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen during the Red Dot Gala at the Aalto Theatre in Essen on 1 July 2013.